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Hunger Games: Catching Fire Breaks November Opening Weekend Record

Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence & Sam Claflin

It was the biggest opening November weekend at the movies EVER this year thanks to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film set a record by grossing $161.1 million domestically on its premiere weekend.

The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, beat out The Twilight Saga: New Moon — its opening weekend grossed $142 million back in 2009.

Besides just becoming a November record, Catching Fire is now also has the fourth highest-grossing opening weekend record of all time. Only The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.1 million) did better.

Worldwide, the film has already earned more than $300 million. 


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