Catching Fire becomes biggest November opening of all time.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire made box office history this weekend, becoming the biggest November opening in history with $161.1 million in North American ticket sales, and a whopping $307.7 million globally. The second film in the franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright and others, easily outpaced the first film's $218 million debut.
The film is now the fourth-biggest opening of all time after The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) and the final Harry Potter film ($169.2 million).
Thor 2: The Dark World came in second place, adding $14.1 to its take and bringing the film's worldwide total to $548.8 million. The Best Man Holiday placed third, grossing $12.5 million and bringing its domestic total to a hearty $50.4 million.
Vince Vaughn has less to smile about this week. His film Delivery Man scored the lowest numbers of his career with a paltry $8.2 million.
Next week, anticipated films like Black Nativity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Spike Lee's Oldboy will pack the box office. With Hunger Games nearly guaranteed to keep the top slot, which one is a contender for second place?
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