I saw this movie with a friend Thursday night at 8 PM showing (on standard 2D, though I was hoping to see it on IMAX...maybe next time. I definitely want to see this movie again!). It was showing beginning that Thursday at my local AMC24 theater at 5 PM (both standard 2D and IMAX), then 8 PM, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and so on until midnight. The theater was packed, but it was not bad at all because if you missed the first showing, there was a new screening every 30 minutes or so. The movie was great! My friend (and she hasn't even seen the first movie nor read the books, but she wanted to see it with me) and I both loved and enjoyed watching it. I must say both Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland were great, both of their performances and individual scenes they appeared in were either the highlight or memorable. You will definitely remember their characters and their memorable scenes/moments with Katniss Everdeen and company long after seeing this film! I'll post my own review of this film very soon!
Anyway, here's more info. about this film's weekend box-office success (via Box Office Mojo and Collider)!
Box Office Mojo)
Weekend Report: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened to $161.1 million this weekend. If estimates hold, that will be a new record for a 2D-only movie... FULL STORY
'Catching Fire' Scores $25 Million on Thursday...
Also, here's the Top 10 Weekend Box Office Chart via Collider...
|1.||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||$161,100,000||$161.1|
|2.||Thor: The Dark World||$14,117,000||$167.8|
|3.||The Best Man Holiday||$12,500,000||$50.3|
|7.||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||$3,450,000||$95.4|
|9.||12 Years a Slave||$2,800,000||$29.3|
|10.||Dallas Buyers Club||$2,769,000||$6.4|
Also, Catching Fire also managed to place fourth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, putting it ahead of both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
|1.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$207.4|
|2.||Iron Man 3||$174.1|
|3.||Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2||$169.1|
|5.||The Dark Knight Rises||$160.8|
|6.||The Dark Knight||$158.4|
|7.||The Hunger Games||$152.5|
|9.||Twilight Saga: New Moon||$142.8|
|10.||Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2||$141|
Plus, Catching Fire international numbers via Deadline Hollywood...
By Mike Fleming Jr. – International numbers forThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pouring in now, and they are as good as the domestic numbers. The film has grossed $146.6 million in 63 territories, which puts its global opening weekend gross at $307.7 in 65 territories.