Catching Fire is now officially the No. 1 best box-office performing film released in the year 2013! It has now accumulated $409.4 million at the US domestic box office after just 49 days after release, plus over $450 million worldwide.
Here's what Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer had to say about the fantastic achievement:
"The Hunger Games franchise continues to evolve into a truly global phenomenon. The success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a testament to the vision of author Suzanne Collins, the sure hand of director Francis Lawrence, the brilliant performances of a remarkably talented cast led by the amazing Jennifer Lawrence and superb execution by our motion picture production, marketing and distribution teams. We will continue to grow the transformative Hunger Games franchise in the years to come even as we continue to develop a dynamic portfolio of premium new brands."
The film also set US box-office records for the biggest November opening weekend of all time ($158.1 million) as well as the biggest three- and five-day Thanksgiving box office totals ever. It has become the 13th highest-grossing North American release in history and remains in wide release.
It passed the first Hunger Games film, which grossed $408 million at the domestic box office, on Tuesday and is the fifth fastest film ever to reach the $400 million mark at the domestic box office.
via Lionsgate @ PR Newswire