Moviegoers satiated their appetite for the Hunger Games franchise by making the sequel Catching Fire one of the year's biggest hits.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened with $161.1 million (5.1 billion baht) at the US weekend box office, according to studio estimates. It became the biggest November debut ever, as well as Lionsgate's most lucrative opening.
The result fell short of some expectations and failed to dethrone the year's biggest box-office opening, Iron Man 3 with $174 million. But the film opened massively worldwide, taking in a total of $307.7 million.
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