But Catching Fire didn't fare too badly. The second Hunger Games installment pulled in a hefty $27 million in its third week of release, bringing its three-week domestic gross to $336 million and its international gross to $673 million.
Both Frozen and Catching Fire broke Thanksgiving weekend records -- the former had the best-ever Thanksgiving opening, while the dystopian Hunger Games epic hauled in the most money for a film over the five-day weekend.
Christian Bale's Out of the Furnace, however, performed far worse than the more family-friendly fare, taking in third place with only $5.3 million.
[New York Times, The Wrap]
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