Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to dominate the box office on Monday with a first place take of $12.32 million. The blockbuster action-adventure sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 64 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games fell 69 percent on its first Monday to gross $10.82 million. It should be noted that Monday's grosses in general received a bit of a boost from the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has grossed a massive $170.396 million in four days. That is in line with the film's wide ranging expectations and places the film 4 percent ahead of the $163.36 million four-day start of The Hunger Games.
Thor: The Dark World placed in a distant second with $1.36 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 64 percent from Sunday and down a solid 38 percent from last Monday. With an 18-day take of $169.28 million, Thor: The Dark World is currently running 15 percent ahead of the $147.04 million 18-day gross of 2011's Thor. Thor: The Dark World hasn't held up very well thus far, but will likely experience temporary stabilization over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday frame.
Universal's The Best Man Holiday claimed third place with $0.94 million. The successful ensemble comedy was down 69 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 61 percent from last Monday, as the film continues to display signs of front-loading. Nevertheless, The Best Man Holiday continues to exceed expectations with an eleven-day take of $51.299 million. The Best Man Holiday should stabilize over the holiday frame, though it will also face added competition from Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity when it debuts on Wednesday.
Delivery Man grossed $0.74 million to place in fourth. The Vince Vaughn comedy vehicle from Disney and DreamWorks was down just 60 percent Sunday, but continues to perform poorly in the bigger picture. Delivery Man has grossed $8.68 million in its first four days of release, which is below the film's already modest pre-release expectations and is quite disappointing by Vaughn's previous box office standards.