'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Surpasses $300 Million Milestone on Tuesday

on December 04, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to lead the way on Tuesday with a daily take of $4.01 million. In the process the blockbuster action-adventure sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence surpassed the $300 million domestic milestone on Tuesday. Catching Fire reached the milestone in just twelve days, which ties it with last year's The Dark Knight Rises as the third fastest film ever to reach the $300 million mark (only last year's Marvel's The Avengers and 2008's The Dark Knight reached the milestone faster). Catching Fire is the third release of 2013 to reach the $300 million milestone thus far (joining Iron Man 3 and Despicable Me 2).

With a twelve-day total of $303.71 million, Catching Fire is running 18 percent ahead of the $258.33 million twelve-day take of last year's The Hunger Games (which took 17 days to reach the $300 million mark). Catching Fire was up 18 percent over Monday's performance and down 75 percent from last Tuesday.

Disney's Frozen held steady in second place with $2.50 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation was essentially unchanged from Monday's performance. In comparison, 2010's Tangled fell 4 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $1.698 million. Frozen has grossed a very impressive $98.94 million after seven days of wide release and is set to reach the $100 million domestic milestone today. The film is currently running 37 percent ahead of the $72.17 million seven-day start of Tangled. Frozen and Catching Fire are likely to find themselves in a close race for first place over the upcoming weekend.

Open Road's Homefront was up one spot and a healthy 39 percent over Monday to take third on Tuesday with $0.701 million. The action thriller starring Jason Statham and James Franco has grossed $10.94 million through its first week or release. That is towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 18 percent behind the $13.28 million seven-day start of 2010's Faster.

Thor: The Dark World fell one spot from Monday to place in fourth with $0.655 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 23 percent over Monday and down 66 percent from last Tuesday. With a 26-day total of $187.89 million, Thor: The Dark World is currently $12.11 million away from reaching the $200 million mark.

Tags: Thor: The Dark World, Homefront, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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