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‘Hunger Games’ stays top of US box office

Entertainment Desk |
Update: 2013-12-02 08:56:59
‘Hunger Games’ stays top of US box office

DHAKA: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has held on to the top spot at the US box office for a second week, with Disney’s Frozen opening at number two.

According to early estimates, the Hunger Games sequel took $110.2m while Frozen took $93m, reports the BBC.

That figure made Frozen the biggest Thanksgiving opening ever.

Catching Fire and Frozen both beat the Thanksgiving box office record of $82.4m set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001.

Dave Hollis, Walt Disney executive vice president for distribution, said, ‘This was much more than we ever could have thought’, adding that it was the biggest-ever opening for one of its releases.

Disney’s ‘Tangled’ opened during the Thanksgiving period in 2010, taking $68.7m.

Frozen tells the story of a Scandinavian princess who tries to save her kingdom after the queen, her sister, accidentally uses her magic powers to freeze the country.

Disney’s action film ‘Thor’ came in third with $15.5m.

BDST: 1951 HRS, DEC 02, 2013

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