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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second film in a franchise that has obviously caught fire with audiences. The sequel to 2012's The Hunger Games began playing last night at 8 Pm and since then has grossed $25.25 million domestically, 28% higher than the first film's Thursday opening with $32 million already in the bank from 43 international territories. Comparisons are already being drawn to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, but those comparisons have to remember, they are being made to the final film in a popular franchise compared to only the second film in a franchise that has two more releases yet to come. That said, the difference is minimal as Breaking Dawn - Part 2's Thursday night last November was $30.4 million. Granted, screenings of that film began at 10 Pm, but that film also ran 30 minutes shorter than Catching Fire. Catching Fire (read my review here) is expected to make »

- Brad Brevet

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