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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is ready to scorch all the other tributes at the box office this weekend, and is already off to a huge start.  The sequel grossed a stellar $25.3 million from Thursday showings that started 8 p.m., and could hit anywhere between $150 million and $180 million over the weekend. This is even higher than initially projected, and the film will easily pass the November record of $142.8 million, set by "Twilight Saga: New Moon." Marvel's "Iron Man 3" currently holds the opening weekend record for 2013, having earned $174.1 million in early May.   In comparison, 2012's »

- Dave Lewis

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