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Catching Fire” and “Frozen” are poised to battle for wide auds over the Thanksgiving long weekend, though “Catching Fire” looks to win the tourney with north of $85 million Wednesday-Sunday.

Lionsgate’s B.O. behemoth, which launched last weekend with the sixth-highest domestic bow ever, at $158 million has grossed $170 million domestically through Monday.

Disney Animation’s 3D tuner “Frozen” has expectations in the $70 million-plus range for five days.

Photos: Box Office: Top 10 Thanksgiving Weekend Openings (5-Day)

While “Catching Fire” and “Frozen” will slug it out at the top, several other films either bow or expand nationwide, including Fox Searchlight’s holiday musical “Black Nativity” and Fox’s family drama “The Book Thief,” which so far has earned $1.4 million in limited release. Both films are expected to gross in the high-single digits through Sunday.

Competing for adult audiences is Open Road’s Jason Statham-actioner “Homefront,” tracking in the high-single digits in five days, »


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