Catching Fire & Frozen Break Holiday Box Office Records

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical “Frozen” opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Both films bested the previous Thanksgiving record holder, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which earned $57.5 million in 2001 over a three-day period.

“Frozen” is now the biggest Thanksgiving wide release opener ever.

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Lionsgate’s sequel and Disney’s frosty fete now hold the record for the highest domestic box office grosses for the three-day and five-day holiday weekend, as “Catching Fire” blazed the trail and “Frozen” slid in at No. 2.

From Wednesday to Sunday, “Catching Fire” brought in $110.2 million, bringing the domestic total to $297 million. “Frozen” scored $93 million, topping Disney’s previous five-day champ, “Toy Story 2,” which earned $80.1 million in 1999.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” $75 million ($92.5 million international).

2.“Frozen,” $67 million ($16.7 million international).

3.“Thor: The Dark World,” $11.1 million ($12.2 million international).

4.“The Best Man Holiday,” $8.5 million.

5.“Homefront,” $7 million ($1.2 million international).

6.“Delivery Man,” $6.9 million.

7.“The Book Thief,” $4.9 million.

8.“Black Nativity,” $3.9 million.

9.“Philomena,” $3.8 million.

10.“Last Vegas,” $2.8 million ($2.2 million international).

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