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'Frozen' Can't Catch 'Fire,' But Both Feast Over Holiday

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December 01, 2013 AT 8:46 AM
Hollywood could give thanks for its heroines this weekend as the women of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen got the holiday season off to a bristling start. Fire topped the box office with $110.2 million over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak. The impressive haul in Fire's second weekend marks the largest debut ever for a film over the Thanksgiving weekend, smashing the record of $82.4 million set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001. The $130 million Jennifer Lawrence sequel has collected $296.5 million since its release Nov. 22. The second-week performance also silenced analysts, some of whom suggested that last month's debut of $158 million was a disappointment.