‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ top grossing 2013 domestic release
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has surpassed “Iron Man 3″ to become the top grossing 2013 domestic release, Lionsgate said Friday.
As of this week, the futuristic sequel has made $409.4 million in the United States and Canada, a hair over the $409.3 million logged by “Iron Man 3.” Technically, “Iron Man 3″ is still the highest grossing film of the last calendar year, and its global haul is larger, standing at $1.2 billion.
Globally, “Catching Fire” now enjoys a worldwide box office total of $838.2 million after seven weeks in theaters. That eclipses the $691 million the first “Hunger Games” made during its entire theatrical run.
“The Hunger Games” series stars Jennifer Lawrence as an impoverished girl forced to compete in gladiatorial games.
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The next two installments in the franchise, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” are currently in production and will be released on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.