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Thanksgiving weekend proved to be very fruitful for “Frozen (2013),” nearly snatching the top spot from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in North America. The Disney animated film opened to an estimated $66.7 million in its debut weekend landing in second place, facing off against  Lionsgate’s “Catching Fire” still sitting at the top of the podium with an impressive $74.5 million in its second weekend.

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Part 1 is set to be released in 2014, and Part 2 in 2015

“Frozen” still managed to make history this weekend, boasting with the record as the biggest opening movie for a Thanksgiving weekend ever. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” which raked in $57.5 million, was dethroned by the all ages film voiced by Kristen Bell and Broadway star Idina Menzel. The Disney film took home approximately $93 million since its November 27 release. “Catching Fire” also reached an epic milestone as the highest domestic box office grosser for a five-day holiday weekend. The Jennifer Lawrence-starrer raked in $110.2 million from Wednesday to Sunday for a domestic total of $296.5 million. Both films outperformed Disney’s previous five-day record holder, “Toy Story 2”, which earned $80.1 million in 1999.

Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013)

“Thor: The Dark World” slides in to third place with $11.1 million,  “The Best Man Holiday” moves down to the fourth position with $8.4 million, and Jason Statham’s “Homefront” opens to $6.9 million in its debut weekend.

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – $74.5 million
  2. “Frozen (2013)” – $66.7 million
  3. “Thor: The Dark World” – $11.1 million
  4. “The Best Man Holiday” – $8.4 million
  5. “Homefront” – $6.97 million
  6. “Delivery Man” – $6.93 million
  7. “The Book Thief” – $4.8 million
  8. “Black Nativity” – $3.8 million
  9. “Philomena” – $3.7 million
  10. “Last Vegas” – $2.7 million