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01 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Fire and ice might not seem to be natural companions (what with the whole melting thing), but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney’s new animated feature Frozen certainly had sparks at the top of the US Box Office this Thanksgiving Weekend, according to studio estimates. The Hunger Games sequel continued to show real power, breaking a record for biggest Thanksgiving weekend earnings, taking in $74.5 million Friday to Sunday and an impressive $110.2 million across the five days since the Thursday holiday in the States.

Frozen had its own records to snap, offering the best Thanksgiving opening ever, grabbing $93 million ($66 million of that in three days), ahead of the previous holder, Toy Story 2. The Pixar film took in $80 million back in 1999. Third place was Thor: The Dark World, which made $15.4 million. Fourth place went to The Best Man Holiday with $8.4 million, while Jason Statham’s latest, Homefront, mustered $6.9 million on the weekend and $9.7 million total since release.

Delivery Man fell to sixth place, earning $4.8 million, The Book Thief expanded its cinema count and entered the top 10 at seventh with $4.8 million, and Black Nativity arrived in seventh to a disappointing $3.8 million. Ninth place went to Philomena, which made $3.7 million, while 12 Years A Slave slipped one place to tenth with $3 million. The big flop story of this weekend, however, was the new version of Oldboy, which opened in limited release (583 screens) and earned a disappointing $1.2 million total across the five days.

To see Katniss get chilly facing off against two Disney princesses and a talking snowman in the full chart listings, head to Box Office Mojo.

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