All Gravy, No Turkeys at the Box Office This Thanksgiving


Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice. It's an ongoing debate. But when it comes to making a total pantload of money, it turns out that either will suffice, as "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" both racked up massive hauls over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, setting a new box office record in the process.

The numbers are truly impressive. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned a record $110.2 million over the five day weekend (including $74.5 million from Friday through Sunday), bringing its ten day domestic total to a cool $296.6 million.

Meanwhile, Disney's latest animated feature turned out to be a major hit in its own right, as "Frozen" pulled in an estimated $93 million over the five day weekend ($66.7 from Friday through Sunday).

And it wasn't just the top of the chart making hay. Well-timed counter-programming helped several other films make their chart debuts as well, including "Homefront" ($7 million from Friday to Sunday), "The Book Thief" ($4.9 million), "Black Nativity" ($3.9 million) and "Philomena" ($3.8 million).

All told, Hollywood dragged in an estimated $294 million at the box office over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the previous record of $289.6 million, set just last year.

Here's a look at the three-day box office totals, courtesy of

1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - $74.5m (our review)

2. "Frozen" - $66.7m (our review)

3. "Thor: The Dark World" - $11.1m (our review)

4. "The Best Man Holiday" - $8.5m (our review)

5. "Homefront" - $7m (our review)

6. "Delivery Man" - $6.9m (our review)

7. "The Book Thief" - $4.9m (our review)

8. "Black Nativity" - $3.9m (our review)

9. "Philomena" - $3.8m (our review)

10. "12 Years a Slave" - $3m (our review)