Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we're ready to accept Jennifer Lawrence as our new lord and savior.
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate): $161 million in 4,163 theaters
Katniss Everdeen broke all the records. At least, she broke the records available to her. Catching Fire is now the biggest November opening ever, besting Twilight, and fourth on the all-time opening weekends ever. That feat is especially impressive considering Hunger Games doesn't rely on 3-D ticket prices to bloat totals.
2. Thor: The Dark World (Beuna Vista): $14 million in 3,713 theaters [Week 3]
Consider this: Thor, the two-week reigning box office champion, has only grossed $8 million more than Catching Fire domestically. That's how big Catching Fire's opening weekend was. Not to diminish Thor's achievements as a steady, reliable franchise, but it's not even in the same league. Few movies are.
3. The Best Man Holiday (Universal): $12.5 million in 2,041 theaters [Week 2]
Soon there will be a Best Man movie for specific holidays, not just the vague concept of a holiday. Let's throw around some new ideas: The Best Man Christmas, The Best Man Easter, The Best Man Father's Day, The Best Man President's Day, The Best Man Talk Like a Pirate Day. There's an endless well of material to draw from.