Hunger Games: Catching Fire stayed at the top of the U.S. box office for the second straight week over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
According to box office receipts, the sequel earned over $110.2 million over the long weekend, out pacing the second place finisher Frozen, from Disney, which earned a solid if not spectacular $93 million.
The take by Frozen made it the biggest debut ever at Thanksgiving. In fact, third place finisher Catching Fire even passed the previous debut record for Thanksgiving set in 2001 by Harry Potter at $82.4 million.
An executive vice president at Walt Disney, for distribution, David Hollis said the results of Frozen were much, much better than anticipated and was the biggest ever release of one of its movies.
The last Disney movie to debut during Thanksgiving to take in a large dollar figure was Tangled in 2010, which earned a respectable $68.7 million.
Frozen is about a Scandinavian princess who attempts to save the kingdom after her sister, the queen, accidently used her magic powers to put the country under a deep freeze.
There was a big drop off after the first two finishers in the box office race, with third place going to Thor, another Disney film that earned $15.5 million.
The Best Man Holiday, a movie with an ensemble cast earned just over $11.1 million to claim the fourth spot for the weekend.
Homefront, which stars Jason Statham and was written by actor and director Sylvester Stallone finished fifth, but second in the race for debut movies with $9.8 million.
The disappointment of the weekend went to Oldboy, the latest movie by director Spike Lee that failed to attract much viewership earning just $850,000.
The biopic about Nelson Mandela titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom earned just over $100,300, but it is considered a good return given it opened in just four cinemas in Los Angeles and New York.
The box office in North America took in over $294 million during the five-day holiday weekend which beat last year’s taking during the same holiday, which was $290 million.