The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues to light up audiences, reaching the $400 million mark at the domestic box office on Friday.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues to light audiences, reaching the $400 million mark at the domestic box office on Friday, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Lionsgate's young adult adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson earned $1.7 million on Thursday night to bring its domestic total to $400.1 million in just 42 days. The previous film in the franchise, The Hunger Games, took 80 days to reach the same milestone after opening in March 2012.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the sequel is the fifth fastest film ever to hit the $400 million mark, behind The Avengers (14 days), The Dark Knight (18 days), Avatar (23 days) and The Dark Knight Rises (29 days).
Internationally, Catching Fire has earned $408 million to date for a worldwide tally of $808 million, surpassing the $691 million total of the previous film.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.