The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Becomes Second Highest Grossing Film Of 2013 In The U.S.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Box Office

Even though it fell out of the top five for the weekend box office, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire grossed enough this weekend to become the second highest grossing film of 2013 in the United States. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is projected to finish the weekend with $8.75 million at the domestic box office, which will raise its total take at the U.S. box office to $371.7 million.

With this weekend's additional box office gross, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire moves past Despicable Me 2's domestic box office take of $367.5 million to take the number two spot on the list of the highest grossing films for 2013 in the U.S. The only film ahead of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is Iron Man 3, which is in the number one position with $409 million at the U.S. box office.

In the remaining nine days of the year, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will draw closer to Iron Man 3, but the Hunger Games sequel is unlikely to catch this summer's superhero blockbuster with the time remaining in 2013. Iron Man 3 should finish 2013 as the highest grossing film of the year in the U.S., and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should finish 2013 as the second highest grossing film of the year in the U.S.