This Weekend's Box Office Roundup (11/22-11/24)

Maria Millage ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
I think it would come as no surprise to anyone that the second film installment in the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy stole the show over the weekend, with an astounding box office opening.  Its $130 million budget clearly shows in what has been said to be superior special effects and large screen format.  The script gives Jennifer Lawrence space to shine in the way we all know she can (after Silver Lining’s Playbook anyway) that was not afforded in the original Hunger Games film. Critics have described it as richer and more detailed than its predecessor as well as a welcome improvement on the first Hunger Games. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this film, even from those who did not at all enjoy the first Hunger Games flick, and the trailer alone looks stunning.
1. The Hunger Games Catching Fire: $161M
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
2. Thor: The Dark World: $14.1M
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Directed by: Alan Taylor, James Gunn
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%
3. The Best Man Holiday: $12.5M
Starring: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa de Sousa
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%
4. Delivery Man: $8.21M
Starring: Vince Vaughan, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
Directed by: Ken Scott
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%
5. Free Birds: $5.3M
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
Rotten Tomatoes score: 18%

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