It's Official: 'Catching Fire' Is 2013's Box Office Champ

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All hail the Girl on Fire. Last week, Katniss Everdeen stormed past Tony Stark as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surpassed Iron Man 3 to become the top-grossing film of the year. With a whopping $409.4-million domestic haul, Catching Fire becomes the 13th highest-grossing film ever domestically, after its seventh week in release. But, perhaps most notably, it marks the first time a film with a solo female lead ruled the box office since The Exorcist did it in 1973.
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Internationally, Catching Fire is nowhere near the haul of Iron Man 3, but there's little surprise there, since comic-book movies have long been our most popular cinematic export. But, that shouldn't reign on Lionsgate's parade. The studio now has back-to-back $400-million films thanks to the franchise that Jennifer Lawrence built. And, withMockingjay — Part One due in November, and the final film coming in 2015, it's safe to say the studio has a couple more juggernauts en route. Happy times over at Lionsgate, for sure. (Buzzfeed)
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