Hunger Games Catching Fire Is The First Movie With A Female Lead To Top The Annual Box Office In 40 Years
The Hunger Games Catching Fire made history on Thursday, surpassing Iron Man 3 as the top domestic grossing film released in 2013, with $409.4 million at the box office. It is an incredible achievement for the sequel, since it is the first time two films in a franchise have both grossed more than $400 million in the United States.
Remarkable stat: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the first movie with a solo female lead to be the year’s #1 film since The Exorcist.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 10, 2014