Lionsgate has released early numbers on what's expected to be one of the biggest November openings ever. The studio reports Saturday that "Catching Fire" has grossed $70.5 million domestically and $64 million internationally, bringing its total to $135 million.
Numbers were from Friday's opening day, but includes some scattered preview shows on Thursday night. The sequel gained $25.3 million from the Thursday screenings.
"Catching Fire" is expected to bump two-week champ "Thor: The Dark World" out of the No. 1 slot.
Totals for "Catching Fire" are expected to reach $150 million domestically over the weekend, though some reports estimated a $170 million opener.
The numbers for are expected to mark the eighth-highest domestic opening to date.
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