'Catching Fire' rules box office, Prince William fights youth homelessness
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 01:28
Nov. 29 - The day's top showbiz news including ''The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'' already helming the Thanksgiving box office and Prince William continues his work in battling youth homelessness. Roselle Chen reports.
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The Thanksgiving holiday box office is already off to a good start with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" raking in $14.9 million in North American ticket sales in just one day. The blockbuster sequel has grossed $222 million in the U.S. and Canada since opening last week, with worldwide sales of $423 million. The sequel, starring Hollywood "it" girl, Jennifer Lawrence is expected to add another $59 million to $60 million over the weekend in North America.
Disney's "Frozen 3D" is already doing well, bringing in $11 million on nearly 3,750 screens. That large footprint should bring in large numbers with forecasts putting the film's Friday (November 29) through Sunday's (December 01) take at $45 million.
Prince William continued his work for youth homelessness as he visited Birmingham to meet those working for and helped by a youth homeless charity. He said that young people without homes was a travesty the whole country needed to help fight.
Florence Henderson opened Universal Studios' "Grinchmas" holiday celebration, where she received the park's "Who-Manitarian of the Year" award. The 79-year old actress accepted the honor, surrounded by a live cast of characters from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Henderson, known to fans as Carol Brady from "The Brady Bunch," was given the honor for her efforts in supporting City of Hope - a cancer and medical science research institution.
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