"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opened this weekend with an estimated $161.1M domestically, according to Lionsgate, beating 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" for the best November debut ever.

The film is expected to have also just squeezed by "The Dark Knight Rises" for the biggest opening weekend for a 2D film.

Globally, "Catching Fire" made $146.6M, rounding the film's total to $307.7M -- a 45% improvement from "The Hunger Games" debut in March 2012.

In other box office news, "Thor: The Dark World" raked in $14.1M this weekend, "The Best Man Holiday," $12.5M, and "Delivery Man" opened at $8.2M.  

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