If you haven’t taken up archery yet, you still have a couple of days. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will finish the weekend with $500 million worldwide. Half of that comes from the U.S., where Jennifer Lawrence and co. have racked up big numbers in the last few days. Last night the movie made $31.25 million on its 8th day of release. That brought the American total to $253 mil and counting. That’s a record or two right there.

The animated Disney movie, “Frozen,” with rave reviews, is up to $54 million, also in 8 days of release.

“Mandela” opened in 4 theatres yesterday and scored an impressive $30,000. This is just a very limited release until December 25th. Idris Elba’s performance has gotten such glowing reviews, expected to see him nominated for Best Actor.

That category is very, very tight now, with Robert Redford, Chewitel Ejiofor, Bruce Dern, Forest Whitaker, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, and maybe Leonardo DiCaprio all circling. But Elba clearly looks like he’s in. They’re going to need 7 slots!

 

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