Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from 'The Hunger Games,' opening on March 23, 2012. Murray Close/Lionsgate/AP
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games' on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP
Devotee, Christine Salandanan, shows her support for the cast of 'The Hunger Games,' March 3, 2012, at The Westfield Mall in Century City, Calif. The cast of the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels, adapted for film, met fans for question-and-answer sessions in malls across the United States. Katy Winn/AP
From left, actors Josh Hutcherson, who portrays Peeta Mellark, Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays Katniss Everdeen, and Liam Hemsworth, who portrays Gale Hawthorne, pose for photographers as they arrive for the European premiere at the O2 Arena in London March 14, 2012. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Fans react as actor Liam Hemsworth arrives on the red carpet for the premier on March 19, 2012 in Toronto. Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP
Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from 'The Hunger Games' movie. Lionsgate
Andra Hiebert, of Burnsville, Minn. (c.), screams while seeing the stars from 'The Hunger Games,' as she waits for an autograph with her friend Madison Williams (r.), also of Burnsville, during an appearance at the Microsoft store at the Mall of America, March 9, 2012, in Bloomington, Minn. Renee Jones Schneider/The Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP
From left, Lenny Kravitz portrays Cinna, Woody Harrelson portrays Haymitch Abernathy and Josh Hutcherson portrays Peeta Mellark in a scene from 'The Hunger Games.' Murray Close/Lionsgate/AP
Donald Sutherland arrives at the world premiere, March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles/AP
From left, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, speak at 'The Hunger Games,' movie mall tour, March 3, 2012, at The Westfield Mall in Century City,Calif. The cast of the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels, adapted for film, met fans for question-and-answer sessions in malls across the United States. Katy Winn/AP
Effie Trinket played by, Elizabeth Banks, and Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from 'The Hunger Games' movie. Lionsgate
The abandoned Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, N.C., where scenes from 'The Hunger Games' were shot. The house on the left was outfitted as the Everdeens' home in the Seam, part of District 12 in fictional Panem. Margo Metzger/AP
A fan holds up a copy of the Hunger Games book, by Suzanne Collins, at the world premiere on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP
The second installment of the 'Hunger Games' franchise drew $35.6 million in the first two days of the long weekend, followed by Disney's animated 'Frozen,' which drew $26.3 million.
Action film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" led the North American box office with ticket sales of $35.6 million over the first two days of the long U.S. Thanksgiving weekend that began on Wednesday, while Disney's animated "Frozen," sold a hefty $26.3 million.