The Hunger Games Tallies $68.3 Million Opening Day

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Fans around the country enjoyed a very happy opening day of The Hunger Games yesterday.

In its first 24 hours of release, the very well-received Jennifer Lawrence blockbuster earned $68.3 million, taking fifth place on the all-time single day revenue chart. It actually ranks first, however, for all non-sequels.

The Hunger Games IMAX Poster

What grade would you give The Hunger Games?

In fact, The Hunger Games is the only non-sequel to occupy a spot in the top 10 opening days in history, as you can see below:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $91.1 million
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $72.7 million
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, $71.6 million
  4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $68.5 million
  5. The Hunger Games, $68.3 million
  6. The Dark Knight, $67.2 million
  7. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, $62 million
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $61.7 million
  9. Spider-Man 3, $60 million
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, $58.2 million

I'm such an awful Harry Potter fan right now, but I'm only watching Deathly Hallows part one TODAY! I've got about 15 muintes left in it, and I'm going to see part 2 next week I think. I've never gone to see a movie alone but it is on my 101 goals list which ends in just over a year. I have to admit I've been putting it off, especially since I don't drive and it's so inconvenient to go alone... Not to mention intimidating. Glad you made it through just fine though! You've given me some inspiration to maybe take a leap! :)


It was a great movie. The effects were a little off though but I think it was a PHENOMAL movie.


good effect in movie,


The movie was great besides the fake fire and peetas acting. Josh Hutcherson did terrible....the effects made me doubt the whole movie, they were soooo overated. But, the movie was a PERFECT ideal image of what most people would picture it to be, if you read the books. I just think they should step up in the second movie, which is coming out in 2013 in november.