"The Hunger Games" earned the fifth-best opening day ever with a whopping $68.3 million, including $19.7 million from midnight showings.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film has the best opening day ever for a non-sequel film, followed by 2010's "Alice and Wonderland" with $40.8 million. The dystopian action flick also started off stronger than such blockbusters as "The Dark Knight," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1."
"The Hunger Games" has also nearly equaled in one day what the first "Twilight" movie earned in an entire weekend.
The PG-13 film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, and has already received a solid "A" rating from CinemaScore audiences.