It’s no surprise that The Hunger Games beat its competition Friday, but it is a little surprising just how well the movie did do. In its first 24 hours of release the movie raked in $68.3 million! That puts it at 5th place on the all-time single day revenue chart. However, it ranks first for all non-sequels. That’s right; The Hunger Games is at the top spot for opening day for all non-sequels, pretty insane right?

But get this, it gets even more insane! The Hunger Games is the only non-sequel to even place in the top 10 opening days. Take a look at the list 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

The Hunger Games is doing extremely well and one would have to think the next movie in the series will only top this opening day. Could it make a run at Harry Potter’s $91.1 million? Only time will tell. But if any movie has a shot, it’s this one.

Did any of you fight the crowds and see The Hunger Games this weekend? Was it worth it? Let us know in the comments below…

Zachary is an aspiring writer and an avid cereal eater. He has published articles on pretty much everything in his short writing career, and prides himself on not being limited to any one category. His number one goal is a simple one: to entertain. He loves me I know him. :)

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