‘Hunger Games’ Smashes More Records

The odds are ever in its favor! The Hunger Games continues to break box-office records, earning $68.3 million on its opening day. That’s the fifth-best opening day ever and the best opening day ever for a nonsequel. The film had already earned the highest midnight totals ever for a nonsequel, with $19.7 million from Thursday-night showings. It's on track to earn at least $140 million over the weekend, which would give the movie the biggest opening ever for a nonsequel. For comparison, the original Twilight film opened to $69.6 million for the entire weekend.