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'The Hunger Games' Brings in $68.25 Million on Opening Night

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Mar. 24 2012, Published 6:50 a.m. ET

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The Hunger Games has officially taken the world by storm! According to new reports, the much anticipated flick placed as the fifth highest-grossing opening day movie on Friday with $68.25 million in North American ticket sales.

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Deadline reports that Hunger Games, starring Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence, could potentially rake in $140 million by weekend’s end.

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Not to mention that the film broke records in making $19.75 million just on its’ first midnight showings alone.

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The Hunger Games, based on a novel written by Suzanne Collins, was released in theaters on Mar. 23 and came in just under the Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s $68.5 million opening night.

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