LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The feast is on: "The Hunger Games" has taken in $68.25 million domestically in its first day, a record for a non-sequel.
The Friday total for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" was the fifth-best opening day ever and puts the movie on track for the best debut weekend ever in March. That record is held by "Alice in Wonderland" with $116.1 million.
First-day revenues for "The Hunger Games" were well behind the record $91.1 million for last summer's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." But "The Hunger Games" came within a few million dollars of each of the last three "Twilight" movies, whose opening days ranged from $68.5 million to $72.7 million.
"The Hunger Games" stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teen forced to compete in a televised death match.