The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence

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And now for the latest tribute paid to The Hunger Games: an estimated $68.3 million opening day.

Here's where the gross stacked up among Hollywood's all-time blockbusters:

It takes fifth place as both the biggest-ever opening day and single day, in both instances pushing past The Dark Knight.

The take comes in just under Eclipse's $68.5 million.

More significantly, it very nearly equals what the original Twilight grossed during its entire opening weekend, a then- and now-impressive $69.6 million.

The Hunger Games' haul goes down as the biggest-ever opening day for a nonsequel.

With the Jennifer Lawrence movie so far living up to sky-high expecatations, the question is how much higher can it go yet? 

Stay tuned for the answer Sunday morning.

Here's a complete rundown of the top 10 all-time opening days, as compiled per BoxOfficeMojo.com stats:

  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
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