The Hunger Games

PG-13 2012 | 143 mins | Sci-Fi and Fantasy Action

A dystopic Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl who are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Katniss Everdeen's little sister is chosen in the lottery, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.


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Top 10 Fun Facts

  1. The new Hollywood...North Carolina! Most of the film was shot on location in North Carolina in areas such as Transylvania County, DuPont State Forest, Triple Falls as well as various waterfalls in Little River.
  2. New job, new 'do: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth all dyed their hair for their respective roles in the film.
  3. Ain't that a kick in the head: while filming, Josh Hutcherson was kicked in the head by Jennifer Lawrence, inadvertently of course. The actor was diagnosed with a concussion. All in a day's work!
  4. Now THAT'S how you get into a role: to prepare for the role of Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence trained in running, combat, yoga, parkour, rock climbing, tree climbing and archery. Phew!
  5. Archery celeb sighting: Jennifer Lawrence was given archery lessons by Khatuna Lorig, who won the Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
  6. Working 9 to 5 O'clock shadow: Seneca Crane's crazy facial hair was in fact actor Wes Bentley's actual beard! Not a stunt-beard, as some falsely reported.
  7. They couldn't have just hired a hand model?! Effie Trincket's nails were so extraordinary, that actress Elizabeth Banks had to endure 45 minutes of manicuring every single day.
  8. March is the new July: The Hunger Games had the highest grossing opening weekend ever for film not released during the summer or during a holiday weekend ($211.8 million).
  9. 80 is the magic number! On June 10th, 2012, the film's 80th day in theaters, The Hunger Games became the 14th movie to surpass the $400 million milestone at the domestic box office.
  10. All for one & one for all! The film's stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth have signed on for all sequels, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One and Mockingjay Part Two.
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