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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.



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Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Catching Fire  »

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Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$158,074,286 (USA) (22 November 2013)


$424,645,577 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Taylor Kitsch, Armie Hammer, Hunter Parrish, Grant Gustin, Joey Graceffa, Luke Mitchell and Garrett Hedlund were considered for the role of Finnick Odair. See more »


The number of arrows in Katniss' quiver fluctuates throughout the games. See more »


[first lines]
Gale Hawthorne: [as Katniss almost shoots him] Whoa, whoa. Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens. You spend six days a week working in the mines and stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
[brief pause]
Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until the start of the closing credits. See more »


Referenced in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »


Gale Song
Written by Jeremiah Fraites (as Jeremy Caleb Fraites), Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek
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User Reviews

Stop comparing it to the original! We all know Catching Fire cannot match up!
25 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is a Rip off, they changed some things and Americanised the movie. The part the American audiences might find most offensive in the original (Violence) is removed. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing, no one else would have been able to pull this movie off. I'll be surprised if he doesn't win any awards for his performance.

In broader terms The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a doing something very interesting. The nature of the business is such that you cannot ignore the audience. The US audience has matured but not enough to fully appreciate a film like "BATTLE ROYALE". The mass audiences would never accept the disturbing theme. And although The Hunger Games 2 is a rip off, it needs to be argued that movies like these go a long way to introduce the American audiences to a higher level of acceptance of mature themes. The masses would probably reject BATTLE ROYALE today, but maybe in a few years, we might see originals with high octane story lines being accepted by the masses. But what also needs to be considered is that the conventional running around the trees in Hollywood movies don't attract the crowds anymore, audiences want something more and have begun appreciating change. People have started appreciating good cinema, and bold themes like The Hunger Games will go a long way,encouraging directors to make movies that embrace bold story lines.

It is unfortunate that Hollywood ripped off BATTLE ROYALE, but if that is the only way that the Indian audiences would get a glimpse of what the original was like, so be it.

This movie is worth a watch, if not for the soap opera elements, then for the classic its ripping off, if not for the new themes in Hollywood, then for Lawrences's acting.

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