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The Hunger Games (2012)

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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Caesar Flickerman
... Seneca Crane
... Katniss Everdeen
... Primrose Everdeen
... Gale Hawthorne
... Effie Trinket
... Hob Vendor (as Sandra Lafferty)
... Katniss' Mother
... Registration Woman
Sandino Moya-Smith ... Propaganda Film Tribute
... Peeta Mellark
... Peeta's Mother
... Peacekeeper #1
... Peacekeeper #2
... Peacekeeper #3
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Storyline

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, rutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins

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The Games Will Change Everyone See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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23 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$152,535,747, 25 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$408,010,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$694,394,724
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because of how the pedestals were arranged and spaced apart in the field, there are only 20 of them at the cornucopia instead of 24. See more »

Goofs

When Katniss is turning around to show her fire dress, you can see her hair (bun) comes apart. But in the next scene her hair is nicely tucked in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seneca Crane: I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history...
Caesar Flickerman: Yes, yes.
Seneca Crane: ...but it's been the way we're able to heal.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a worded passage about the history of the Hunger Games. In the last section, all of the text fades away except for the film's title. See more »

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Soundtracks

Abraham's Daughter
Written by Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and T Bone Burnett
Performed and Produced by Arcade Fire
Courtesy of Arcade Fire Music, LLC
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America's BATTLE ROYALE Clone
3 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for THG, like many others I thought, "Oh, Battle Royale is getting an American adaptation." Then I learned it was unrelated, just a possible ripoff. So I stayed away, figured it can't be that good if it's not an original idea.

It was, and I learned a lesson here. Let the courts and BR author/filmmakers and THG author/filmmakers decide if damages were done, and enjoy a good movie. I haven't even heard of any legal action being taken, so if the BR people aren't bothered, why should we be? If THG fans like the idea, they have another movie to watch (also the WWE film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Condemned, was based on BR) and likewise if BR fans want yet another BR type movie, they can watch THG. No reason to fret over the business side.

Nihil novi sub sole. (Latin: There is nothing new under the sun. That is, truly original ideas are copied by weak-minded people of lesser talent. )

Enjoy... or don't.


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