The Hunger Games

Lionsgate / Color Force Released 2012




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Gary Ross

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capital of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen- year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she's pitted against highlytrained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Metacritic Score

  • 91

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and bleed.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    An effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role. But the film leapfrogs obvious questions in its path, and avoids the opportunities s...

  • 60

    Variety Justin Chang

    A watchable enough picture that feels content to realize someone else's vision rather than claim it as its own. Any real sense of risk has been carefully ironed out: The PG-13 rati...

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    • Production Budget - $78,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $408,010,692 (3rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $683,773,258 (8th)

    • Taglines:
      1. May the Odds be Ever in your Favor.
      2. The Games Will Change Everyone.
      3. The World Will Be Watching.

    • Filming locations include:
      , North Carolina
      Black Mountain, North Carolina
      Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
      Asheville, North Carolina
      Charlotte, North Carolina
      Concord, North Carolina
      DuPont State Forest, North Carolina
      Hildebran, North Carolina
      North Fork Reservoir, North Carolina
      Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
      Shelby, North Carolina

    • Music:
      Deep in the Meadow
      Lyrics by Suzanne Collins
      Music by T-Bone Burnett and Simone Burnett
      Performed by Jennifer Lawrence and Willow Shields
      Written by Evgueni Galperine
      Performed by Evgueni Galperine and Mariana Tootsie
      Horn of Plenty
      Written by Win Butler and 'Regine Chassagne'
      Written by Gabriel Hubert, Saiph Graves, Amal Hubert, Tycho Cohran, Jafar Graves, Uttama Hubert, Seba Graves and Tarik Graves
      Performed by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
      Written and Performed by Laurie Spiegel
      A Wasp on Her Abdomen
      Written and Performed by Chas Smith
      Three Movements for Orhestra Mvt. 1
      Written by Steve Reich
      Performed by Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra and Chorus Sine Nomine
      Conducted by Kristjan Järvi
      Allt varð hljótt
      Written and Performed by 'Olafur Arnalds'
      Marissa Flashback
      Written by Tom Rowlands
      Abraham's Daughter
      Written by Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and T-Bone Burnett
      Performed and Produced by Arcade Fire
      Produced by T-Bone Burnett
      Performed by Arcade Fire
      Safe & Sound
      Written by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T-Bone Burnett
      Performed by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars
      Produced by T-Bone Burnett
      Kingdom Come
      Written by John Paul White and Joy Williams
      Performed by The Civil Wars


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