Hunger Games, The (2012, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)

Poster for the movie "The Hunger Games"
PG-13 142 min - Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy - 12 March 2012
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Jennifer Lawrence stars in Gary Ross's Bafta Award-winning action adventure adaptation of Suzanne Collins' sci-fi novel. The dystopian nation of Panem has emerged from the post-apocalyptic remains of the USA. Following a series of quashed revolts, Panem is governed mercilessly from its wealthy central metropolis, the Capitol, which demands an annual tribute of one boy and one girl aged between 12 and 18 from each of its 12 outlying regions. The youngsters are sentenced to hunt each other in televised lethal combat in an area of enclosed woodland; the last person alive is the winner. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) enters the latest contest, having voluntarily taken the place of her younger sister.

Her resourcefulness, steely determination and collaborative instinct could tip the balance in her favour. But the fight to the death is complicated (for protagonists, viewers and organisers alike) when fellow competitor Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) professes his love for her.

Director:  Gary Ross
Producer:  Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Composer:  James Newton Howard
Director of Photography:  Tom Stern

Production Details

Production Companies:  Lionsgate, Color Force

Release Date:  12 March 2012

Running Time:  2 h 22 min

Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

Language:  English

Tagline: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.

Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $75,000,000
Revenue:  $691,210,692