The Hunger Games

2012 - 142 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: March 23, 2012
Color Force, Larger Than Life Productions
Lionsgate, Ludas Productions
Budget: $78,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $152,535,747 (USA)(4,137 Screens)


In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 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, part brutal 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's 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.


Caesar Flickerman - Stanley Tucci
Seneca Crane - Wes Bentley
Katniss Everdeen - Jennifer Lawrence
Primrose Everdeen - Willow Shields
Gale Hawthorne - Liam Hemsworth
Effie Trinket - Elizabeth Banks
Hob Vendor - Sandra Lafferty
Katniss' Mother - Paula Malcomson
Peeta Mellark - Josh Hutcherson
Peeta's Mother - Raiko Bowman
Haymitch Abernathy - Woody Harrelson
Claudius Templesmith - Toby Jones
Venia - Kimiko Gelman
Flavius - Nelson Ascencio
Octavia - Brooke Bundy
Cinna - Lenny Kravitz
Rue - Amandla Stenberg
Thresh - Dayo Okeniyi
Glimmer - Leven Rambin
Marvel - Jack Quaid
Portia - Latarsha Rose
President Snow - Donald Sutherland
Cato - Alexander Ludwig
Clove - Isabelle Fuhrman



Director - Gary Ross

Writing credits

Screenplay - Gary Ross
Screenplay - Suzanne Collins
Screenplay - Billy Ray
Novel - Suzanne Collins


Executive producer - Robin Bissell
Executive producer - Suzanne Collins
Co-executive producer - Chantal Feghali
Producer - Nina Jacobson
Producer - Jon Kilik
Co-producer - Aldric La'auli Porter
Executive producer - Louise Rosner
Co-producer - Bryan Unkeless