Here’s some things you may not know about the 2012 movie adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games.
Back in 2012, the year the ancient Mayans predicted the world would end, Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games was adapted from the Young Adult dystopian novel to the silver screen. Let’s go through some trivia about the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.
By the time of the release of The Hunger Games movie, the book had sold well over thirty-six million copies.
The movie itself only had a budget of around eighty million dollars, impressive considering the span of the movie.
The Hunger Games is currently one of the top grossing sci-fi movies of all time, sitting at 28 out of 100.
Much like the plotline itself, there was a battle of the studios over who was going to eventually go on to make the movie. Eventually, Lions Gate Entertainment won out, securing the rights for all future projects of Suzanne Collins.
The Hunger Games was able to rake in over $400 million in profits domestically. The first film to do so without the help of a big six studio like Warner Brothers or Twentieth Century Fox.
Much of the filming was done on handheld cameras under the supervision of the director, Gary Ross, in order to maintain the book’s gritty feeling.
Actor Woody Harrelson is vegan! In scenes when Haymitch Abernathy is seen eating, it’s always dessert or vegetables. That, or he’s drinking like a fish.
It took actress Jennifer Lawrence three days to accept the role of Katniss Everdeen. Claiming that she was unsure of the effect such a film would have on her career.
Four weeks before The Hunger Games film adaptation was released, Lionsgate sold advance tickets for the film. Ticket sales for the movie made up about eighty-three percent of sales for the day and broke the one-day record that was previously held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Noticeably, the first scene we get inside The Hunger Games arena of the Tributes circling the Cornucopia is much bloodier in the film, contributing to the movie’s PG-13 rating.
The name Rue has many meanings, of which are feeling sorrow over, to bitterly regret, and to repent. Quite fitting for the female Tribute of District Eleven.
In the books, President Snow plays a much larger role than he does in the movies.
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