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The Hunger Games

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Plot Summary

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. 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. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

The Hunger Games Movie Review

Funrahi Rating
4 out of 5
Funrahi Verdict
“ Thrilling, Superb, Drama, Emotion & Ambitious ”
  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1
Top Critics' Reviews

Like the select participants of its savage sport, The Hunger Games stands triumphant, if scarred and a bit wobbly from the contest.
Scott Bowles, USA Today - March 23, 2012


Again and again Katniss rescues herself with resourcefulness, guts and true aim, a combination that makes her insistently watchable, despite Mr. Ross's soft touch and Ms. Lawrence's bland performance.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times - March 23, 2012


If, as the ads suggest, the whole world will be watching this, viewers will likely be satisfied with what they see.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times - March 23, 2012


If the series's legions of fans miss a detail here or a sub-plot there, they'll still recognize its bones and sinew, especially in Jennifer Lawrence's eagle-eyed heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post - March 23, 2012

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The Hunger Games Box Office Collection Summary

  Domestic Gross (U.S.) (% Share) $408.01 Million (58.5%)
+ Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share) $289.1 Million (41.5%)
= Total Worldwide Gross $697.12 Million (100%)

Data as of 09/06/12 6:30 PM GMT

Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.

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