PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Chris Massoglia, David Henrie, Robbie Amell, and Drew Roy were considered to play Gale.
I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history...
Caesar Flickerman: Yes, yes.
Seneca Crane: ...but it's been the way we're able to heal.
According to the novels, the three-finger salute is given with the LEFT hand. After Katniss constructs her memorial to Rue, she makes the gesture at the camera with her RIGHT hand, and the citizens of District 11 also respond in kind with their RIGHT hands. This is the only time a right-handed salute is used in the series.
Additionally, at the reaping, one girl in the front row can be seen beginning to use her right hand then correcting herself, and in the reverse angle a couple of erroneous right hands can be observed from finger positioning.
The film opens with a worded passage about the history of the Hunger Games. In the last section, all of the text fades away except for the film's title.
British theatrical version was cut for violence (sights of blood) to secure a more commercial 12 rating. The DVD includes the cut version, Blu-ray the uncut version (with a 15 rating).
$152,535,747 25 March 2012