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The Hunger Games Movie Trilogy

HungerGames Cast PhotoThe hunger games trilogy is a science fiction, action, adventure, mystery movie adaptation. It's based on Suzanne Collin's thrilling novel series, "The Hunger Games". The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). The series is set in The Hunger Games universe. It offered a fresh view on story plots, setting aside remakes which frequented the movie screens.

It became a game changer in the movie industry because of its powerful, sympathetic, and breath-taking plot. It has earned a total worldwide gross, box office, ticket sales of $1,454,414,763 for all four installments. It was ranked 74th in the top 100 movies chart on the cumulative worldwide box office according to www.the-numbers.com. On August 17, 2012, Amazon announced The Hunger Games trilogy as its top seller, surpassing the record previously held by the Harry Potter series.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is the first book in the series and was released on . This is the first installment in the tv series, first released in the US on March 23, 2012, which ran for 2 hours and 22 minutes. Produced by Lionsgate and Color Force, "The Hunger Games" earned a total gross of $407,999,255.

Summary Plot:

The story revolves about a totalitarian society known as "Panem" with 12 districts ruled by the "Capitol". The annual "Hunger Games" are celebrated in Panem. It has a history stained by civil war and rebellion. This serves as a retribution and a form of popular entertainment. Every year, 24 young people, two from each district, are picked via draw lots, in an event called a "Reaping". This forces them to take part in the game of life and death where only one victor must prevail. This is to remind the people of Panem of what would happen to rebels.

District 12's 16-year old " Katniss Everdeen", outsmarts the Capitol by staying alive at the end of the game. She refused to kill her partner and last opponent, " Peeta Mellark". Considering that she only took the place of her sister, "Prim", who was picked during the reaping.

Director: Gary Ross

Screenplay: Suzanne Collins, Gary Ross, and Billy Ray

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire is the second book in the series, and was released on . This is the second installment in the tv series, first released in the US on November 22, 2013. It ran two hours and 26 minutes. Produced by Lionsgate and Color Force, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned a total gross of $424,645,577.

Summary Plot:

"Catching Fire" happened one year after Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark were both declared victors of the hunger games. This has caused a silent uprising to stir among some of the 12 districts. The idea came from one 16-year old girl who defied the orders of killing her opponent. With the Capitol compromising to Katniss's insubordination to kill Peeta, "President Snow" himself visits the two to tell them the horrifying turn of events in the 75th Hunger Games.

To prevent another revolt, a "Quarter Quell" is enforced where all surviving victors through the years will battle to the death. This includes Katniss and Peeta. President Snow targets Katniss but the odds are in her favor. It turns out that the other tributes and the new game-maker, " Plutarch Heavensbee" are part of a rebellion. It's spearheaded by the assumed no-longer-existing District 13. They save Katniss and makes her the symbol of the rebellion while Peeta was left behind.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Screenplay: Suzanne Collins, Simon Beaufoy, and Michael DeBruyn

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games series, was released on . This is the third installment in the tv series. It was first released in the US on November 21, 2014. The show ran for two hours and 3 minutes. Produced by Lionsgate and Color Force, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" earned a total gross of $337,103,873

Summary Plot:

President Snow gives the order to hunt down the rebels of District 13, including the leader, President Alma Coin. This happens after the unexpected escape of Katniss Everdeen and the other tributes during the Quarter Quell. All the other districts were bombed and destroyed except for District 2. This led Katniss to take the role of the "Mockingjay". It's the symbol of the revolution.

Katniss intended to save Peeta and the other imprisoned tributes. She was considered a traitor by District 13. They decided after watching a live telecast of Peeta Mellark. He was giving a contradicting message about Katniss. President Alma Coin of District 13 plans otherwise. President Snow intends to play tricks with the "Star-Crossed Lovers" and destroy the revolution.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Screenplay: Suzanne Collins, Peter Craig, and Danny Strong

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

This is the fourth installment in the series, first released in the US on . It ran two hours and 17 minutes. Produced by Lionsgate and Color Force, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" earned a total gross of $281,666,058.

Summary Plot:

Katniss accepts becoming the "Mockingjay", the symbol of the new rebellion. This fueled District 13 to kick-start an all-out war against the Capitol, neglecting civilians in the process. The rebellion and Katniss, primarily have two goals: assassinate Snow and return peace and order to Panem.

Katniss is torn between marching to the Capitol to fight, saving her brainwashed, "Star-Crossed Lover", Peeta. She is branded as a traitor or living a life with her lover and best friend, Gale. She finds herself with a team of expert warriors ready to take President Snow down. But as she closes in on the target, through all abrupt deaths and twists, Katniss starts realizing that President Snow isn't the worst threat she and Panem have to fear.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Screenplay: Suzanne Collins, Peter Craig, and Danny Strong