Fact: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the second movie in The Hunger Games movie series and was one of the most popular movies of 2013.
Dazzling audiences with special effects and a captivating story line, viewers can barely wait for the next movie to come out, due in late 2014. If you’re a fan of this film series, here are some interesting facts about “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” that you’re sure to enjoy.
– Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence all ended up dying their hair to play the parts of Peeta, Gale and Katniss, respectively.
– Part of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was filmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and part was filmed in the city of Atlanta, Georgia as well.
– The cornucopia that spun in the movie actually was spinning during filming at an incredible 30mph. Jenna Malone (who played Johanna) and Jennifer Lawrence (playing Katniss) both worse motion sickness bracelets while on the spinning cornucopia to avoid motion sickness.
– While Jennifer Lawrence only pulled $600,000 for playing Katniss in the movie, “The Hunger Games,” she was paid an incredible $10 million for the role she played in the sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
– Many of the Capitol scenes in the movie were actually shot at the well-known Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel, which also hosts the well-known Dragon*Con convention.
– Although Sam Claflin was casted for the role of Finnick Odair, other actors that were considered include Garrett Hedlund, Hunter Parrish, Joey Graceffa, Taylor Kitsch, Grant Gustin and Luke Mitchell.
– Both Mia Wasikowska Zoe Aggeliki were considered to play the role of Johanna Mason, although Jena Malone scored that role in the end.
– During the scene where Finnick was introduced, Sam Claflin (playing Finnick) ate 2-3 sugar cubes each take. In the end, he had consumed a whole box of sugar cubes .
– This movie was North America’s highest grossing film for 2013.
– During filming, Sam Claflin (playing Finnick) broke his finger.
– While Ed Sheeran submitted three songs for the soundtrack of the movie, all three were rejected.