The Road to "The Hunger Games"

  • "The Hunger Games" is released

    The first book of Suzanne Collins' post-apocalyptic trilogy debuted to rave reviews.
  • "Catching Fire is released

    Building off the success of the first book, Collin's novel sequel takes advantage of "The Hunger Games" fan-base to rocket to the top of the New York Times Best Seller List.
  • "Mockingjay" is released

    The endcap to Collin's trilogy, "Mockingjay" was recieved with less enthusiasm than the first two books, with critics citing an increase in violence and decrease in suspense as the novel's main detractors.
  • "The Hunger Games" film debuts

    The film adaptation of the first novel, adapted for the screen by Collins, opened to one of the largest box office weekends in Hollywood history, and has already earned nearly $625 million dollars worldwide.
  • "Catching Fire" premier

    In a press release in August of 2011, Lionsgate, the studio responsible for adapting "The Hunger Games" trilogy to the silver screen, announced the release date for the second film months before the first one had even begun to play in theaters.