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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

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The Hunger Games:
The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Directed byFrancis Lawrence
Screenplay by
Based onThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJo Willems
Edited byMark Yoshikawa
Music byJames Newton Howard
Production
companies
Distributed byLionsgate Films
Release dates
  • November 5, 2023 (2023-11-05) (Berlin)
  • November 17, 2023 (2023-11-17) (United States)
Running time
157 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$100 million
Box office$337.4 million[2][3]

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is a 2023 American dystopian action movie directed by Francis Lawrence. It is based on the 2020 novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. It is a prequel to The Hunger Games (2012), and is the fifth movie in The Hunger Games movie series.

The movie stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis.

It is set 64 years before the events of the first movie. It is about the events that lead a young Coriolanus Snow on the path to becoming the dictator of Panem.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes premiered in Berlin on November 5, 2023,[4] and was released theatrically in the United States on November 17, 2023, by Lionsgate Films.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics and made $337 million worldwide in the box office.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (12A)". BBFC. September 18, 2023. Archived from the original on October 14, 2023. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  2. "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes". The Numbers. Archived from the original on November 22, 2023. Retrieved February 2, 2024.
  3. "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 21, 2023. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  4. Adekaiyero, Ayomikun (November 6, 2023). "Rachel Zegler channeled Katniss Everdeen at the premiere of 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.' Here are the 12 best red carpet photos". Insider. Archived from the original on December 7, 2023. Retrieved November 6, 2023.