The Hunger Games

Actor Liam Hemsworth, director Francis Lawrence, actors Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson attend the premiere of Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Mockingjay, Part 1′ Opens With $123 Million

“Mockingjay, Part 1″ didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

11/24/2014

Katniss Everdeen action figure (Photo: CBS 2)

Latest ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Renews Fascination With ‘Tough Girl’ Toys

Thanks in part to heroines like Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” a new trend in toys for girls has emerged. Move over Barbie. There’s a new gal on the shelves.

11/21/2014

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Tri-State Area Libraries, Other Venues Host Events For Banned Books Week

Readings, discussions and other activities were under way this week for Banned Books Week, an annual series of events intended to highlight what organizers call the freedom to read.

09/23/2014

A poster for The Hunger Games 'Catching Fire' hangs outside of the movie's New York City premiere on the Upper West Side. (Credit CBS 2)

Upper West Side Heats Up For Premiere Of ‘Catching Fire’

‘Catching Fire’ is the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, a literary adventure series by Suzanne Collins.

11/20/2013

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Arrivals & Pre-Telecast

Taylor Swift Wins First GRAMMY Of The Night

It was tough competition, but Taylor Swift, the Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett came out GRAMMY winners for their collaboration on “Safe & Sound.”

02/10/2013

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People’s Choice Awards A Feast For ‘Hunger Games’

“The Hunger Games” devoured the competition at the People’s Choice Awards, emerging the top victor with five trophies.

01/10/2013

Archery program

Local Archery Program Preaches Discipline, And It’s Translating To The Classroom

Thanks to the blockbuster films “The Avengers” and “The Hunger Games” archery is red hot, but for Larry Brown it’s been his passion since he was 5, when his dad first taught him to shoot in Queens.

05/09/2012

Movie goers enter the theatre for the opening of "The Hunger Games"  March 22, 2012 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Rochelle High School Students Take Field Trip To See ‘Hunger Games’

The teachers at New Rochelle High School organized the field trip to New Roc City’s theater months ago after students were required to read the first installment of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy over the summer.

03/23/2012

Fans of 'The Hunger Games' line up at Unions Square (credit: CBS 2)

Young Fans Turn Out To Meet ‘The Hunger Games’ Stars At Union Square

“The Hunger Games” trilogy has attracted a cult following, much like the “Twilight” phenomenon. Actors Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson signed autographs ahead of Friday’s premiere.

03/20/2012