It's been 10 years since The Hunger Games debuted in theaters and took the world by storm, so we're going to celebrate with some cool facts you may or may not know about the movie franchise!
The concept for The Hunger Games was inspired by reality TV and the Iraq War.
Several big-name actors auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen — which ultimately went to Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer was asked to lose weight for the role, but she refused because she didn't want young girls to be exposed to a character who was "unobtainable and thin."
Liam Hemsworth and Alexander Ludwig initially auditioned for the role of Peeta Mellark, which ultimately went to Josh Hutcherson.
Jennifer was reportedly paid $26 million for the trilogy franchise.
An interest in archery dramatically increased around the world after The Hunger Games made its feature debut.
Liam's older brother Chris Hemsworth helped him land the role of Gale.
Producer Nina Jacobson was "obsessed" with The Hunger Games books.
Head hair designer Linda Flowers spent $30,000 on Katniss's lace-front wigs.
Katniss is named after a plant.
Jennifer went deaf in one ear while filming.
But that wasn't the only time a cast member got hurt on set. Sam Claflin, Josh, and Liam all received medical attention while filming.
A "swear jar" was kept on set because the films were rated PG-13, and one cast member basically filled it up.
The Hunger Games franchise was filmed across two continents.
In Catching Fire, there were just under 350 wigs used throughout the film.
The name of the dance club the cast would hang out at after working 14-hour days is hidden in a Catching Fire scene.
Ed Sheeran tried to get his songs on the Catching Fire soundtrack but was rejected.
Lenny Kravitz had no idea what The Hunger Games was before joining the cast, and he didn't even have to audition.
When filming the proposal scene between Peeta and Katniss, Josh actually split his pants wide open.
Jennifer actually had to eat raw fish while filming, and we're not talking about sushi.
Jena Malone credits the bad day she was having before her audition for why she got the role of Johanna.
Jennifer was so terrified of singing "The Hanging Tree" in front of everyone that she cried.
No CGI was used after Philip Seymour Hoffman's untimely death.
Some of the consoles used in Mockingjay were used in other major films.
And finally, Jena filmed the notorious strip scene in a real Atlanta hotel elevator, where the set wasn't closed off, and a random hotel guest ended up seeing her naked.