Book background: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins was released in September 2008, "Catching Fire" was published Sept. 1, 2009, and "Mockingjay" Aug. 24, 2010. More than 50 million copies of the trilogy, designed for readers 12 and older, are in print and digital formats in the United States.
First-time figures: "The Hunger Games," released into theaters March 23, 2012, grossed $408,010,692 in North America and another $283,237,076 overseas according to Box Office Mojo.
Oscar nominations for "The Hunger Games": Zero.
Oscar wins for Jennifer Lawrence: One. She was voted best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook," released roughly eight months after "The Hunger Games. She had been nominated two years earlier for "Winter's Bone."
Days tickets have been on sale for "Catching Fire": 52, since Oct. 1.
Running time: 146 minutes, four minutes longer than the original.
Hollywood hat trick: In two weeks, Woody Harrelson could have three movies in multiplexes around the country. He returns as Haymitch Abernathy in "Catching Fire," speaks for a brawny time-traveling turkey in the animated "Free Birds" and plays a particularly reprehensible villain in "Out of the Furnace" due Dec. 6.
Number of ready-to-wear pieces in the Capital Couture by Trish Summerville collection: 16, exclusively sold through www.Net-a-Porter.com.
Acting her age: Lynn Cohen portrays Mags, an 80-tear-old former victor known for her compassion in "Catching Fire." Ms. Cohen (remembered as Magda, Miranda's housekeeper-nanny in HBO's "Sex and the City") turned 80 in August.
Number of "Catching Fire" stunt people or coordinators: 80 are credited.
Number of hair and wig specialists: 85. Effie Trinket's hair isn't exactly wash and wear, after all.
Coldplay first: The end title song "Atlas," is the first original song written by Coldplay for a motion picture.
The waiting game: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is scheduled to arrive in theaters Nov. 21, 2014, with "Part 2" on Nov. 20, 2015. Julianne Moore will join the cast as President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol; Stef Dawson will play Annie Cresta, the love interest of Finnick (actor Sam Claflin); and Natalie Dormer will be filmmaker Cressida.