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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ premieres in London

The second movie in the wildly popular Hunger Games series premiered in London on Monday and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Stanley Tucci were in attendance.

“It’s really crazy,” Lawrence said of the enormous crowd.

“There’s so many people and they’re all screaming.”

Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale, and Elizabeth Banks, who stars as Effie, were also at the premiere.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows Katniss, played by Oscar-winner Lawrence, and Peeta, played by Hutcherson, who both won the first Hunger Games. The literal fight to the death pitted them against children from other districts in the dystopian nation of Panem.

Normally, there is only one victor among the 24 children, but Katniss and Peeta refused to kill each other. Instead, they threatened to commit suicide on national television, and were both declared victors.

For the 75th Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell, they must once again return to the battlefield.

The movies are based on a series of three books by author Suzanne Collins. Like the Harry Potter series, the last Collins book – Mockingjay – will be split into two movies.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in Canada on Nov. 22.