“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015), the much-anticipated final instalment in the blockbusting film franchise “The Hunger Games”, directed by Francis Lawrence, is now in cinemas.

The plot concludes the nail-biting story of Katniss Everdeen who, together with her closest friends - including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick (Sam Claflin) - leave the fictional world of District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate malevolent President Snow.

To celebrate the new release, here are Guinness World Records' top ten Hunger Games-related record titles...
1. Highest-grossing post-apocalypse movie

The highest grossing post-apocalypse movie ever is the second film in the series – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (USA, 2013) – which took an incredible $424,668,047 (£255,278,000) in the USA and $864,565,663 (£519,711,000) worldwide.
The movie, based on the best-selling book by Suzanne Collins (USA), stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (both USA) as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, two teenagers in a post-apocalyptic totalitarian nation of Panem (formerly North America) who are chosen to take part in the Hunger Games, a televised gameshow in which teenage "Tributes" are forced to fight to the death.
2. Highest-grossing action-movie heroine


Katniss Everdeen is actually the highest-grossing action-movie heroine, with “The Hunger Games” (USA, 2012) and “Catching Fire” (USA, 2013) grossing a staggering combined total of $1.55 billion (£928 m) internationally.
3. Farthest arrow shot using the feet
Katniss skillfully uses a bow to hunt for food in the woods and it then becomes her weapon of choice in the Hunger Games arena, but she would have got a few funny looks if she'd done this. American circus performer Nancy Siefker managed to hit a target just 5.5 in (13.9 cm) across from an incredible distance of 20 ft (6.09 m) in 2003... using only her feet.
4. Best-selling book series for children in one year

The film series’ captivating storyline must be accredited to Suzanne Collins. According to figures announced by Publisher’s Weekly in March 2013, Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy surpassed Harry Potter's previous record for the most books sold in one year (19.8 million copies). During 2012, the “Hunger Games” franchise sold 15 million print books (8.8 million of which were hardcover) and 12.7 million e-books – giving an astonishing total for the year of 27.7 million copies.
The books, which tell the story of a future in which children compete in gladiatorial-style combat to the death, gained momentum following the release of the first book’s film adaptation in March 2012.
5. Best-selling children’s fiction title in the USA

As of the end of 2012 the best-selling children's title was Collins’ “The Hunger Games” (2008). The first book of the trilogy sold 11.7 million copies in total (6.2 million paperbacks, 4.6 million eBooks and 903,000 hardbacks). The trilogy made up the top three of 2012, with “Catching Fire” selling more than 8.6 million and Mockingjay with sales of more than 7 million.
6. Best- selling eBook series for children

According to Publishers Weekly, Suzanne Collins' “Hunger Games” trilogy sold 12,756,172 eBooks in 2012 in the USA alone. The trilogy took the top three spots on the list of best-selling children's eBooks: “The Hunger Games” sold the most, 4,595,739 eBooks, while “Catching Fire” sold 4,218,680 and “Mockingjay” sold 3,941,753.
7. Highest annual earnings for a children’s author
Collins narrowly missed out on a record for the highest annual earnings for a kids’ author. Jeff Kinney (USA) – known for his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series – and Veronica Roth (USA) – known for her “Divergent” trilogy – both earned an estimated $17 million (£9.9 million) from June 2013 to June 2014, according to Forbes. Collins who earned $16 million (£9.4 million) in the same time period, down considerably from her earnings of $55 million (£36 million) between June 2012 and June 2013.
8. Most arrows show from a longbow simultaneously

Imagine how many tributes Katniss could have taken out if she'd learned a trick like this: Hamish Murray (UK) managed to fire 12 arrows at once from a wooden longbow at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, in July 2014.
9. Highest-grossing TV simulcast at the cinema box office
The 50th-anniversary special “Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor” (BBC, UK) simulcast on 23 November 2013, grossed $10.2 million (£6.2 million) at the worldwide cinema box office. In the USA alone, 320,000 tickets were sold, earning $4.7 million (£2.89 million) at more than 650 sites. That made it the second biggest film of the day after “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (USA, 2013), but the per-screen average for “Doctor Who” was higher: $13,607 (£8,384) compared with $12,300 (£7,578).
The most re-tweeted message on Twitter is "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars" by Ellen DeGeneres (USA), which exceeded 1 million re-tweets in little over an hour. The record was confirmed by Twitter on 3 March 2014. The image features a host of A-list movie stars, including “Hunger Games” heroine Jennifer Lawrence, as well as Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother Peter Nyong’o.