Are you a rich Hunger Games fan? Take aim at this auction

MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOUR: Lawrence's iconic hunting bow - expected to fetch up to $16,100 - is among the almost 500 memorabilia that are up for grabs at the May 20 auction.


    Apr 20, 2016

    Are you a rich Hunger Games fan? Take aim at this auction


    COLLECTORS with a few thousand dollars to burn are being invited to bid for Jennifer Lawrence's iconic hunting bow in an auction of memorabilia from blockbuster film franchise The Hunger Games.

    The weapon - expected to fetch up to US$12,000 (S$16,100) - is among almost 500 costumes, props and other items up for grabs from the original film and its sequels, Catching Fire and the two-part Mockingjay.

    "Everyone will have a chance to acquire items from their favourite characters and moments of the series," said Joe Maddalena, president of Los Angeles auction house Profiles in History. The auction will be held on May 20.

    The dystopian Hunger Games series, which debuted in 2012, is among the highest grossing film franchises of all time, having taken in over US$2.9 billion worldwide.

    The first three films set various records for biggest opening weekends and made a star of Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the plucky teenage heroine who becomes a rebel leader.

    The auction will feature costumes worn by Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and other stars, including Katniss' black snakeskin-patterned leather and vinyl chariot costume, listed for up to US$50,000.