This new installment in the billion-dollar film franchise comes after an eight-year gap since the last film.
The premiere event marked the first major movie premiere after a four-month strike by Hollywood actors during which film promotions were halted.
Alongside Rachel Zegler, co-stars Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer and Josh Andres Rivera graced the red carpet.
These actors had grown up watching the previous Hunger Games films and reading the books.
This fifth installment in the Hunger Games series is set 64 years before the first Hunger Games movie.