Hunger Will Be Feeding Lionsgate For Years

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Analysts are predicting that The Hunger Games will provide a bountiful feast for years to come for Lions Gate Entertainment, which has had a hit-or-miss (mostly miss) record with movies in the past. The Los Angeles Times quoted JP Morgan analyst Monica Dicenso as predicting that the movie will produce at least a $310 million profit and generate a total box office of $1.5 billion. James Marsh of Piper Jaffray is predicting $400 million in profit for the first movie and 2 billion plus for the series. "The panacea in the movie business is to find franchises," Lionsgate Films' vice chairman Michael Burns told the Los Angeles Times . Previously the studio's biggest movie franchise was Tyler Perry's "Madea" films."The idea that we can create some predictability around the most unpredictable part of our business is fantastic," Burns added.



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Ida Noe

Lions Gate picked well. Even though I'm an adult (And have been for decades), I loved the books. I've seen the movie once so far and will see it again, soon. Something I really like I will usually end up buying on DVD. I should add, in my opinion, The Hunger Games does NOT glorify violent behavior in young people. The story is one about TOTALITARIANISM. It, in essence, is a call for rationality and Peace. Well Done, Ms. Collins!!!
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