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.

26/03/2012


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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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