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March 21, 2014
13:44 EDTLGFLionsgate slides ahead of 'Divergent' opening weekend
Shares of entertainment company Lionsgate Entertainment (LGF) are sliding ahead of the wide release of the company's latest film, "Divergent," in U.S. theaters. WHAT'S NEW: Lionsgate's "Divergent," which is the first film in what the company hopes will be its next blockbuster teen movie franchise, is set to debut this weekend. Lionsgate has previously had success with the "Twilight" series of films and the first two movies in "The Hunger Games" trilogy. A report from online entertainment magazine Variety projects the film's domestic opening grosses to be "in the same realm" as the first "Twilight" film, which opened at $69M. Variety believes "Divergent" will earn over $60M this weekend. However, The Los Angeles Times gave a more cautious estimate this morning, predicting that the film could gross $55M or more in ticket sales throughout the U.S. and Canada. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In a note to investors yesterday, Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil predicted that revenue from “Divergent” would exceed the amount implied by the company's guidance. Mogil expects the film to generate $175M in revenue and said if Lionsgate obtains $140M or more from the movie, that the company will likely increase its 2013-2015 outlook. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Lions Gate fell by $1.60 or 5.34% to $28.35.
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March 5, 2015
09:05 EDTLGFLionsgate partners with Buena Vista on launch of fourth Hunger Games film
Lionsgate and Buena Vista International announced that they will partner on the theatrical release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States later this year.
February 24, 2015
09:04 EDTLGFLionsgate invests in Telltale Games
Lionsgate has made a significant investment in game developer and publisher Telltale Games, the two companies announced today. As part of its investment, Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer will also join the Telltale board. The investment will continue the extension of Lionsgate's film and television brands into the game space and will bring Lionsgate's expertise in creating and marketing premium content to Telltale's unique narrative-driven, storytelling approach to gaming. The collaboration will also enable the two companies to explore opportunities to co-develop existing and original IP into episodic games and television.
February 23, 2015
10:31 EDTLGFEPIX announces extension to Prime Instant Video agreement
EPIX announced that it has extended its agreement with Amazon to license thousands of new releases, classic library titles and original programs for Prime Instant Video. Programming from the agreement includes movies from EPIX studio partners, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and delivers new releases such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, along with classic big film franchises including James Bond, Star Trek, Rocky and more.

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