The first film of a series are weak internationally because the books are not as well known there as they are in the US. This was the case with the Twilight series and will likely be the case with Hunger Games. Subsequent movies do much better overseas, this was the case for Twilight and will likely be the case for Hunger Games.
Hey buddy we bought ar 6$ there was no risk, now the movie is out and sales will drop 60 to 70% next weekend coupled with weak international sales there is huge risk to holding LGf. It is not like LGF is releasing a HG film every week. 1/6 Of all reciepts for all 3 films are in now we can get back in for 8$ in August
Not going to make profit overseas kind of a big deal
INTERNATIONAL sales on blockbuster's are usually 66% on gross
Hunger Games is at 33%
It is not like the box office receipts are going to go up, you will see a 60% decline next weekend and the shorts are going to rape your profits!