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  • mlathrop3 mlathrop3 Apr 1, 2012 5:42 PM Flag

    Priced in? Give me a break...

    We've added about $1.50 EPS to the bottom line in 10 days with The Hunger Games, including the international rights take. Now that the fans of the books have seen The Hunger Games, the "negative" reviews regarding the subject matter should continue to drum up press, getting people on the fence into the theater to see what all the fuss is about. This will have legs.

    I mean, does Lion's Gate make money on any of their other ventures at all? Will the final Twilight, Cabin in the Woods, and Anger Management lose money? The preview for What to Expect When You Are Expecting also played particularly well with the crowd at my viewing of HG.

    Any doubts that they cannot execute the launch of the Ender's Game franchise with their partners at Scholastic? I mean, I got Ender's Game as a gift from my mother-in-law five years ago! The first book of the series is fantastic and should generate a cult following (the next few books get a little weird so a cult following will be needed). Ender's Game is required reading in some military schools by the way.

    I project that LGF can parlay these franchises and more into $2.50+ EPS per share on a consistent basis. Short term catalysts will prove to earn more (Ender's Game and the HG will run concurrently). We need upgrades, and we need them soon.

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