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lagunadan92677 235 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 22, 2015 3:32 PM Member since: Sep 28, 2005
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  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 22, 2015 3:32 PM Flag

    Finally!

    1. Mockingjay Part 1 $333,180,638
    2. Guardians of the Galaxy $333,172,112

  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 20, 2015 6:14 AM Flag

    January 20th will be the day MJ1 passes Guardians Of The Galaxy for Domestic box office.

  • lagunadan92677 by lagunadan92677 Jan 9, 2015 8:33 PM Flag

    Friday show, announced that he bought position in LGF

  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 9, 2015 2:13 AM Flag

    MJ1 Japan debut now in June? Might as well make that one 3D also.

    It was kind of funny watching Icahn & Burns from an old interview. Icahn seemed awfully frustrated.

  • Forecasting strong performances by Lionsgate’s young adult franchises, Standard and Poor’s has upgraded the studio’s corporate rating to BB- from B+.

    “We believe the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise’s continued success (with the last film scheduled for release on Nov. 20, 2016) and the potential success of the ‘Divergent’ franchise (which has three films scheduled for release March 2015 through 2017) could provide greater predictability for Lionsgate’s profitability and credit profile for the next few years,” analysts Naveen Sarma and Chris Valentine wrote.

    The BB- rating is one level below the top speculative grade of BB+. The analysts also gave the studio a “stable” outlook in a note published Tuesday.

    “The stable outlook reflects our expectations that Lionsgate will broaden its cash flow base by firmly establishing new film franchises, expanding its film library cash flow, and growing its TV production segment profitably — all of which could reduce earnings volatility,” they said.

    The analysts added that the biggest near-term risk to their rating is Lionsgate’s ability to replace the “Hunger Games” franchise, which has generated over $2.2 billion worldwide from its three titles. “Divergent” grossed about $290 million worldwide last year.

    The agency also said Lionsgate’s expansion of TV production — which includes “Orange Is the New Black” and “Anger Management” — has the potential for “recurring profitability” if it produces shows that move into syndication.

  • Two weeks before the start of the Sundance Film Festival, one of its highest-profile titles has secured distribution, as Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will partner on the release of Craig Zobel’s “Z For Zachariah,” which stars Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
    Grindstone Entertainment will present the sci-fi thriller, which was executive produced by the company’s Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.
    While its involvement had never been reported, Lionsgate has actually had the project for some time, though the company only recently decided on its release plans.

  • Reply to

    2014 Domestic Box Office

    by lagunadan92677 Jan 4, 2015 5:44 PM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 5, 2015 1:09 AM Flag

    Studio Gross-2014

    20th Century Fox $1,769,074,641
    Buena Vista $1,594,747,815
    Warner Bros. $1,539,194,502
    Sony / Columbia $1,248,705,407
    Universal $1,098,299,588
    Paramount $1,044,205,963
    Lionsgate $730,295,180
    Weinstein Company $214,586,718

    TOTALS: $9,856,914,193

  • Reply to

    2014 Domestic Box Office

    by lagunadan92677 Jan 4, 2015 5:44 PM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 4, 2015 5:54 PM Flag

    Lionsgate #7 domestic box office for 2014. Both 20th Century Fox & Paramount surged ahead from last year.

    John Wick was #3 domestic for LGF.

    2015 will have Insurgent, Now You See Me 2 & MJ2. IMO, Insurgent will beat Divergent by up to 20% domestic.

  • lagunadan92677 by lagunadan92677 Jan 4, 2015 5:44 PM Flag

    Studio Gross-2014 Gross-2013 Gross Diff %Diff # Movies-2014 # Movies-2013 # Movies-Diff

    20th Century Fox $1,769,074,641 $1,048,487,972 +$720,586,669 +68.7% 22 19 +3
    Fox Searchlight $143,886,138 $114,493,279 +$29,392,859 +25.7% 11 11 0
    Focus Features $125,037,340 $100,833,422 +$24,203,918 +24.0% 12 10 +2
    Paramount $1,044,205,963 $940,800,479 +$103,405,484 +11.0% 18 16 +2
    Open Road Films $162,580,765 $147,030,215 +$15,550,550 +10.6 9 8 +1
    Sony / Columbia $1,248,705,407 $1,130,532,356 +$118,173,051 +10.5% 22 20 +2
    Buena Vista $1,594,747,815 $1,676,516,403 -$81,768,588 -4.9% 17 17 0
    Warner Bros. $1,539,194,502 $1,836,728,154 -$297,533,652 -16.2% 31 34 -3
    Relativity $186,297,002 $241,273,949 -$54,976,947 -22.8% 12 9 +3
    Universal $1,098,299,588 $1,426,941,314 -$328,641,726 -23.0% 18 19 -1
    Lionsgate $730,295,180 $1,058,045,291 -$327,750,111 -31.0% 22 26 -4
    Weinstein Company $214,586,718 $488,899,775 -$274,313,057 -56.1% 19 21 -2
    FilmDistrict $3,134 $214,935,000 -$214,931,866 -100.0% 1 7 -6

    TOTALS: $9,856,914,193 $10,425,517,609 -$568,603,416 #$%$ 214 217 -3

  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Jan 2, 2015 1:58 AM Flag

    "Mockingjay, Part 1" is showing very good staying power compared to the likes of "Guardians Of The Galaxy" & "Harry Potter/Deathy Hallows, Part 1". Based on the domestic daily box office, it's looking like MJ1 will pass Guardians about January 16th. We still have China for the foreign box office also.

  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 29, 2014 4:08 PM Flag

    Expendables 3 didn't make the list.

  • Here is the full list of top 20 pirated movies of the year ranked by number of downloads (along with studio and original theatrical release date):

    1. "The Wolf of Wall Street": 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)

    2. "Frozen": 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)

    3. "RoboCop"*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)

    4. "Gravity": 29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)

    5. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug": 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)

    6. "Thor: The Dark World": 25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)

    7. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier": 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)

    8. "The Legend of Hercules": 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)

    9. "X-Men: Days of Future Past": 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)

    10. "12 Years a Slave": 23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)

    11. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire": 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)

    12. "American Hustle": 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)

    13. "300: Rise of an Empire": 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)

    14. "Transformers: Age of Extinction": 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)

    15. "Godzilla": 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)

    16. "Noah": 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014) 17. "Divergent": 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)

    18. "Edge of Tomorrow": 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)

    19. "Captain Phillips": 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)

    20. "Lone Survivor": 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)

    * Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions. Source: Excipio

  • Reply to

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    by retiredarmyjoe Dec 24, 2014 9:56 AM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 24, 2014 12:55 PM Flag

    Thanks Joe. Merry Christmas to you as well and to all the regulars.

  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 19, 2014 1:53 PM Flag

    I have to agree regarding Mortdecai based on the previews that I've seen. Although, on occasion, a movie that seems too dumb to do well has actually done well at the box office. I'm hoping such is the case with Mortdecai. I'm just not banking on it.

  • Reply to

    SONY was irresponsible

    by mybmw49 Dec 18, 2014 11:18 AM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 19, 2014 5:57 AM Flag

    Apparently Yahoo is not fond of Team America jokes as they deleted my post three times now...

  • Reply to

    SONY was irresponsible

    by mybmw49 Dec 18, 2014 11:18 AM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 19, 2014 12:02 AM Flag

    According to CBS News, even future VOD and DVD releases could be in jeopardy. In any case we'll find out eventually.

    Even though The Interview and Mockingjay demographics don't line up evenly, more young males might be watching Mockingjay on Christmas than would have before. In fact, all top ten movies will benefit from Sony's action.

  • Reply to

    Wanda

    by prinzee1 Dec 1, 2014 5:39 AM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 1, 2014 3:25 PM Flag

    Financial Times posted a more detailed story, "Dalian Wanda in talks to buy Lions Gate", dated Dec. 1st.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Lionsgate has set a Super Bowl weekend release date in the U.S. for the action thriller “Wild Card,” starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia and Dominik Garcia-Lorido.

    “Wild Card” will open in theaters and on demand on Jan. 30. Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci also appear in the film, directed by Simon West and based on the novel “Heat” by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay.

    Statham plays a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Statham’s charcter strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.

    Steven Chasman is the producer. Executive producers are Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Cassian Elwes, Robert Earl, Brian Pitt and Jib Polhemus.

    “Wild Card” is presented by Lionsgate and SJ Heat Productions in association with Sierra/Affinity and Cinema Seven Productions.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 won the Thanksgiving weekend box office, but Lionsgate analysts have reduced revenue estimates for the mini-studio as the Jennifer Lawrence sequel paces behind last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    Stifel entertainment analyst Benjamin Mogil trimmed his U.S. box-office expectations for Mockingjay — Part 1 to $325 million, from $382 million, and reduced his DVD/VOD estimates to $198 million, compared to $232 million. Mogil still retains his buy rating on Lionsgate stock and a $39 per-share price target.

    "While we reduce our estimates, we do not expect the company to reduce its three year 2015-2017 (fiscal) guidance, and we would anticipate the company to be active on the buyback front given any weakness in the stock," he added. David Joyce, an analyst at Evercore ISI, also revised his Lionsgate forecasts "due to the lighter-than-expected opening domestic weekend results" for Mockingjay — Part 1.

    Joyce reiterated his buy rating on the mini-studio and a $41 price target. Mockingjay — Part 1 has grossed $480 million, or $226 million domestically and $254 million internationally, after 10 days in theaters. That compares with a $573 million take for Catching Fire, or $296 million domestically and $277 million internationally, after the Thanksgiving weekend in 2013.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Wanda

    by prinzee1 Dec 1, 2014 5:39 AM
    lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Dec 1, 2014 8:28 AM Flag

    I'm not so sure that talks with Dalian Wanda will lead to anything, but this is how takeovers start off. First Alibaba talks, now Wanda talks, possibly Alibaba takes a second look, interest in LGF builds. This is all good for longs whether or not a buyout actually occurs.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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