Everyone knows that Game of Thrones is once again the most torrented TV show of the year, but could you name the top ten? Peer-to-peer analyst group Tru Optik has compiled a list of the top ten TV show torrents from the second quarter of 2014, and although a majority are predictable, number 3 stands out above the rest. With 60.8 million torrent download, the Netflix original prison dramedyOrange is the New Black has become the third most popular TV show torrent…and it isn’t even on TV.
Only Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory managed to top Orange is the New Black, a show which beat out Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother and the return of Jack Bauer in 24. Netflix has gone on record time and time again to express their elation over the success of Jenji Kohan’s show. We’re starting to see the proof on P2P networks.
Tru Optik has also broken down the torrent data by network. In this category, Netflix comes in tenth behind HBO, Showtime, AMC and every major network, but interestingly, the total torrent downloads of Netflix shows comes out to 62.6 million. If this data is accurate, that means that less than 2 million people downloaded any Netflix originals other than Orange is the New Black for an entire quarter.
Jamie Linden will write the screenplay of Lionsgate’s franchise starter “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go.”
Robert Zemeckis has been attached to direct for the past year. Charlie Kaufman originally adapted the screenplay from Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name.
Producers are Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur along with Zemeckis and Jack Rapke through their Imagemovers banner.
“Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” published in 2008 as the first book in a trilogy, is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who discovers something awful hidden from him and is forced to flee with only his dog. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo then stumbles upon a strange and silent girl and set off on a white-knuckle journey in which the boy must unlearn everything he knows to figure out who he truly is.
All three “Chaos Walking” titles have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, with the final “Monsters of Men” winning in 2011.
Lionsgate hired Linden this year to adapt John Corey Whaley’s novel “Noggin” and he recently wrote “Money Monster,” with George Clooney starring and Jodie Foster on board to direct. He also wrote “Ten Years,” “Dear John” and “We Are Marshall.”
Lionsgate’s Erik Feig, Jim Miller and Matthew Janzen are overseeing “Chaos Walking.”
Well thats simple and I will give you the basic short answer with just a couple reasons. First off its possible we get some damages in court. Second we can blame some of a poor BO on the leak and save face rather then assume we put out an underperformer. Third we can possibly help an ongoing problem in the industry by putting file sharing companies on notice in the future. Forth it can help build relationships with other studios who we share this problem with. Fifth it can help educate the public on the harmful effect of illegal down loading and change laws.
Its easy pal...... I have a totaled car. Is it better for the guy next door to have damaged that car or for me to? Its damaged eaither way butttttttt if he hits it I may get his insurance to pay and my insurance rates stay the same anddddd it doesnt look like I was drinking and driving. Get it? Besides next time we sell the rights to an action flick and the buyer says I dont know what about the E3 beatdown we say...... It was because of an illegal download.
Thats funny. Daniel Jones the teenage looking dude who posts for free seeking alpha and has as much knowledge about LGF as my mother. Haha The guy who assumes LGF paid for the entire budget of E3 out of pocket and doesnt know that LGF isnt even the distributor for most countries outside the USA. The guy who doest consider the continued streams of money for E3 once the box office widow closes. That guy? HaHa Lets see his bio he created on some free page has him as a hedge fund manager with himself as the only client with $30,000 total assets and a work history that include Wendys in 2009. A whole two years trading presently after he left some job as an Ohio hospital worker. (No offense Daniel if you ever read this but dude your article is light on info and facts yet heavy on uninformed. You never want your readers to have more knowledge than you. Do enough homework to make valid points good or bad.) Write down really??? Only if the illegal leak makes it a smart move. If the movie would have bombed without the leak we would have been in worse shape IMO.
Mark Wahlberg to star in Lionsgate’s DEEPWATER HORIZON. The drama centers on the courage of the men who worked on the “Deepwater Horizon” oil rig and the final minutes they fought to save the rig, and stop the explosion that would take eleven men’s lives, and cause the largest oil spill in the world. Wahlberg would play the second in command on the ill-fated oil rig. J.C. Chandor will direct the project from a script written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Wahlberg is no stranger to big budget disaster flicks, having starred in “The Perfect Storm,” but lately his projects have been pretty diverse. After starring in the Seth MacFarlane comedy “Ted,” Wahlberg went on to star in action/drama “Lone Survivor” and then the most recent installation of Michael Bay’s franchise “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Next up, Wahlberg will reprise his role for “Ted 2,” star in Paramount’s crime/drama “The Gambler,” and is set to produce the film version of his HBO show “Entourage,” which he’s rumored to be appearing in, as well.
"LGF has not come forward to state how they are going to stop this from happening in the future."
Listen to the earnings call. For now as long as the technology is cutting edge they will be producing all content on the moon and on the day of the release super laser it down to the proper distribution channels for consumption by the public. Jon and Michael will be the only individuals with control of the super laser and the super laser signal will come down inside another super laser signal encased in radioactive super fireballs that will destroy the content transmission if it is interrupted or hijacked. Everyone working on each project will not return home until completion or opening day at the box office.
What if my house were to catch fire one night while I am sleeping like my neighbors did. That would be horrible. I previously owned a house but at this time I neither do nor dont. I was hoping to buy one again but at this time I have my doubts and will sleep in the park
Well yep starting in march for this particular one that will push us to 37 by MJ1 or an event even sooner but then when we hit old all time highs from a year ago that forms another one that pushes us into the 40s.
Trying to post a link but its not happening. Deadline has Universal doing E3 in Russia and Spain along with their weekend bo numbers. Got to run.
Barring ton maintained an Outperform rating on Lions Gate and increased its price target to $46.00 (from $35.00). James C. Goss sees a number of contributors to its top line performance, most importantly Hunger Games:
Mockingjay Part 1 in November.
"Divergent met with meaningful success. While not on the scale of The Hunger Games, the value generation is substantial and growing, with a surge in book sales pointing to continuing support for the film franchise. Lionsgate has now claimed meaningful real estate in terms of the March release slot introduced with The Hunger Games and now used by the Divergent series (Insurgent will be released in the spring) plus the November slot being used for the final two films in the Hunger Games franchise (Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 beginning this fall). Mortdecai, another film for which expectations are high, will be released in the spring. A broader film slate has attested to a maturing of Lionsgate, whose domestic box office rank has been in the top five to seven in each of the past five years among the major studios. Additional television series are being released, with the 10/90 concept still evolving but creating an interesting approach to series launches. Broadcast and Netflix deals have expanded options as well," said Goss.
"LGF has reclaimed some of the ground it lost earlier in the year and has begun to approach the target we established during the spring. We are now moving to a Fiscal (March) 2016- based price target of $46 that assumes the same type of multiple assumptions previously used – roughly 15x EV/EBITDA. The three-year EBITDA target of $1.2-1.3 billion may prove conservative as management sets achievable targets," he added.
Well bud you mention fluctuations. You see I dont see it as a recent run up I see it as down over the same time last year while everything has been improving. I see the pullback over the last year the chance for wallstreet to load back up into explosive growth for LGF in an explosive content sector. I see a cup & handle formation or an inverted head & shoulders forming. I see so much stuff happening starting real soon that looking back at PEs or Expendables or whatever is just that..... Looking back. The Expendables was priced in the week it leaked. There just wasnt anything in your post that looked forward and if you are talking about Expendables its yesterday and small potatoes considering it probably cost the company nothing since international rights were sold except for maybe China. I just read an article today saying it was being distributed in Russian and Spain by Universal. ( I think it was Universal but do know it was another big studio) Do a search. Good luck. Especially when some Alibaba data comes out along with new global deals in a matter of weeks.
Actually Im not even going to get into this one though I have much to say including my understanding of options that in the money are considered stock. What I do what to say is this........ i consider what Jon did very bullish. These guys know whats up with the company and the sector but worry I am sure about global stuff like Russia. Sooooooo its not like he filed this weeks ago to sell on a pop to 33. He filed this last week after a big earnings beat after expendables leak after Alibaba news after power Rangers news etc etc at 33 because with the company sweet spot soon to come he expects a pop above old highs. Would I lock something in no matter what if I had that many shares at those gains with the world melting around us???? You bet even if I thought we were earning $3 a share this year and in takeover talks. Peace
yada yada yada etc etc etc yada yada yada........ Sorry you sold on the last pop. Look forward not backwards my southern bro.
You know I really think Jon, Michael, and the rest of the gang can see this stock busting out to new highs over that sweet spot period of 9 months. They have certainly been holding off for a long while considering past sale patterns. Plus pretty bold move to just let the world know like this. Was yesterdays filing required in an advance time frame of a month like that?
Millennium/Lionsgates’ Expendables 3 is opening lower than any previous of its installments on a Friday night with an expected take of only $6M (or a tad less) — that’s a 40% decline from Expendables 2′s Friday opening and about a 54% decline from the first Expendables Friday. This third installment, which went all PG-13 on its fans, is likely to only bring in $16M+ for the three-day weekend; let’s hope it gets a shot in the arm from its international rollout as this is one tired franchise in the U.S. The word tanking comes to mind. Not sure how much of its total gross is impacted by the 5M or so illegal downloads but it might really affect the international gross. The good news, if there is any, is that it received an overall A- from its core audience.
Joe overseas may still keep this property alive for us and actually beat the last installments take there. Wouldnt be surprised if they make another one it opens overseas before north America. The good news is starting in two weeks the film slate we have running into next spring should over perform. It looks to me like we have a real visible sweet spot on all fronts for LGF running for three months starting last week of this month or as soon as next week with a little news. Lets all just hope Russia doesnt kill the party.
Well they may see this stock higher over that period or certainly have good reason to put us there. Those guys should just sell back to the company as part of our buyback plan.
Weekend #33 of 2014 is looking like $140 million for the top 12 films this weekend, up 20%from the norm for this weekend and the third up weekend in a row after six straight down weekends.
Opening at over 3,000 theaters Friday (slightly above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), The Expendables 3 from Lionsgate/Summit should average $8,300 per theater for the weekend (for a $25.0 million opening three-day weekend). [The average wide-release film the past two years has had a three-day opening weekend of $5,300 per theater for a $14.5 million weekend.] Early reviews at RottenTomatoes are a wobbly 31% positive so far. The Expendables 3 is on track for around $70 million domestic. Overseas the film could gross about $240 million, giving it a worldwide box office target of $310 million. This would be near the $305.4 million worldwide for The Expendables 2 (released 8.17.2012 with $85.0 million domestic total and $220.4 million overseas) and above the $274.5 million worldwide for The Expendables (released 8.13.2010 with $103.1 million domestic and $171.4 million overseas).
Well I am not sure who gave them my address but I have been getting snail mail from lawyers looking for a lead plaintiff for a couple months now. Last week I also got snail mail from these lawyers I am going to post looking for me to join up. They do have a lead plaintiff as you can see. I got 3 of the same mails and I do have LGF in three accounts so I assume they got my info from my investment company or LGF itself maybe. I just did a search of the lawfirm and the lead plaintiff and came up with this which is alot less detailed then what I got in the mail.....
Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2014, 9:49 PM ET) -- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. investors slammed the studio with a securities class action in New York federal court Friday, claiming the value of their stock dropped after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission assessed a $7.5 million fine over efforts to block a takeover by billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
Lead plaintiff Laborers Pension Trust Fund — Detroit & Vicinity claims that, unbeknownst to investors, the SEC was investigating Lions Gate for not disclosing the details of a three-part set of transactions it enacted to put more than 16 million stock shares in the hands of a friendly director in order to defeat Icahn’s hostile takeover effort in 2010.
According to the terms of the settlement reached in mid-March, Lions Gate admitted to the set of facts outlined in the SEC's order and acknowledged that its conduct violated federal securities laws. Along with the $7.5 million penalty, the commission filed a cease-and-desist order against Lions Gate warning it against future violations.
The proposed class in Friday's suit, which includes shareholders who bought Lions Gate stock between Feb. 11 and March 13, claims revelations of the SEC investigation caused Lions Gate common stock to fall by nearly 9 percent, from $33.26 to $30.33 per share, between March 12 and 14.
"The price of Lionsgate common stock declined as the market digested the truth reg