Lionsgate Calls Itself ‘No. 1 studio’ For Young Adults + ‘Catching Fire’ Box Office Prediction
Lionsgate believes that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will pull in $400 million internationally, which is a big step up from The Hunger Games‘ $250 million international box office. They are basing this prediction off of what happened with the Twilight sequel, New Moon:
The former Summit chief also predicted “Catching Fire” will reach $400 million in foreign B.O., based partly on the performance of the second “Twilight,” which outgrossed the first in foreign markets by 50% (the first grossed $192 million overseas and the second took in $296 million). (Variety)
Lionsgate also called itself “the No. 1 studio in young adult franchises,” citing the success of recently acquired Summit/Twilight and of course The Hunger Games. Ender’s Game is also in the pipeline.
Somebody needs to do the math but I’m pretty sure Warner Brothers would still hold that title with Harry Potter alone, not to mention the various other ‘Young Adult’ franchises they’ve been a part of over the years.