EPIX ANNOUNCES THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 ON JULY 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT, 7PM C
The Games Begin with an Encore Airing of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at 5:30 PM ET/PT
New York, NY, June 10, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX feeds viewers’ hunger for all things Katniss Everdeen with the World Television Premiere of Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) blockbuster film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on Saturday, July 25 at 8PM ET/PT, 7C available exclusively on EPIX, across all EPIX platforms, on demand and via the EPIX app. An encore presentation of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment in the wildly successful franchise, will air immediately prior at 5:30PM ET/PT, 4:30C.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The film directed by Francis Lawrence, also stars Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright and Woody Harrelson.
The global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has already grossed more than $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office with over 82 million copies of The Hunger Games books in print. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing North American release of all time, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 grossed more than three quarters of a billion dollars worldwide. The Hunger Games is also the only franchise whose first three films each earned more than $100 million at the domestic box office in their opening weekends. All of the films in The Hunger Games franchise made their World Television Premieres on EPIX.
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EPIX is the premium entertainment network that delivers the biggest movies, newest releases, classic movies, original documentaries plus original music and comedy events anytime and anywhere — on TV, on demand, online and on the go across hundreds of consumer electronic devices. Owned by three of the biggest movie studios – Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer — EPIX is the exclusive home to some of the biggest Hollywood hits: Transformers: Age of Extinction; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Hercules; The Wolf of Wall Street; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; World War Z; Star Trek Into Darkness and thousands more.
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EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
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Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black and the breakoutseries The Royals.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
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