SANTA MONICA, Calif.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Nov. 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Propelled by its blockbuster TWILIGHT SAGA and HUNGER GAMES young adult franchises, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, has become the first studio outside the traditional majors to eclipse the
mark at the domestic box office in a single calendar year, the Company reported today.
The Company also expects to roar across the
mark at the international box office and the
mark at the worldwide box office (domestic and international combined) in the next few weeks as THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 continues to build on its franchise record-shattering opening weekend of
at the worldwide box office, outpacing the best previous TWILIGHT installment by approximately 40 percent to date.
A commercially powerful Lionsgate slate including the blockbuster first film in THE HUNGER GAMES franchise, which grossed
at the domestic box office and is the 13
highest-grossing domestic release of all time, and TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 have combined to push Lionsgate's domestic box office total to
with nearly two months remaining in the calendar year and TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 just beginning its theatrical run.
The Company will also open the critically-acclaimed drama THE IMPOSSIBLE on
. THE IMPOSSIBLE has already launched in
with a mammoth box office haul of nearly
, ranking second all time at the Spanish box office behind AVATAR.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 achieved the best opening weekend worldwide box office performance in TWILIGHT franchise history with franchise bests in numerous major territories around the world, including –