Fourth Installment of Global Blockbuster Hunger Games Franchise Will Roll Out on World’s Largest 3D Cinema Platform Beginning November 20
LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 6, 2015 — RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced today that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the fourth installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, will be released worldwide in RealD 3D beginning November 20, 2015. This will be the first film in The Hunger Games franchise to receive a global RealD 3D release.
“With more than $2.2 billion in global box office, The Hunger Games franchise has become a global phenomenon with anticipation at a boiling point for the next film, Mockingjay – Part 2. We believe there will be no better way to experience the conclusion of The Hunger Games series than in RealD 3D,” said Michael V. Lewis, CEO of RealD. “Having partnered with Lionsgate to bring The Divergent Series: Insurgent to theatres in RealD 3D next month, we are pleased to continue our work with content creators to leverage RealD’s world’s largest 3D cinema platform to the benefit of filmmakers, studios, exhibitors and moviegoers worldwide.”
“We’re pleased to extend our partnership with our friends at RealD and bring Mockingjay – Part 2 to their thousands of 3D screens around the world,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman. “We believe that the Mockingjay storyline is going to conclude with a blockbuster finale at the global box office, and RealD’s 3D screens are an ideal platform to celebrate this event with a memorable and immersive experience for moviegoers.”
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office, and it was the #1 movie of the year two years in a row domestically. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful fourth chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival — they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends — including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) — Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
The world’s most widely used 3D cinema technology, RealD 3D is installed in more than 26,000 auditoriums by approximately 1,000 exhibitors in 73 countries around the world.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is and can be used in applications that enable a premium viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD’s core business is the licensing of RealD Cinema Systems and the product sale of RealD eyewear to motion picture exhibitors to enable a premium viewing experience for 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content in the theater.
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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, channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company 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 comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, 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.