‘The Hunger Games’ Approved For Release in China

Here’s a good news to fans of The Hunger Games in China! They will soon have a chance to watch the blockbuster movie!

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) won approval to release “The Hunger Games” in China, Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer said, gaining access to the world’s third-biggest movie market.

“We got approved to be in China in cinema and that’s a big move for that movie,” Feltheimer said in a May 2 interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

May 4 (Bloomberg) — Jon Feltheimer, chief executive officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., talks about company’s plan to release “The Hunger Games” in China. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Shivaune Field on May 2 at the Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference in Los Angeles. (Source: Bloomberg)

The year’s biggest film to date has collected $603.5 million in worldwide sales without China, which follows North America and Japan in box-office receipts. Feltheimer didn’t discuss details such as the release date.

Overseas sales of $228.5 million for “The Hunger Games” have lagged behind revenue in the U.S. because Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of young-adult books aren’t well known internationally, Feltheimer said. That will change by the time the second film, “Catching Fire,” is released next year, he said.

source: Bloomberg.com

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