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The Hunger Games Is To Lionsgate As Twilight Was For Summit Entertainment

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Let's get real here for a hot second.

Aside from movie execs really in the know, none of us knew what Summit Entertainment was five years ago. The little indie movie house that could was just one of several trying their damnedest to make a film that would put them on the map. Then Twilight happened and now,every kid out of film school is scrapping at the bit to get the receptionist job at their Santa Monica office just to get in cahoots with their team (or, you know, to see Robert Pattinson.)

Mark our words - and the words of the studio's executives - the same thing is going to happen to Lionsgate now that they are producing The Hunger Games. Yes, we're comparing the franchises again and yes, we know we risk a backlash in doing so, but seriously, you can't deny what Twilight did for Summit's rep and the same is going to happen to Lionsgate, maybe even on a grander scale.

Lionsgate executives divulged to The Wall Street Journal this week that the studio made a fortune selling Suzanne Collins' trilogy, which will be turned into four actions movies (of course), at Cannes this past week. COO Joe Drake revealed it was "the highest selling film we've ever had" at the festival and that overseas exhibitors consider it "the movie that can change their company." However, don't expect to see exactly how many nickels and dimes the studio raked in for the flick - they are keeping mum - but it should be noted the studio bought the rights to the books series before it became such a huge success and therefore, got a very good deal on it.

In other words, the profits they stand to make on this are going to be REDUNKULOUS!

Considering how much buzz it's getting just in the casting stages, we'd say it's a pretty safe bet that this is going to blow Twilight's records out of the water.

Think U can top the Twi-hards, Tributes? (Or is it Mockingjays? We're still wondering what to call you guys.)

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13 comments to “The Hunger Games Is To Lionsgate As Twilight Was For Summit Entertainment”



  1. 1

    "damnedest", "scrapping at the bit", "Considering how buzz its getting", "which will be turned into four actions movies (of course), at Cannes this past week."

    It is getting more painful to get through your posts. Your literacy level just keeps dropping.
    I'm chomping at the bit trying to punch you through the monitor.



  2. 2

    The Hunger Games will be huge! Much better story line than 'Twilight'.



  3. 3

    I'd rather be a Mockingjay than a Tribute..



  4. 4

    Hunger Games will be much bigger. It appeals to more demographics than just teenage girls, and it has plot twists. People die, etc.



  5. 5

    we don't call ourselves tributes, we call ourselves MOCKINGJAYS! geeze, do a little research



  6. 6

    There is no comparison between The Hunger Games and Twilight. THG blows Twilight out of the water. For starters it actually has a plot…. Can't wait for the movie!



  7. 7

    Speaking of 'Lionsgate might get the fame Summit has' well I don't know but Lionsgate is already widely known for it's continuous Saw flicks..so yeah



  8. 8

    Re: Grimmjow – I know right?! Preze is a dumbass!!



  9. 9

    Really. Lionsgate may be a indie studio, but it is the biggest indie studio there is. If you watch movies, you have seen Lionsgate movies for decades now.



  10. 10

    my god youre trying so hard to look like you know what youre talking about and it just reads as pathetic



  11. 11

    Hunger Games and Harry Potter are the best book series! Screw Twilight



  12. 12

    Lionsgate is the 'popular' indie studio. Most people know of it and most people has seen movies from it. At least Lionsgate will be known for a good movie and not crap



  13. 13

    Summit and Lionsgate are hardly unknown, Perez. Just because you didn't know about them doesn't mean they're completely undiscovered.