SANTA MONICA, Calif. and BEIJING, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW/ -- The fourth installment of Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, will be released on thousands of screens nationwide in China on November 20th, the Company announced today. The film will launch in China on the same date it is released in the U.S. and 86 territories around the world as part of the biggest rollout in the Company's history.
The film, imported by China Film Group's Import Export Company and jointly distributed by China Film Group and Huaxia in conjunction with Lionsgate's promotional partner, Talent International, will be released in China in both 3D and 2D with dubbed and subtitled prints.
As part of Mockingjay 2's China launch, Lionsgate and its partners also plan to host the Company's first-ever Chinese premiere in Beijing on November 12th.
"Mockingjay 2 brings one of the most successful movie franchises of all time to its incredible grand finale," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. "The Hunger Games franchise has evolved into a truly global phenomenon, and we're thrilled to introduce Mockingjay 2 to its millions of Chinese fans with a launch that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event."
The Hunger Games franchise has already grossed more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and the trilogy of Hunger Games books has sold more than 82 million copies around the world.
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 the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate's The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' Addicted and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
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