The studio fires back at the financier
- Lionsgate has created one of the only motion picture businesses with a significant presence in the horror/action genres, independent and prestige segments of the market.
- Our theatrical business typically acquires, produces and releases approximately 12 to 15 films a year under a disciplined financial model. In addition, Lionsgate has been successful in releasing highly regarded hits such as the Oscar winning films “Crash” and “Precious” and in creating long-term, valuable franchises such as the “Tyler Perry” and “Saw” franchises. Our upcoming slate highlighted by the films “Kick Ass,” starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz and Mark Strong; “The Expendables,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Killers, starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher; Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too,” starring Janet Jackson, Jill Scott and Tyler Perry; and “The Next Three Days,” starring Russell Crowe, typifies our diversified portfolio approach focusing on large niches where we have a track record of proven success.
- We have achieved profitability on approximately 70% of our film releases over the past ten years — one of the highest success rates in the industry.
- Our television business has grown from annual revenues of $8 million in 1999 to approximately $350 million this year. We have been focused on financial discipline in developing new television product. Our hit shows “Mad Men,” “Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie” are leading shows in the television business and have achieved critical acclaim, a devoted fan base and economic success.
- Through a series of successful acquisitions and additions from recent television and theatrical productions, Lionsgate has built a premier, 12,000-title library that has generated an average of $267 million in annual revenue for the past three years.
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