Looking to extend its recent dealmaking streak, Lionsgate is in final talks to acquire Mandate Pictures in a deal pegged at north of $40 million.
A series of underperforming films returned to haunt Lionsgate in a quarter splattered with red ink, but the company said results were in line with internal and Wall Street expectations.
In one of the more unorthodox marketing pairings in moviedom, Lionsgate and the American Red Cross are teaming for this year's "Give Til It Hurts" blood drive, which benefits the Red Cross.
Lionsgate is overhauling "The Punisher," setting an October start date for a new franchise that will be built on the broad shoulders of "Rome" star Ray Stevenson.
Lionsgate has closed a deal to purchase a minority ownership stake in indie distributor Roadside Attractions.
Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights to an untitled documentary about religion directed by Larry Charles and featuring Bill Maher. The film will be distributed next spring.
Lionsgate has acquired a significant stake in entertainment website Break.com in a move that will give the studio an additional online outlet for its film and TV content.
Lionsgate prexy Steve Beeks has been upped to chief operating officer and will keep the prexy title, the company announced Tuesday,.
Lionsgate will distribute laffer "Frankenhood," the first film from Morgan Gendel, Jeremy Littman and ex-Wall Streeter Jonas Littman's Anvil Studios banner.
Lionsgate expects to see big business from its new private equity partnership, even though it will push the indie studio into the red.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$48.9M Warner Brothers -66.23%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -77.26%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$53.9M Universal Pictures -67.83%