"Hunger Games" Film Offers Investors Potential Profits

By Jack A. Bass
Mar. 31, 2012

The newest candidate to inherit the Harry Potter money machine crown is a film produced in Canada by Lions Gate.

You can profit with shares in Lions Gate and by owning shares in the company that distributes the series of novels -Scholastic.

What is the potential? There are line ups to see the film. The film success results in millions reading the books and this will last for a decade as more films in the series reinforce that success. In addition the films generate their own publicity in fan magazines and the seemingly endless "celebrity news" shows on television.

The really big version of the film on IMAX screans means big money for that firm and more to come with the releases scheduled for potential North American release.

If you are not aware of the film and the book series- the first movie was released by Lions Gate on March 23, 2012 and earned more than $150 Million in the first week. The other two books will be turned into movies as well and currently rest with Lions Gate Films unless someone of course buys out Lions Gate due to the success of the first movie. The movie has a current budget of $75 million and is shooting now. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.

As an avid reader I was interested in the Scholastic company recent report. (Guidance) For the full year, management increased its earnings guidance from a range of $1.75-2.10 per share on revenue of $1.9 billion to a range of $2.60-2.90 on revenue of $2 billion.

For IMAX the coming attractions are important:
Wrath Of The Titans (March 30th)
Titanic 3-D (April 4th)
The Avengers (May 4th)
Men In Black III (May 25th)
Prometheus (June 8th)
The Amazing Spider Man (July 3rd)
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20th)
For investors in Lions Gate ( LGF) look to past office blockbusters as an indication of potential.

Death Race_2008_____$36_____$39______$75
Harry Potter_2001____$318_____$657_____$975


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