|[May 07, 2012]
The Avengers and the Hunger Games Come to Television First on Epix
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, is proud to
announce the addition of two of 2012's premier box office hits, Marvel
Studio's and Paramount's The Avengers and Lionsgate's The
Hunger Games to its growing library of great films. Both films
allow EPIX to continue its exclusive offering of "BIG MOVIES" to
subscribers On Demand, online at EpixHD.com, and through EPIX apps.
The Avengers had a stand out opening weekend grossing $200.3
million domestically and is on track for a strong performance globally. The
Hunger Games has earned a colossal $618.0 million around the world
since its late-March premiere. It has grossed more than $380.0 million
at the North American box office and is currently ranked 14th
among the all time highest grossing films.
"EPIX is all about providing its subscribers the biggest and best movies
anytime and anywhere. We are thrilled to bring this year's two biggest
blockbuster titles to the EPIX slate, providing even more value to our
viewers and affiliated distributors. We congratulate our studio
partners, Paramount and Lionsgate, on their tremendous success," said
EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg.
About The Avengers
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, produced by
Kevin Feige and written and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's THE
AVENGERS is based on the ever-popular Marve comic book series "The
Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and
spectacular special effects, when Marvel's The Avengers assemble in
The film will be distributed by Walt Disney (News - Alert) Studios Motion Pictures.
About The Hunger Games
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary
Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's
Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins'
best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that
has over 36 million copies in print in the United States alone, has
developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 180
consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New
York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and
has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly
Lionsgate released THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA (News - Alert) and VIA.B), its
Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a premium entertainment service available on
television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices.
With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast
libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful
entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online
and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium
service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits,
classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and
sporting events on all platforms. EPIX delivers more than 3,000 titles
to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices
including Xbox 360 consoles, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku®
players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players, Apple (News - Alert)® iPads®,
iPhones® and more. EPIX is available to over 30 million homes nationwide
through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox (News - Alert)
Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink
Communications and Verizon FiOS.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.
Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook (News - Alert) http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.
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