Lionsgate, Belga Films
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, The Possession, Sinister, The Expendables 2, The Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection and Arbitrage. With the January 2012acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company has now added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which has grossed more than$2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, to its current slate, giving the Company the two premier young adult franchises in the world. Recent Summit hits include Red, Letters to Juliet, Knowing and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, The Hurt Locker.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
ABOUT BELGA FILMS:
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Belga Films is the leading independent distribution company in Benelux. This year, Belga successfully released The Hunger Games, Step Up Miami, Taken 2 and is ready to hit the screens with Breaking Dawn Part 2 and The Impossible.
Over the years, it has increased its market shares in each media (theatrical, video, Digital and Television) taking profit of its extended relationship with RTL Belgium since 1998. Patrick Vandenbosch (CEO) and new partners Jerome de Bethune (COO) and Alexandre Lippens have further expanded Belga's operational sphere to meet new challenges (Production, Management, Digital and Exhibition).
Under its new label BELGA STUDIOS, Belga is currently developing movie projects in English for international appeal with a specific focus on the use of local talents