The final installment of the blockbuster “Hunger Games” opens at the box office this weekend, closing an era for Santa Monica’s Lionsgate Entertainment. According to the Los Angeles Times, the studio is expecting to gross $120 million in the United States and Canada through Sunday, in what would be one of the biggest openings of the year after “Jurassic World,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7.”
The company’s launch includes an international rollout in 86 countries this week including China. On a recent conference call with Wall Street analysts, Lionsgate Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer called it “the biggest simultaneous global launch in the company's history and a fitting grand finale for the current story arc,” according to the Times.
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