NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premium network EPIX starts the New Year in a big way with the world television premiere of one of the most celebrated films of 2012, The Hunger Games. The hugely popular movie is great family fun, earning a colossal $686.5 million around the world since its late-March premiere and grossing $408.0 million at the North American box office. It is currently the 3rd largest U.S. film of the year and ranked 13th among the all time highest grossing films.
WHAT: The television premiere of The Hunger Games
WHEN: January 1, at 12 Noon ET and at 8PM ET with an encore presentation on January 4 at 8PM ET hosted by Seneca Crane himself, Wes Bentley, during an EPIX free preview weekend for all subscribers of affiliated partners. Leading into the January 4th airing will be behind the scenes clips and making of footage beginning at 5PM ET.
WHERE: On EPIX, EPIX on demand, online at EpixHD.com, and on EPIX apps on hundreds of devices including Xbox, Roku, iPads, iPhones and more.
For more information and images, please visit: http://press.epixhd.com/programming/hunger-games/.
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 bestseller lists.
Lionsgate released THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.