Lionsgate: A master of all genres


Lionsgate grossed $367.6 million in 2007, topping its 2006 numbers with a diverse slate that included horror, comedy, drama and documentary. The indie distributor enjoyed three No. 1 openings in the fall, with the bloody "Saw IV," the unapologetic Western "3:10 to Yuma" and Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" Attracting more than $55 million, "Married" further demonstrated Perry's connection to his audience. However, another franchise film, "Hostel: Part II," bled out below expectations as slasher movies lost some of their appeal. Lionsgate in 2007 also acquired Mandate Pictures for $56.3 million in cash and stock. As part of the deal, Mandate's Joe Drake takes over as co-COO and president of Lionsgate's motion picture group while continuing as CEO of Mandate.

Lionsgate 2007 boxofficeRelease dateBoxoffice
Happily N’Ever After1/5   15.6
Daddy’s Little Girl2/14     31.3
Pride3/23      7.0
Slow Burn4/13      1.2
The Condemned4/27      7.3
Away From Her5/4      4.5
Delta Farce5/11      8.1
Bug5/25      7.0
Hostel: Part II6/8     17.5
Sicko6/22     24.5
Bratz8/3     10.0
War8/24     22.5
Ladron8/31      4.0
3:10 To Yuma9/7     53.6
Good Luck Chuck9/21     35.0
Why Did I Get Married?10/12     55.2
Saw IV10/26     63.3
2007 total: $367.6 mil