Knives In: Lionsgate Bounces Back in 2019 After Worst Box Office Year in Over a Decade

“We are building a diverse slate of comedy, genre, elevated action, faith, horror, and a few director bets,” Nathan Kahane, co-head of the studio, says

Lionsgate, the film distributor behind “The Hunger Games,” “La La Land” and “John Wick,” is making a rebound after the worst year in company history. 

Following a 2018 in which it earned a mere $357 million at the domestic box office and less than 3% of all ticket sales, the company just passed $700 million in annual domestic grosses thanks to hits like “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” and the Daniel Craig whodunit “Knives Out.” The Santa Monica-based studio currently holds a market share of just under 7%.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com