Bad News For ‘Hunger Games’ Studio

Lions Gate profit plunges

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The studio behind the Hunger Games franchise said Friday that its second quarter-profit was down a whopping 99 percent from last year.

That’s both because it was paying off debts to the tune of $36.2 million and because it’s pretty hard to live up to the successes of the final Twilight film and the first Hunger Games movie, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Luckily for Lions Gate, the second film in the dystopian, young-adult action series arrives in two weeks.