Lionsgate Expands Deal With Canada’s Cineplex Pictures for Distribution of 2023 Theatrical Slate

Lionsgate Jan. 4 announced a theatrical distribution agreement with Canada’s Cineplex Pictures for its 2023 theatrical slate. Cineplex Pictures will bring 11 Lionsgate movies to Canadian moviegoers, including first-quarter releases Plane, starring Gerard Butler and Mike Colter; Jesus Revolution starring Kelsey Grammer; and John Wick: Chapter 4, starring Keanu Reeves.

“With Cineplex’s name recognition, distribution prowess and expertise in the Canadian marketplace, our slate is in great hands in Canada,” David Spitz, president of worldwide theatrical distribution, said in a statement.

Cineplex Pictures had theatrical rights for the October release of Prey for the Devil. The 2023 slate also includes Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; About My Father; The Blackening; the untitled Adele Lim comedy; White Bird: A Wonder Storythe follow-up to Wonder; The Expendables 4; the next installment of the “Saw” franchise; and the prequel to the “Hunger Games” franchise, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

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“Cineplex has a longstanding relationship with Lionsgate and … our expertise in connecting with moviegoers is grounded our understanding of what Canadian film lovers are looking for,” said Ellis Jacob, CEO of Cineplex.

Cineplex Pictures, a division of Cineplex, is also a Canadian distributor of a wide range of genre films, including The Good HouseLambThe Tragedy of Macbeth, Hotel Artemis and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.

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