Speaking with analysts on Friday, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer says that the studio has decided to “wait another week or two” before it makes a decision about whether to continue with the “Ender’s Game” franchise.
The film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel has taken in $32.5 million in five days so far, along with another $9 million overseas. That performance is said to be “virtually on base” with internal pre-estimates.
Financed largely by OddLot Entertainment, even if a sequel doesn’t go ahead Feltheimer says an “Ender’s Game” TV spinoff was under consideration – something that would make more sense as it would be far less costly.
The company now turns its attention towards its other franchises, namely this month’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” release, along with next year’s “Divergent”.