Ranking the movies NBC Peacock needs from Lionsgate
NBC Peacock looks to be getting more content after Comcast and Lionsgate agreed over Starz. This new deal keeps Starz networks on Xfinity TV and more importantly, gives NBC Peacock access to Lionsgate content.
These are the top Lionsgate movie series NBC Peacock needs to turn cord-cutters heads.
#8. Olympus, London, and Angel Has Fallen
A guilty pleasure movie trilogy that is full-on testosterone. The original Olympus Has Fallen is available on Showtime, and London Has Fallen is on Netflix. The latest, Angel Has Fallen, is yet to hit a streaming platform, but could be a perfect exclusive for NBC Peacock come the service’s launch in April. The movie trilogy has grossed $509 million worldwide so far.
#7. Sinister (1 & 2)
Sinister 2 is currently available on Netflix, but the original and best isn’t available anywhere. If NBC Peacock can license both, it could be a fantastic way to hook supernatural horror fans. The movies grossed $143 million, with the first only costing $3 million to make (grossed $88 million).
#6. The Expendables (1-3)
Surprisingly, none of The Expendables movies are available on streaming services right now. The movie trilogy, created by Sylvester Stallone and starring every action star imaginable, grossed $790 million worldwide. This series is a must for NBC Peacock.
#5. The Divergent Series
The Divergent Series, including Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, grossed $766 million worldwide. The fourth book-to-movie adaptation got cancelled after Allegiant‘s poor box office performance. There was talk of a TV show, but that too was canned — yet it could be perfect for NBC Peacock to take on.
#4. John Wick (1-3)
Sling TV currently streams John Wick 1 and 2. The latest in the trilogy, Parabellum, is still only available for rent and purchase. It won’t be long before Parabellum hits streaming services, and NBC Peacock should look to snag the franchise exclusively. The three films have grossed $587 million worldwide so far.
#3. Saw (1 – 7, and Jigsaw)
The iconic horror series spanning eight movies grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide in total. Showtime, Prime and Hulu have a mix of the movies available currently. If NBC Peacock could stream the whole series, it could be a big draw for horror fans.
#2. The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) became a female icon because of The Hunger Games series. Right now, the movies are split across multiple streaming services, but NBC Peacock could be the one to bring all of them together. Considering the movies earned $3 billion worldwide at the box office, whoever snags the movie series knows in advance there is a massive audience of fans willing to binge.
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#1. The Twilight Saga
The Lionsgate movie series NBC Peacock must get is The Twilight Saga. It is one of the biggest movie series of the last 20 years, and right now, no service has any of the movies. The franchise grossed $3.35 billion worldwide and would be a massive coup for NBC Peacock.