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Epix Secures TV Rights To 'Avengers,' 'Hunger Games'

Epix has secured  the television rights to 2012 blockbuster films The Avengers and The Hunger Games,  the network announced Monday.

The Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studio-produced film Avengers -- based on the popular Marvel comic book series -- debuted in theaters this weekend to $200.3 million in box office revenues, while Lionsgate's The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, has grossed $380 million in North America and $618 million since debuting in late March, said Epix officials.

"We are thrilled to bring this year's two biggest blockbuster titles to the Epix slate, providing even more value to our viewers and affiliated distributors," said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of the Paramount., LionsGate,

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Viacom Inc.-owned service. "We congratulate our studio partners, Paramount and Lionsgate, on their tremendous success."