The Hunger Games Comes to Netflix Latin America/Brazil on August 18

Netflix subscribers from Latin America and Brazil will be able to watch the box office storm “The Hunger Games” on August 18, 2012, which is also the release date of the movie’s DVD/Bluray. Read below to know more about the press release from Market Watch.

BEVERLY HILLS Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Global box office smash “Hunger Games” will be exclusively available for Netflix members to watch instantly on August 18 in Latin America and Brazil as part of a multi-year deal between Netflix and Telefilms, the region’s leading distributor of independent films.

Through Telefilms, a broad selection of new hit films will be coming to Netflix, many of them as early as four months after their theatrical premiere, starting with Academy Award Best Picture winner “The Artist” on June 15 and including “Shame” the critically-acclaimed Steve McQueen film with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, horror-thriller “The Chernobyl Diaries” and the new Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love” featuring Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page.

Other highly anticipated new movies coming to Netflix from Telefilms are “Ender’s Game,” a science-fiction thriller with Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin and supernatural mystery, “Beautiful Creatures” with Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons and Emmy Rossum.

Netflix now has more than one million Netflix members in Latin America, and Latin Americans have enjoyed over 100 million hours of Hollywood, local and international movies and TV shows from Netflix. In the nine months Netflix has been offering its Latin American service, it has more than doubled its content selection, and increased availability to include a wide range of devices including the Xbox, Apple TV, iPad and other tablets and new Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony, among others.

“We are excited to now have such a fantastic flow of commercially successful and critically-acclaimed films for our members in the region,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “Telefilms has great taste and a great track record that now extends over 50 years and we are proud to be working with such a distinguished and successful company.

“We are pleased and honored to be part of this strategic alliance with the #1 player in content streaming,” said Telefilms president Tomas Darcyl. “By choosing to work with Telefilms, Netflix is providing Latin American consumers the most appealing and prestigious films available.”

In addition to new movies, Netflix will also be making available for its members to watch instantly such critically acclaimed Telefilms titles like “The King’s Speech,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Biutiful” as well as crowd-pleasers such as “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Fifth Element” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

The Hunger Games Movie to be Shown in Netflix

For all Netflix subscribers out there, read on the following article from Home Media Magazine about the Hunger Games.
Netflix gets streaming access to the year’s biggest box office hits, The Hunger Games and The Avengers, beginning in early 2013 — but only 90 days after their releases on disc and Epix, reps for Netflix and the multiplatform pay-channel confirmed.
The Hunger Games is distributed domestically by Lionsgate and The Avengers by Paramount Pictures, with Paramount securing the rights to Avengers from Marvel Comics before The Walt Disney Co. acquired the superhero company. Lionsgate and Paramount parent Viacom are co-owners (along with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) of Epix.
No home entertainment release dates for the titles have been announced.
Online scuttlebutt had suggested that since Netflix and Epix signed an exclusive streaming deal in 2010 — an agreement that doesn’t expire until September — Netflix could have SVOD access to The Hunger Games as early as this fall and The Avengers in early 2013.
The movies’ impressive theatrical runs portend successful retail releases both physically and digitally. That prospect puts lower margin SVOD on the low end of the distibution foodchain.
Indeed, through May 15 The Hunger Games has generated more than $387 million and The Avengers more than $380 million at the domestic box office. Avengers has generated $1 billion in global ticket sales in just 19 days of release, while Hunger Games has generated more than $624 million globally.
Netflix has aggressively sought new release movies since a license agreement with Starz Entertainment for Disney and Sony Pictures content ended in February. Netflix did score a coup in February when it secured premium cable channel rights to Oscar winner The Artist and other titles from The Weinstein Co. ahead of HBO and Showtime.
Epix May 7 said it would be the first to bring Hunger Games and Avengers to television, online at, and through its apps sometime next year.