One of the Biggest Blockbusters in the History of Cinema Now Stands as IMAX's Second-Highest Grossing Release Ever
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to enormous popular demand, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Universal Pictures today announced that Universal and Amblin Entertainment's global-record-breaking film, Jurassic World, will receive a special week-long engagement in domestic IMAX® 3D theatres beginning Aug. 28.
Universal Pictures And Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World Returns To Domestic IMAX(R) 3D Theatres For One Week Starting Aug. 28
Since its record-setting global IMAX release on June 12, Jurassic World has become the second-highest-grossing film in IMAX's history, with $116 million and counting, second only to Avatar.
"Starting with its record-shattering debut in IMAX theatres around the globe, Jurassic World truly has become a cultural phenomenon," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We're proud to have been a part of this ground-breaking release and now we look forward to offering audiences another opportunity to experience Jurassic World in IMAX."
"The extraordinary success of the IMAX release of Jurassic World was driven by audiences who needed to become immersed in every wondrous and heart-racing scene in the film," said Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures. "We are proud to partner with IMAX once again to give moviegoers what they have demanded: another chance to see Jurassic World this summer in this incredible format."
The IMAX® 3D release of Jurassic World is shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
About Jurassic World:
The story of Steven Spielberg's original comes full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. Welcome to Jurassic World, a fully operational luxury resort off the coast of Costa Rica where 20,000 guests explore the wonder of Earth's most magnificent living prehistoric marvels--of every shape and size--and interact up close with them every day.
When the massive and mysterious Indominus rex stages an escape and disappears into the jungle, order turns to mayhem and guests turn into prey. Dinosaurs escape into the open, skies and water to engage in an all-out war for survival, and no corner within the world's greatest theme park is safe anymore.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong and Irrfan Khan star in the 3D epic action-adventure that is directed by Colin Trevorrow and based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. www.jurassicworld.com
About IMAX Corporation
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