“This is an opportunity to reset the tone of these movies — to make them a little edgier and hipper,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment®. “We need to make movies that are a little bit more reflective of third graders today as opposed to third graders 25 years ago and that’s what these movies are about.”
By BloombergBusinessweek: Kyle Stock on May 19, 2014
For a 60-year-old mutant lizard, Godzilla still has plenty of blockbuster power.
The giant lizard’s latest eponymous film garnered a better-than-expected $93 million in U.S. ticket sales in its opening weekend and another $103 million from 64 overseas markets, the best international debut so far this year. Godzilla crushed in the U.K. and Russia, while Mexico—normally a tiny movie market—ended up as the movie’s third-biggest foreign box office, with $9 million in ticket sales.
By ScreenDaily: Wendy Mitchell on May 19, 2014
IMAX® has announced its first commercial theatre deal for Scandinavia, with Nordic Cinema Group.
The IMAX® in the SF Bio anchor multiplex at the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm will open in autumn 2015.
IMAX® president of EMEA Andrew Cripps told Screen in Cannes that in Nordic Cinema Group “we couldn’t pick a better partner…I hope it’s a relationship we can build on because Scandinavia is very important to us.”
By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on May 13, 2014
The agreement includes the Russian exhibitor acquiring next-generation laser projection technology.
TORONTO -- IMAX® has inked a three-theater deal with Formula Kino that includes an agreement for the Russian exhibitor to acquire next-generation laser projection technology.
By NPR: Elizabeth Blair on May 02, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens this weekend, and some moviegoers will pay up to $6 more to see it in IMAX, where the screens are bigger and the action should be more intense. "So real you can feel it in your bones," is how IMAX puts it. But is the IMAX at the multiplex the same as the IMAX you can see at the museum?
From underwater to outer space, IMAX has produced some astounding images of the natural world. One of the first IMAX films, To Fly, has been showing at the Smithsonian since 1976 and is still popular ...
By USA Today: Laura Petrecca on May 02, 2014
Heading to an IMAX theater to catch the opening weekend of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Try to sit about 80% toward the back, in the dead center of the theater.
"That's the sweet-spot seat," advises IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond.
The IMAX chief — who was once a law clerk, an investment banker and owner of a 99-cent dry-cleaning chain — visited USA TODAY's New York City studio to talk about the evolution of movie viewing and to share details on IMAX's international expansion.
By Variety: Patrick Frater on April 16, 2014
The deal is shaped as a joint-venture partnership between IMAX Corporation, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings and Wasu Digital TV Media Group (WASU).
WASU will license and distribute IMAX-enhanced Hollywood and Chinese current theatrical and other content to the IMAX-TCL premium home theatre system.
By The Wall Street Journal: Laurie Burkitt on April 08, 2014
BEIJING—IMAX Corp. plans to sell a 20% stake in its Chinese business to two China-focused investor groups in an $80 million deal that the big-movie-screen operator hopes will pave the way for expansion and an eventual public listing.
IMAX Chief Executive Richard Gelfond said in an interview that investment fund China Media Capital and private-equity firm FountainVest Partners would pay $40 million each for 10% stakes by early 2015. He said the deal gives IMAX local partners who will open up expansion opportunities in one of its most important markets.
The investors will shepherd a public offering of shares ...
By Variety: Andrew Stewart on March 24, 2014
Mega-screen company IMAX is moving forward with its laser technology, signing 63 laser projectors to be installed worldwide over the next several years, with the majority of the new systems ear marked for Greater China.
IMAX has made significant inroads into China throughout the last few years, expanding its brand with a growing infrastructure. The IMAX laser projectors, which are developed through a partnership with Kodak and Barco, total 43 on the mainland, with the country’s largest exhib Wanda footing the bill for all but three.
By The Wall Street Journal: Ben Fox Rubin on March 20, 2014
Deal Continues Companies' Long-Running Relationship
The deal continues IMAX and Disney's long-running relationship and will involve IMAX being part of Disney's release strategy for several major films, including this year's "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Maleficent," and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," as well as next year's "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Tomorrowland" and "Star Wars: Episode VII ...
By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on March 04, 2014
The deal comes after the Russian exhibitor opened its first giant screen theater.
TORONTO -- Russian theater circuit Mori Cinema has acquired another five IMAX screens after opening its first from the Canadian giant screen exhibitor.
Mori, as part of its agreement with IMAX, is to install four of the new theaters in new construction projects in Irkutsk, Murmansk, Archangelsk and Moscow.
One retrofitted theater is to be installed in Togliatti.
The latest deal with Mori brings the Russian exhibitor's stable of IMAX theaters to six.
Read more about IMAX's expansion in Russia on The Hollywood Reporter's website.
By The Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier on February 26, 2014
IMAX is building a $45-million West Coast headquarters with two screening rooms in Playa Vista. (Gensler / February 26, 2014)
Renowned big-screen cinema purveyor IMAX Corp. is set to break ground Thursday on a new West Coast headquarters that will house two large screening rooms, offices and production facilities for moviemakers.
The $45-million complex is being built in the commercial district of Playa Vista, a planned community south of Marina del Rey.
IMAX's property will rise at the corner of Westlawn Avenue and Millennium Drive, next to the massive hangar where aerospace mogul Howard Hughes built his infamous wooden transport ...
By IMAX on February 20, 2014
Lemurs are some of our planet’s most interesting primates – they dance, they sing, and they live solely on the exotic island of Madagascar.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres beginning April 4. View the list below to find a theatre near you! Make sure to check back as additional theatres will be added.
By Forbes: Scott Mendelson on February 07, 2014
As the headline states, Gravity has become the third film in history to earn $100 million worldwide in IMAX engagements alone. For the record, the other two films were Avatar and The Dark Knight Rises. Avatar earned $2.78 billion globally and The Dark Knight Rises earned $1.084 billion worldwide. Comparatively, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity has earned “just” $695 million worldwide. Thus, the $100m benchmark is especially worthwhile considering the much larger percentage of tickets sold in the large-screen format, in this case about 15% of its total gross.
By The Wrap: By Todd Cunningham on February 04, 2014
Martial arts action film posts a $1.8M first day on its way to a $50M opening on Chinese New Year weekend
IMAX Theaters said Tuesday that it took in a single-day record $1.8 million in China on Friday, powered by the local hit “The Monkey King.”
The martial arts action film’s debut on 140 IMAX screens came on the first day of the Chinese New Year, and topped the $1.5 million mark set by Disney and Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” in 2013. It took in $4.5 million from IMAX sites over its first three ...
By The Huffington Post on January 24, 2014
By The Wall Street Journal: Laurie Burkitt on December 17, 2013
BEIJING—China's Wanda Cinema Line Corp. is expanding its partnership with IMAX Corp. IMX.T +3.92% , signing on 80 new IMAX theaters in a deal that would make China the big-screen company's largest market.
Wanda, a unit of real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. and China's largest movie-theater chain by outlets, plans to open the 80 IMAX theaters by 2021, rolling out 20 each year starting in 2016, said IMAX Chief Executive Richard Gelfond. The company declined to disclose investment details of the deal.
By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on December 05, 2013
The deal will see the Cinema Sunshine-branded multiplex screen fitted for a next-generation laser projector.
TORONTO -- IMAX has sold another theater to Sasaki Kogyo, set to be the first in Japan to install next-generation laser projection technology.
The theater, to operate under the Cinema Sunshine brand in a new multiplex in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, will have a projection system that promises far better brightness and clarity than rival movie projectors.
No word on when the latest Cinema Sunshine IMAX theater will open or install laser projection.
By Mashable: Samantha Murphy Kelly on November 25, 2013
When Katniss Everdeen rises from an underground elevator into the arena in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, IMAX viewers will see the film's visuals dramatically change.
The 50-minute arena sequence in this Hunger Games sequel has been formatted for IMAX, resulting in an immersive, larger aspect ratio. Instead of a typical widescreen image, with black bars on top and bottom, the IMAX image expands vertically to fill the entire screen when Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence) enters the battlefield.
The first few minutes of the changeover are particularly captivating, as ...
By The Hollywood Reporter: Pamela McClintock on November 06, 2013
Photo Credit: Annie Tritt
The large-format czar talks about the next international push and why Warner Bros. is the St. Louis Cardinals of entertainment.
At a time when moviegoing in the U.S. is down year- over-year, IMAX Corp. is on fire. The large-format exhibitor, once relegated to museums, is responsible for more than 15 percent of Gravity's gross, with moviegoers shelling out $20 or more a head in big cities. The Toronto-based, 550-employee company has seen its revenue balloon from $102.7 million in 2008 to $284.3 million in 2012 thanks in large part to Hollywood tentpoles ...
By The New York Times: Keith Bradsher on October 29, 2013
HONG KONG — IMAX Corporation, the Canadian company that has long designed and manufactured large-screen cinema equipment on the outskirts of Toronto, plans to announce on Tuesday in Los Angeles that it has set up a joint venture with a Chinese multinational to develop and manufacture $250,000 home theater systems in China.
IMAX’s decision to set up a joint venture with the Shenzhen-based TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited is the latest sign of the powerful lure that China has become for Hollywood and its suppliers. Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zhang Ziyi showed up last month in ...
By The Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier on October 28, 2013
Those who can afford to pay $500 to watch a newly released movie in their own home can now add another luxury perk: the ability to watch it on a giant IMAX screen.
IMAX Corp. has agreed to pay about $2.5 million to acquire up to 20% stake in Prima Cinema Inc., the San Diego-area company that releases premium-priced movies into the home when they are released in theaters.
Under the agreement, set to be announced Monday morning, IMAX will use Prima’s service for its luxury private theaters, which cost $2.5 million and have 20-foot-wide screens.
By The Wall Street Journal: Rachel Louise Ensign on September 20, 2013
His past might not sound like the making of a movie-industry giant, but Richard Gelfond is now the CEO of IMAX, a $1.7 billion empire with a presence in more than 700 theaters
Richard Gelfond Bloomberg/Getty Images
Shoeshine boy. A young sports-paper boss. And a 99-cent dry-cleaner owner. His past might not sound like the making of a movie-industry giant, but Richard Gelfond is now the CEO of IMAX, IMX.T -0.20% a $1.7 billion empire with a presence in more than 700 theaters—and part of the movie-going experience for millions of 3D-glasses-wearing film buffs ...
By USA Today: Claudia Puig on September 19, 2013
A first-rate conversion to a large-screen, 3-D format makes for a wonderfully vivid experience.
(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)
It's easier now than ever to surrender disbelief.
All these decades later, the ruby slippers sparkle with matchless dazzle, the winding brick road looks incomparably yellow and the Emerald City shines an ever-more-alluring green.
Childhood memories will only be enhanced by the vibrant restoration and sharply rendered conversion of The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience (* * * ½ out of four; rated PG; opening Friday nationwide).
Not only is it the oldest film ever to be converted to 3-D, it's also ...
By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on September 09, 2013
"Make it a win-win situation. Don't be a colonialist going in, teaching people how to do things your way," company topper Richard Gelfond told a moguls panel at the festival.
TORONTO -- It's no secret the major studios and China have had a rocky relationship in recent years.
Richard Gelfond thinks he knows why.
Foreign players can't dictate the market in China, the IMAX CEO told a moguls panel at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday.
Of course, that hasn't stopped Hollywood from trying.
"Make it a win-win situation. Don't be a colonialist going in, teaching ...
By Wall Street Journal: Xiaoqing Pi on July 24, 2013
Deal With Dalian Wanda Follows Pact With South Korean Partner
BEIJING—IMAX Corp. IMX.T -0.15%is joining with China's largest cinema chain to build as many as 120 new theaters in the country, dwarfing a deal that the company announced with a Korean partner last week.
The Chinese deal is IMAX's latest to target Asian consumers' increasing demand for watching Hollywood blockbusters on bigger, more immersive screens.
Under the agreement, IMAX will add between 40 and 120 theaters. At most, it would bring to 381 the number of IMAX theaters open or planned in China, with ...
By The Wall Street Journal: Jeyup S. Kwaak on July 15, 2013
SEOUL—IMAX Corp. and its South Korean partner plan to add 30 IMAX movie screens in China and five in South Korea.
The expansion, to be announced in coming days, is aimed at capitalizing on rising entertainment spending by the Chinese middle class and demand for the immersive high-resolution technology in Korea, IMAX Chief Executive Richard Gelfond said.
The project is a joint venture with the overseas business arm of South Korea's largest theater chain, CJ CGV Co.
The deal will bring the number of IMAX screens scheduled for construction in China to 140 and in South Korea to ...
By Boston Globe: Ty Burr on July 11, 2013
It’s an image as mythic as it is commercial: a metal giant so immense you have to stretch your brain to take it all in, snorting and stomping and outfitted with ingenious weaponry, and sequestered deep inside — unimaginably tiny amid the clanging machinery — the humans who control it with their minds.
As a metaphor for the state of modern Hollywood filmmaking, that’s hard to beat.
As the springboard for a muscular pop vision, it’s pretty impressive, too. “Pacific Rim” is, hands down, the blockbuster event of the summer — a titanic sci-fi action fantasy that has been invested ...
By New York Times: A. O. SCOTT on July 11, 2013
Viewed from one angle — from below, say, as you cower before the IMAX screen, your 3-D glasses digging into the bridge of your nose, condensation from your Diet Coke dripping onto your leg — “Pacific Rim” looks
By BBC News: Shanaz Musafer on June 23, 2013
As an eight-year-old boy Rich Gelfond used to shine shoes to earn some money.
At 16 he was running his own newspaper in New York, with a circulation of about 25,000. The paper attracted national advertisers and he would walk up and down Madison Avenue selling space.
As someone who showed such entrepreneurial spirit as a child, it is perhaps not surprising that he has ended up running a large and successful business.
Some 50 years on from his shoe-shining days, Mr Gelfond is now chief executive of IMAX, the giant-screen, high-resolution cinema chain.
Underestimated the task
By USA Today: Scott Bowles on June 03, 2013
After dazzling audiences 75 years ago, 'The Wizard of Oz' returns for a one-week run in September in 3-D and on IMAX screens, part of a studio movement to remaster the classics.
(Jack Haley, left, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr in a scene from the 1939 motion picture 'The Wizard of Oz.'(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)
LOS ANGELES — There's no place like a restored home.
Nearly 75 years after its dazzling Technicolor debut, The Wizard of Oz will be converted to 3-D and IMAX for a one-week theatrical run in September, Warner Bros. and IMAX officials will ...
By IMAX on May 24, 2013
After Earth will be playing in select IMAX theatres beginning May 31, 2013. Click on a theatre below to purchase tickets!
By Brian Truitt on May 16, 2013
Director filmed 30 minutes of the new sequel using high-resolution cameras.
J.J. Abrams has a love/hate relationship with IMAX.
The director's Star Trek Into Darkness sequel releases early on Wednesday night with special IMAX screenings all over the country, and Abrams filmed 30 minutes of footage in it utilizing the high-resolution cameras to enhance the scope and immerse the audience in some of the movie's most action-packed scenes.
By MTV UK Staff on February 04, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is set to open on 3D IMAX screen two days before it goes on general release, it has been confirmed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has closed a deal with the oversize screen company to start showing the eagerly awaited sci-fi sequel from 15 May.
Greg Foster, IMAX Entertainment's chairman and president, said: "As we saw with the reaction to the first nine minutes of the film, which debuted in our theatres in
By Etan Vlessing on February 04, 2013
The giant-screen exhibitor also added one more theater each to existing partners Kinomax and Formula Kino.
TORONTO – Imax is expanding in Russia as it gets three more theaters into new construction projects across the market.
Toronto-based Imax on Monday said it sold one giant-screen theater to new partner Kronverk Cinema, and sold one more screen each to existing partners Kinomax and Formula Kino.
The latest Russian deals speed up Imax’s push into emerging territories as it diversifies away from a maturing North American market.
"The popularity of Imax in Russia continues to fuel our network growth, and we're ...
By Etan Vlessing on January 23, 2013
The giant screen exhibitor will screen the latest installment of the franchise internationally on April 25.
TORONTO – Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man 3 is to be super-sized for release on Imax screens internationally, from April 25.
The latest installment of the Tony Stark/Iron Man Marvel franchise will also hit domestic theaters on May 3, simultaneous with the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures roll-out.
By Associated Press on January 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — IMAX Corp. is beginning an initiative to transition museum-based theaters to new laser digital projection, beginning with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
IMAX is announcing plans Tuesday to upgrade the Smithsonian's three theaters in 2014. New technology uses lasers instead of light bulbs to light giant movie screens.
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond says the company invested $50 million to develop laser projection. He says IMAX's roots are in museums, and it aims to keep that business as film becomes obsolete. Digital projection allows museums to show more Hollywood movies.
By Solvej Schou on December 04, 2012
To quote Les Miserables, “I dreamed a dream” that the ambitious movie adaptation of the stage musical would show in IMAX theaters, and it’s happening!
Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the Tom Hooper-directed film, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, and Helena Bonham Carter, among others, will be digitally remastered to begin a limited domestic IMAX run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal the same day as its nationwide domestic release on Dec. 25. The movie will roll out in IMAX theaters internationally starting Jan. 10, 2013.
By Paul Beckett on November 29, 2012
India, of course, is legendary for its voracious appetite for economy-class cinema, as it were. But the Canada-based company, known for its big-screen, high-end movie-going experience, is trying to offer an upgrade.
Until recently, IMAX Corp. offered its services in just two theaters operating in India, in Mumbai and Hyderabad. A month ago, it opened another in Bangalore.
By IMAX on November 28, 2012
Calling all HOBBIT fans! Attend an IMAX midnight show of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to receive an exclusive collector’s series of four character prints (while supplies last). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy of films adapted from the enduringly popular masterpiece, The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien. Find a list of participating theatres below.
By IMAX on November 07, 2012
Select IMAX® 3D theatres will play The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR. A list of theatres is featured below.
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX - Aliso Viejo
AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX - Burbank
AMC Century City 15 & IMAX - Century City
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX - San Diego
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX - Dublin
AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX - Santa Clara
AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX - Del Amo
AMC Aventura 24 ...
By IMAX on October 30, 2012
Rise of the Guardians will be playing in select IMAX 3D theatres beginning November 21, 2012. Click on a theatre below to purchase tickets!
AMC Yorktown 17 & IMAX – Lombard
By Jeremy Kay on October 29, 2012
Leading the way was the UK on a staggering $32.4m (£20.1m) debut from 1,818 screens that left a trail of records in its wake. This was the biggest launch of the year-to-date and the second biggest Friday-to-Sunday debut in history behind the Harry Potter finale. It also set a new Saturday attendance record and beat the opening weekends of Casino Royal and Quantum Of Solace by 76% and 30%, respectively.
007 plundered $9.1m from 834 screens in France (39% ahead of the three-day Casino Royale debut and more than the entire five-day launch, but 15% less ...
By Megan Riesz on October 23, 2012
One location will be in Milton Keynes, UK.
IMAX is to open five theares in Europe with the help of three exhibition partners.
Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group will build one location north of London in Milton Keynes and Pathé Theatres will open three IMAX theatres in the Netherlands, including two in The Hague and Tilburg and one in an undetermined location.
By Kristy Puchko on October 09, 2012
This October marks the fourth year in a row that Paramount Pictures has terrorized audiences with a new entry in their wildly successful found footage franchise Paranormal Activity. Already the series that focuses on the demonic exploits that plague one doomed family has earned more than $575 million worldwide. To be sure their latest installment, Paranormal Activity 4, scores with audiences, Paramount brought back Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (of Catfish fame/infamy), the cheered co-helmers of the surprisingly sharp prequel Paranormal Activity 3, to continue to grow the world of these freaky films. But to give their box office ...
By Andrew Stewart on October 09, 2012
Horror film to be remastered for simultaneous bow
Moviegoers can get scared IMAX-style as the large-format exhibitor is digitally remastering Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 4" with plans to release the film starting Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. -- concurrent with the film's nationwide bow.
Pic marks the second IMAX treatment for the scarer franchise after "Paranormal Activity 2." The four-quel will launch at roughly 300 digital IMAX domestic locations.
By Etan Vlessing on October 04, 2012
The U.S. exhibitor has ordered another 10 screens to bring its commitment to 87 screens in all.
TORONTO - Regal Entertainment has ordered another 10 IMAX theaters to bring an existing joint revenue sharing agreement to 87 screens in all.
“IMAX is a key component in our strategy to offer premium moviegoing experiences to our customers
By Brent Lang on September 25, 2012
"Cloud Atlas," the sprawling science fiction epic from the makers of "The Matrix" trilogy, will unfold on IMAX screens, Warner Bros. said Monday. The film, which features Tom Hanks in a hideous '70s-era comb over and beige turtleneck sweater, as well as Hugo Weaving in drag, tells several interwoven stories of love, hope and rebellion across many eras. It co-stars Halle Berry and Hugh Grant and was directed by the Wachowskis ("The Matrix") and Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run").
"Cloud Atlas" will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX screens and released in the format on select North American screens on Oct ...
By The LA Times Hero Complex Staff on September 24, 2012
Most moviegoers will have to wait until Oct. 5 to get spooked by “Frankenweenie,” but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will get to see Tim Burton’s monster movie homage early Thursday night at our free IMAX screening in Century City. The special screening of the black-and-white, stop-motion animated film will include a Q&A with Oscar winner Martin Landau, who voices Vincent Price-inspired science teacher Mr. Rzykruski, moderated by Hero Complex contributor Rebecca Keegan.
A remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, “Frankenweenie” is about a boy named Victor who loses his dog and ...
By Etan Vlessing on September 24, 2012
The epic tale by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer will be digitally remastered and super-sized for a screening on select North American screens.
TORONTO – An IMAX run is in the cards for Cloud Atlas next month.
The epic drama by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer will be digitally re-mastered and released in select North American IMAX theatres on Oct. 26.
Based on David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel, Cloud Atlas was written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski.
By IB Times Staff Reporter on September 22, 2012
Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited action thriller film "Dhoom 3" will be digitally re-mastered and released in IMAX theatres in India next year.
The third installment of the Dhoom series starring Abhieshk Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif will be the first Indian film to be released in IMAX format across the country and select global locations next year, said YRF and IMAX Corporation in a joint statement.
"Dhoom 3" marks first Indian production to be released in IMAX theatres.
By Justin Chang on September 21, 2012
A black-and-white stop-motion toon that pays loving tribute to Hollywood creature features of yesteryear, this beautifully designed canine-resurrection saga feels, somewhat fittingly, stitched together from stray narrative parts.
The traditional tale of a boy and his dog gets charmingly warped treatment in "Frankenweenie," Tim Burton's latest spooky-fun exercise in animation and reanimation. A black-and-white stop-motion toon that pays loving tribute to Hollywood creature features of yesteryear, this beautifully designed canine-resurrection saga feels, somewhat fittingly, stitched together from stray narrative parts, but nonetheless evinces a level of discipline and artistic coherence missing from the director's recent live-action efforts. Fusing ...
By Priyanka Srivastava on September 20, 2012
If you have loved watching Batman and Spiderman on IMAX, get ready to see Bollywood's superstar Khans in action on the same gigantic screen by next year.
IMAX, the technology that makes movie-watching a larger-than-life experience, is set to tap into the Bollywood and South Indian film market.
The technology has been popular in the West but very few multiplexes offer the facility in India.
'The film-viewing experience can be elevated only when the audience has sufficient theatres and great content.
By Nyay Bhushan on September 20, 2012
The third installment of the hit action franchise will bow in 2013 and will be the first Indian production to also release in IMAX formats.
NEW DELHI – IMAX Corporation and Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films announced that action thriller Dhoom:3 will be the first Indian local language production to be released in the IMAX format.
Produced by YRF's creative head Aditya Chopra and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Dhoom:3 will see the buddy cop franchise's principal leads, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, alongwith new cast members, top actress Katrina Kaif and leading actor Aamir Khan.
By IMAX on September 20, 2012
Exclusively for IMAX fans as part of IMAX’s 12:01 program - those attending the Frankenweenie midnight shows in the first hours of October 5 will receive a limited edition Frankenweenie print using an original sketch by Tim Burton. While supplies last. Find a list of participating theatres below and get your tickets here.
By Aaron Back on September 20, 2012
--IMAX Corp. benefiting from growth in movie-going among the Chinese public
--IMAX signing deals to screen more Chinese films to hedge against blackouts on foreign imports
--Company to increase its number of China screens by 50% this year
BEIJING-IMAX Corp. is benefiting from explosive growth in movie-going in China, and hasn't seen any impact from the wider economic slowdown there, Chief Executive Richard Gelfond said.
At the same time, the company is signing deals to show more Chinese-made films on its giant, high-resolution screens--a hedge against Chinese regulators' practice of imposing blackout periods on screenings of foreign films, Mr ...
By Etan Vlessing on September 19, 2012
Canada's Cinemas Guzzo is to install two giant screens in one of its new multiplexes after a successful summer trial in Montreal.
TORONTO – IMAX is moving ahead with plans to install two of its giant screens in a single multiplex in Canada.
The large format exhibitor expanded its joint venture agreement with Canadian partner Cinemas Guzzo for another three theaters to bring its cross-chain presence to eight screens.
And one of the new venues will have a second IMAX screen installed in the same multiplex.
IMAX and Cinemas Guzzo tested the second-screen concept in Montreal’s Mega-Plex Marche Central ...
By Georg Szalai on September 12, 2012
The large-screen company has been looking to partner on more local-language movie releases with a eye on potentially exporting them to other large markets.
IMAX Corp. and Chinese film studio Huayi Bros. Group on Wednesday unveiled an expansion of their partnership that had started with the theatrical release of Aftershock: The IMAX Experience in 2010.
They will partner on the digital re-mastering of four upcoming Huayi Bros. films in the IMAX format. They will be released in theaters across China throughout the remainder of 2012. The companies also said they have agreed to present an additional three Huayi Bros. films ...
By Richard Gelfond on September 08, 2012
MY parents raised me in a blue-collar neighborhood of Plainview, N.Y., on Long Island. My mother was a homemaker and my father was a furrier, a job that left him unemployed for months at a time, because no one bought fur coats during the summer.
One day I was visiting my father at work, and his supervisor told him that it was time to get back to work. From that day, I decided I wanted to be in control of my own destiny. I began by shining shoes and mowing lawns, then working as a shipping clerk at a ...
By Brian Salisbury on September 04, 2012
Why do we love movies? Why is it an artistic medium that, arguably more so than any other, captures the imaginations of people all across the planet? These are questions that have been plumbed in depth by all manner of film critics and film historians. One slightly newer question worthy of dissection regards the re-releasing of classic films into multiplexes, often in fancier formats than were available upon its initial release. Stalwarts may rattle the sabers of purism and decry the prospect. However, there is an argument to be made that there are some films that would greatly benefit from ...
By Etan Vlessing on September 04, 2012
The Warner Bros. tentpole has taken in $65.1 million domestically, and another $37.3 million internationally, after seven weeks on release.
Giant screen exhibitor IMAX on Tuesday said Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises has crossed the $100 million global box office mark.
The milestone came as Christopher Nolan’s tentpole release screened in 557 IMAX theaters worldwide during seven weeks of release.
That performance came via a $65.1 million in box office receipts from 332 IMAX screens domestically, and another $37.3 million taken in from 225 IMAX screens internationally, including in China where The Dark ...
By Robert Mitchell on September 01, 2012
Dialogue: Topper Andrew Cripps also eyes Middle East and Africa
During nearly 30 years in marketing and distribution, Andrew Cripps has become a leading authority on the business models and cultural nuances unique to every international market. In his new role as president of IMAX Europe, Middle East and Africa, he will apply his experience to expand the IMAX footprint. Cripps discusses his approach in different areas of the EMEA region with Robert Mitchell at IMAX's London offices, and looks at the opportunities offered by new technology and local productions.
Robert Mitchell: What is your key area of focus ...
By Heng Shao on August 28, 2012
Moviemakers aren’t the only ones vying for a piece of China’s booming film market. IMAX has burst into China with its huge screens, going from 22 theaters in 2009 to 240 open or planned today. The mainland is now IMAX’s biggest market after the U.S., where it has 343 theaters.
China figures to become increasingly lucrative for the Canada-based IMAX. In February Beijing raised its limit on foreign films from 20 to 34 a year, and the extra 14 must all be 3-D, animated or IMAX movies. The deal nearly doubles the share of Chinese box-office ...
By Kelsea Stahler on August 15, 2012
As someone who has in her possession an actual Indiana Jones costume and has worn it multiple times, let me just say: this is really, really great news. Director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas have finally decided to take their classic (amazing, life philosophy-inspiring) film Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark back to theaters the right way. No, they're not releasing it in 3-D, they're taking it to IMAX for a Sept. 7 release date. Yeah. As in September 2012. As in next month. It will only run for one week, but there ...
By Matt McDaniel on August 15, 2012
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was one of the biggest Hollywood hits of all time, and next month it will finally be projected on screens gigantic enough to suit it.
It was announced on Tuesday that the first Indiana Jones adventure will have a limited one-week run on giant-sized IMAX theaters across the country starting on September 7. The picture and sound have been digitally re-mastered to look and sound better than they ever have before. The IMAX conversion process was so thorough, it even won over the toughest audience you could imagine: director Steven Spielberg.
In a phone interview ...
By Dave Itzkoff on August 14, 2012
It's the kind of revelation that would melt the face of any die-hard Indiana Jones fan (this time, with joy): "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the 1981 adventure film that introduced that globe-trotting archaeologist, will receive a one-week Imax release next month, Lucasfilm said on Tuesday.
"For me, it's always been the bigger the screen, the better," Steven Spielberg, who directed "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the three subsequent "Indiana Jones" sequels, said Tuesday in a telephone interview. "It's the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and ...
By Etan Vlessing on August 06, 2012
The Indian multiplex pioneer is to install a fifth large format theater in Bangalore, after an earlier four-theater agreement.
TORONTO – Indian cinema chain and multiplex pioneer PVR Cinemas has purchased an IMAX theater for Bangalore, to add to an earlier four-screen deal with the Canadian giant screen exhibitor.
New Delhi-based PVR, which is currently expanding its cinema circuit overall, will open the fifth IMAX screen in March 2013 in Bangalore’s Vega Mall.
The latest agreement follows an earlier March 2011 deal with IMAX for four theaters. Read entire article on The Hollywood Reporter's website.
By Brent Lang on August 05, 2012
In a summer where Hollywood has fielded nearly as many high-priced flops as blockbuster behemoths, one sector of the movie business has remained remarkably consistent – IMAX.
Audiences, particularly fanboys, have remained intensely loyal to its mammoth 70mm screens at a time when theatrical attendance domestically has declined.
Overall, IMAX, which has struggled in the past with the seasonal ups and downs of the movie business has been a more consistent performer. In the most recent quarter IMAX posted revenue growth of 22.7 percent. That outpaces the industry average of 13.4 percent. Profits increased six-fold to $11.1 million ...
By Jill Goldsmith on July 26, 2012
A strong box office buoyed Imax profits as more filmmakers film bigger chunks of their movies for the massive screens, the longest bit so far being 72 minutes of Warner Bros. "The Dark Knight Rises," and two big releases shoot in Imax simultaneously for the first time.
Imax needs to ramp up camera production to meet increased demand, said CEO Richard Gelfond on a conference call Thursday.
"Prometheus" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" used Imax sequences. 2013 highlights include J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel and "Catching Fire," the second "The Hunger Games" installment.
Gelfond began the investor call saluting victims ...
By Robert Mitchell on July 18, 2012
LONDON -- Two days out from release Warner Bros' ''The Dark Knight Rises'' is already setting records in the U.K.
The BFI London IMAX cinema announced Wednesday that the blockbuster has already sold 62,300 tickets at the venue, grossing more than 1 million ($1.57 million) since going on sale five weeks ago.
A total of 43 screenings are now sold out and extra shows are being added.
Advance sales for the new Batman film far surpassed the venue's previous record holder, ''Avatar,'' which sold 47,000 tickets ahead of its December 2009 release.
''The Dark Knight Rises ...
By Lou Lumenick on July 18, 2012
Batman is lured back into action after a lengthy hiatus — to prevent a terrorist from nuking a Gotham City closely resembling the Big Apple — in the imposingly dark and hugely entertaining “The Dark Knight Rises.’’
Superhero movies are perhaps the most predicable genre out there right now (sorry, Marvel fans), but take it from someone who can usually spot plot twists half an hour away: Christopher Nolan’s dramatically and emotionally satisfying wrap-up to the Dark Knight trilogy adroitly avoids clichés and gleefully subverts your expectations at every turn.
Eight years after the end of 2008’s “The Dark ...
By Stuart Kemp on July 18, 2012
LONDON: Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has booked an eye-popping £1 million ($1.5 million) in advance booking at BFI Imax, breaking all previous sales records for the venue.
The venue, operated from Wednesday July 17 by Europe's largest exhibitor Odeon, for the British Film Institute, said there have been over 60,000 tickets bought and 43 shows sold out so far for the Warner Bros. release this week.
The venue said 62,300 tickets have flown off the shelves for the film, grossing £1 million ($1.5 million) two days ahead of the film’s opening ...
By Stephen Kelly on July 17, 2012
He's anti-3D, still shoots on film and believes in using as little CGI as possible -- Christopher Nolan is Hollywood's traditionalist. But for his latest, The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan needed an epic camera to match the scale of his vision for his third Batman film.
"The Imax cameras use 65-millimetre 15-perforation film advanced horizontally through the camera at 24 frames per second," explains David Keighley, Imax's chief quality officer. "The frames are nine times bigger than a traditional 35mm movie frame. For Chris [Nolan] it's the closest you can get to zooming down the road in ...
By MEKADO MURPHY on July 16, 2012
IN 2008 the director Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight,” the second in his trilogy of Batman movies, introduced some audiences to a character not before seen in the franchise, or any studio narrative feature until that time. But that character wasn’t on the screen. It was the screen.
That would be Imax, a vast screen that can be as tall as an eight-story building. Though the name is popularly used to refer to screens, it is primarily a format involving special cameras and large-scale film, and before “Dark Knight” it had been known best for short documentaries about ocean ...
By Todd McCarthy on July 15, 2012
The Bottom Line: A truly grand finale raises Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy to the peak of big-screen comic book adaptations.
The real world threats of terrorism, political anarchy and economic instability make deep incursions into the cinematic comic book domain in The Dark Knight Rises. Big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most massively accomplished this last installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish. Entirely enveloping and at times unnerving in a relevant way one would never have imagined, as a cohesive whole this ranks as the best of ...
By Bruce Kirkland on July 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is now complete with The Dark Knight Rises, a mega-movie with a staggering $250-million budget. This is it, the end, the final time Christian Bale dons the batsuit and sweats under the cowl that so suffocated him on the first film. Never again...
But is it really the end?
"In terms of Chris," Bale says in an exclusive one-on-one interview, "I think he's made it pretty clear -- which is unusual for Chris -- that this would be the last one. And I'm really the wrong person to ask because it's never ...
By John Halecky on July 10, 2012
The kind folks over at IMAX have given us the exclusive IMAX 12:01 poster premiere for The Dark Knight Rises, opening in theaters Fri., July 20th. Exclusively for IMAX fans – those attending The Dark Knight Rises IMAX midnight shows in the first hours of July 20th will receive this exclusive, limited edition print featuring Gotham City’s newest super villain, “BANE” (Tom Hardy). Read more on Fandango.com
By IMAX on July 10, 2012
All attendees of the IMAX 12:01 midnight show of The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience on July 20th (the evening of July 19th) will receive a limited edition IMAX-exclusive print featuring Bane! Find a list of participating theatres below and get your tickets here.
By IMAX on July 09, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Columbia Pictures today announced that The Amazing Spider-Man™ generated approximately $24 million in 444 IMAX® theatres worldwide since the film's global release on June 27. Domestically, the film grossed approximately $14.3 million in 307 IMAX theatres since its debut on July 3. Internationally, the film has grossed approximately $10 million in 137 IMAX theatres since its launch on June 27, when 76 IMAX theatres began showing the film. "We were pleased to be part of the re-imagination of this franchise, which resonated particularly well with IMAX fans," said Greg Foster, Chairman ...
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond and EMEA President Andrew Cripps talk to Wendy Mitchell about their blockbuster summer
By Wendy Mitchell on June 29, 2012
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond and new EMEA president Andrew Cripps talk to Wendy Mitchell about their blockbuster summer ahead and the international territories that could see the most growth.
It is good to have fans in high places. IMAX heads into its biggest summer in history helped in part by Christopher Nolan shooting more than an hour of The Dark Knight Rises in the IMAX format. “Chris is unto himself the lead fanboy for the IMAX network,” IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond says. “He is so driven by quality and presentation. He’s said it allows the audience to see his ...
By IMAX on June 26, 2012
All who attend the IMAX 3D midnight show of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3rd (the evening of July 2nd) will receive a limited edition IMAX print from Mondo exclusive to the 12:01 show! Find a list of participating theatres below and get your tickets here.
By Ethan Anderton on June 13, 2012
Following in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan and Brad Bird, director Francis Lawrence is planning to utilize the big big screen for the anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. THR reports Lawrence will use IMAX cameras to shoot some scenes in the second installment of the film franchise based on the bestselling young adult novels by Suzanne Collins. After the film made an impressive but limited IMAX run in March, and a return in April, it's no surprise Lionsgate wants to take full advantage this time, and shooting in the large format is a way to guarantee people ...
By Etan Vlessing on June 12, 2012
The Nova Scotia-based Canadian cinema chain has acquired two more large format theaters from Imax, the first to open in Kingston, Ontario, in December 2012 and the second in Edmonton, Alberta, in May 2013. The latest deal brings the number of Imax screens scheduled to open in the Empire Theaters circuit to seven, and the number of giant screen theaters to open in Canada to 34. Read more on TheHollywoodReporter.com
By IMAX on June 01, 2012
All who attend the IMAX 3D midnight show of Prometheus on June 8th (the evening of June 7th) will receive a limited edition IMAX print exclusive to the 12:01 show! Find a list of participating theatres below and get your tickets here.
By Andreas Wiseman on June 01, 2012
Quebecois chain is first venue to offer two IMAX screens; facilitates dual language screenings and ticket demand on blockbuster opening weekends. IMAX is extending its partnership with Québécois cinema chain Cinemas Guzzo for an additional IMAX theatre system at the Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 in Montreal, scheduled to open in July. The deal marks the first time a multiplex will house two IMAX screens in the same venue.The agreement brings Cinemas Guzzo’s total IMAX commitment to five screens under joint revenue sharing arrangements and brings the number of commercial theatres open or contracted to open in Canada to ...
By Etan Vlessing on June 01, 2012
IMAX on Wednesday said Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black 3 posted a record Memorial Day opening weekend as it grossed $12.7 million in box office after a digitally remastered version screened in 474 of its theaters worldwide. Read more on Variety.com
By Dave McNary on May 24, 2012
IMAX and Lionsgate have announced that Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" will be released in China in 67 IMAX digital theatres in June. Read more on Variety.com
By Marvel on May 23, 2012
Fans who head out to see "Men in Black III" in IMAX 3D starting this Friday, May 25 will get a special sneak peak at "The Amazing Spider-Man" in theaters and IMAX 3D July 3! Read more on Marvel.com
By Etan Vlessing on May 22, 2012
Columbia's alien adventure flick "Men in Black III" will open in 474 IMAX theaters worldwide this Friday, simultaneous with a North American wide release. The Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones- starrer will be released domestically in 278 theaters, and in another 196 IMAX theaters internationally. Read more on HollywoodReporter.com
By John Liberty on May 16, 2012
Celebration! Cinema posted today a time-lapse video of the installation of the new IMAX Theater at Celebration! Crossroads in Portage.The Grand Rapids-based company plans to hold the grand opening of the 42-foot-tall by 64-foot-wide screen on May 25 with "Men In Black 3," said vice president of marketing Steve VanWagoner. He said today the theater is undergoing sound adjustments, finishing the floor and installing seats.VanWagoner said he hopes to show "Marvel's The Avengers" this weekend, but it's not a guarantee. "We're hoping for this weekend, but if it doesn't happen, it could be Monday ...
By IMAX on April 26, 2012
IMAX Corporation today reported first quarter 2012 revenues of $55.6 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's Credit Facility of $16.4 million, adjusted net income of $4.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, and reported net income of $2.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share. In the first quarter of 2012, the Company incurred a charge of $0.7 million to enable certain theatres to play movies, such as The Dark Knight Rises, in either digital or analog format. For reconciliations of adjusted net income to reported net income and ...
By IMAX on April 20, 2012
A polar bear and her cubs are the stars of 'To the Arctic'
Father-son filmmakers Greg and Shaun MacGillivray head to the Arctic for an Imax documentary on temperature changes and turn the spotlight on a polar bear family.>
By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2012
Polar bears tend to be camera shy, which caused problems for the filmmakers of the newWarner Bros./Imax adventure"To the Arctic,"opening Friday.
The 40-minute 3-D documentary examines extreme temperature changes in the Arctic, which has led to the permanent ice pack melting quickly and endangering the existence of animals such ...
By IMAX on April 20, 2012
April 20, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that due to overwhelming demand, The Hunger Games will return to more than 100 IMAX® digital theatres across North America on April 27. The film will play for a one-week special return engagement through May 3. The Hunger Games has grossed over $533 million globally since its launch on March 23, including $13.2 million generated from IMAX theatres in its original one week run.“It’s wonderful that so many fans have expressed interest in seeing The Hunger Games in the immersive IMAX format ...
By IMAX on March 28, 2012
MAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that the limited release of The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience grossed $10.6 million in IMAX® theatres worldwide during its three-day opening weekend beginning March 23. Domestically, the film grossed $152.5 million, of which $10.2 million was generated in 268 IMAX theatres for a per-screen average of $38,000. The results mark an IMAX domestic box office opening weekend record for a digital-only release and for a non-sequel 2D release. "The reaction to the The Hunger Games has been remarkable and we’re thrilled that ...
By IMAX on March 13, 2012
Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox announced today that James Cameron's Oscar®-winningfilm, Titanic will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released for a limited engagement in 149 select IMAX® theatres worldwide. Titanic will open in 79 domestic IMAX theatres simultaneous with the film's wide release on April 4, 2012 and a total of 70 international IMAX theatres, 63 of which will open on April 4. Additional international playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed. Since its initial release on Dec. 19, 1997, Titanic has grossed $1.8 billion globally and remains ...
By IMAX on March 08, 2012
IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that Prometheus, the summer's scariest action event picture and director Ridley Scott's return to the genre he helped define, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital and film theatres domestically and in a select number of IMAX theatres internationally, starting June 8, 2012. Sir Ridley directs and produces the film, which is written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. Prometheus: An IMAX 3D Experience features a stellar international cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and ...
By IMAX on March 06, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Tim Burton's stop-motion, animated film, Frankenweenie will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital theatres worldwide day-and-date on Oct. 5, 2012. The film marks the first black and white Hollywood feature and first stop-motion animated movie to be presented in IMAX. From Disney and directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience features the voices of Catherine O'Hara,Martin Short and Winona Ryder. The film is a remake of the live-action short directed by Tim Burton ...
UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT’S DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX COMES TO LIFE IN IMAX® THEATRES
By IMAX on February 28, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Universal Pictures today announced that the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format on Friday, Mar. 2. The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and features the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will open in 269 IMAX® digital theatres domestically, simultaneous with the film’s North American wide release. The animated adventure will also open in seven IMAX® digital theatres internationally, with additional runs debuting over the ...
Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment to Release the James Bond Film SKYFALL in IMAX® Theatres
By IMAX on February 22, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the long-awaited next chapter in the famed James Bond franchise, SKYFALL, will be released in IMAX® theatres simultaneously with the film's international release on Oct. 26, and its domestic release on Nov. 9, 2012. This is the first IMAX installment of the iconic Bond film franchise. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter ...
By IMAX on February 01, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, the first installment of the trilogy based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® digital theatres in North America day-and-date on Friday, March 23, 2012. The film will have a limited one week engagement in IMAX theatres. Written and directed by Gary Ross and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik, The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience stars Academy-award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson ...
By IMAX on January 31, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – Jan. 31, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the epic super hero adventure Marvel’s The Avengers will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital theatres worldwide day-and-date on May 4, 2012.
Marvel’s The Avengers, based on the well-known Marvel comic book series, is written and directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.
Distributed by The Walt Disney Studios, Marvel’s The ...
By IMAX on January 23, 2012
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep will narrate To The Arctic 3D. The film will be released exclusively to select IMAX® theatres starting April 20, 2012. To The Arctic 3D, from two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins), is the first co-production from Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Corporation, following the companies’ strategic alliance announced late last year. An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival ...
Paramount's Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol Generates More Than $46 Million in IMAX Theatres Globally Since Early IMAX Previews Film to Arrive in IMAX Theatres Across China in January
By IMAX on January 03, 2012
Los Angeles – Jan. 3, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures today announced that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience, has grossed $46.1 million in IMAX® theatres worldwide since the film began its early IMAX previews through Monday, January 2, 2012. The film has generated approximately $33.1 million domestically and approximately $13.0 million internationally in IMAX theatres. For the four day weekend, the film generated approximately $6.1 million domestically in IMAX theatres and generated approximately $2.7 million internationally in IMAX theatres. To date, the film has an overall gross of $367 ...
By IMAX on December 20, 2011
Los Angeles – Dec. 20, 2011 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures today announced that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience, earned approximately $14 million at the box office in IMAX® theatres worldwide during its opening weekend. Domestically, the film generated $10.5 million on 300 IMAX screens, for an IMAX per-screen average of $35,000. Internationally, it generated $3.4 million on 89 IMAX screens, for an IMAX per-screen average of $38,200. The film surpassed the previous December opening box office records set by Tron: Legacy. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience is set ...
By IMAX on December 16, 2011
The critics are raving about Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience! In IMAX theatres now! See below...
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (by Peter Travers)
"See it in IMAX, and you're in for an action adrenaline rush that keeps you on the edge of your seat eager for the next visual astonishment."
The Huffington Post
"Of course, if you have the opportunity to see this in an IMAX theater, don't even think about seeing it in a regular 35mm auditorium. There ...
By IMAX on December 06, 2011
The Dark Knight Rises prologue will play before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol EXCLUSIVELY in select 15/70mm IMAX® film theatres beginning December 16th. Find a list of locations here.
By IMAX on December 05, 2011
John Carter director Andrew Stanton greets IMAX fans in an introduction to the new trailer!
By Anissa Ford on November 18, 2011
Happy Feet 2 is out just days ahead of Jim Henson's Muppets movie premiere next week. The Muppets made their publicity rounds on Good Morning America yesterday with Chef Emeril and the rest of the GMA Crew. But today Happy Feet 2 and its new story hit theaters. The sequel to "Happy Feet," the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, "Happy Feet Two" returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty ...
By Nyay Bhushan on November 10, 2011
NEW DELHI – Tom Cruise is on a very possible mission to visit India in early December for the premiere of Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol.The fourth installment of the successful action franchise is being distributed in India by joint venture Viacom18 Motion Pictures that handles Paramount titles here. A Viacom18 spokesperson confirmed that Cruise was slated to visit Mumbai to promote the film. The film's India connection is further enhanced with Ghost Protocol featuring an appearance by veteran Bollywood star Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, 24). As a build-up to the film's premiere, about 20 minutes of the ...
By IMAX on November 01, 2011
Several lucky folks were treated to some sneak IMAX footage from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. See what they had to say:
Mr. Beaks Has Seen Two IMAX Scenes From Brad Bird's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL!
"I don't know how this will play on a regular theater screen, but in IMAX, this sequence feels like an instant classic." Read More
New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Trailer & Footage Screened! (by Ryan Turek)
"...hair-raising stuff, folks, let me tell you." Read More
Tom Cruise Defies Gravity And More From Our Mission: Impossible 4 IMAX Preview (by ...
By IMAX on October 19, 2011
Check out the following reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, opening in select international territories beginning 10/26. Opening date in North America is 12/21. See below...
The Hollywood Reporter
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn: Film Review (By Jordan Mintzer)
"Steven Spielberg brings the slightly antique world of the famed European comic-book series to splendid, action-filled life as only he can." Read More
Empire's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Film Review (Ian Nathan)
"Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical: Hergé thought Spielberg the only ...
By Jaye Stone on October 03, 2011
In this Imax film, a rebuilt steam locomotive chugs eastward from Vancouver, as we learn about the improbable project to build a railway across Canada. The history lesson is interrupted by spectacular scenery and a few thrilling sequences from the front of the engine. The story of the trans-Canada railroad has been told many times, but there's a special lift in watching it from the front of old 2816, a class H1b Hudson-type locomotive. Back in the 1930s, 2816 pulled passenger trains between Winnipeg and Calgary. Since 2001, it's been re-named the Empress and tours Canada as a ...
By IMAX on September 26, 2011
LOS ANGELES, IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) today announced their intention to form a long-term content alliance. The companies also said they are exploring a broader alliance that may include marketing, distribution and co-financing efforts to support institutional IMAX exhibitors with a steady flow of the highest-quality large-format documentaries. Under the partnership agreement, which is subject to final documentation and approvals, the first new film will be the 2012 release of To the Arctic 3D - a MacGillivray Freeman Films, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX co-production. The film, to be distributed exclusively to IMAX(R) theatres, is an extraordinary ...
By IMAX on September 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the action comedy Men in Black(TM) 3 will be released to IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 25, 2012. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Men in Black 3 is the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in black in Men in Black 3. Directed by
Barry Sonnenfeld from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham, the ...
By Joshua L. Weinstein on September 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - In case "Men in Black 3" wasn't big enough, Sony's making it even bigger: The studio will release its big-budget 3D feature in IMAX, it announced Monday. In a written statement, Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said that releasing the movie in IMAX 3D "signals an event release."It's the first "Men in Black" film to be released on IMAX. "Men in Black 3," starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be released May 25, 2012. Read more on reuters.com...
By IMAX on September 09, 2011
Moscow, Sept. 9, 2011 – IMAX Corporation announced an expansion to its existing agreement with Kinomax for a new digital IMAX® theatre in Moscow, scheduled to open in 2013.
In June, IMAX announced an agreement with Kinomax to open three new IMAX theatres in Astrakhan, Ryazan and Tomsk. Today’s announcement means that IMAX is poised to have five theatres in operation with three under development in Moscow.
"We are pleased to extend our partnership with Kinomax in this very important region," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "Russia and the CIS comprise our third fastest-growing market worldwide and we are ...
By David Germain on September 06, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood disaster movie typically comes with quakes, asteroids, tornadoes or aliens ripping the planet to shreds and manly heroes tossing around wisecracks as they carry out impossible deeds to save the world. Yet Steven Soderbergh figured the more authentic a potential apocalypse feels, the scarier it becomes. Opening Friday at U.S. theaters, Soderbergh's "Contagion" lays out a terrifying scenario — the swift spread of a deadly new virus around the globe — with a mix of personal drama and merciless realism that makes it both riveting and foreboding. From the start, director Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott ...
By Nicole Sperling on September 01, 2011
When Warner Bros. Pictures premieres Steven Soderbergh's globe-trotting virus drama "Contagion" Sunday at the Venice Film Festival, it will be launching a campaign for a movie that shares many attributes with the studio's hit from fall 2010: Ben Affleck's "The Town," which also made its debut at the starry European fest. Despite very different subject matters, "The Town" (starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner) and "Contagion" are both accessible dramas with strong ensemble casts. Plus, "Contagion" (which stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet, among others) also boasts that critical quality of certain fall releases: strong commercial ...
IMAX reached a second multiple-theater deal in 2011 with Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema for eastern China.
By Etan Vlessing on August 26, 2011
IMAX on Thursday signed a deal with Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema Development Co. to double the Chinese exhibitor's stable of digital theatres to eight. IMAX and Blue inked a deal for another four theaters, which follows an earlier February 2011 deal that saw the Chinese exhibitor launch a super-sized IMAX theater in Suzhou Xinsu Tiandi International's Cineplex at Xinsu Plaza and in another three Blue Ocean-branded multiplexes in Kunming, Taizhou and in Xuzhou, in Jiangsu province. Read more on hollywoodreporter.com
By Rob Boffard on August 23, 2011
"I could teach you how to do this in an hour," says Jim Warburton. We're in the projection room of the Odeon IMAX 3D cinema in Greenwich. Warburton is standing next to two massive, air-cooled projectors, currently beaming the new Harry Potter film onto the massive screen.Warburton is big, burly man, a former milkman and supermarket cashier who has worked as a projectionist for the past four years. He's demonstrating how to use a touchscreen PC to cue up ads, trailers and the film itself. It looks deceptively simple - all he has to do is line everything ...
Paramount Pictures' 3-D Movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon Launches Back Into IMAX(R) Theatres for Extended Two-Week Run; Film Grosses $1,095 Billion to Date
By IMAX on August 23, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the blockbuster Transformers franchise, is returning to 246 IMAX(R) domestic locations for an extended two-week run from Friday, Aug. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 8. During those two weeks, the 3-D film will play simultaneously with other films in the IMAX network. Since its launch on June 29, Transformers: Dark of the Moon has grossed $1,095 billion globally, with $59.6 million generated from IMAX theatres globally. "The fans have spoken ...
By Patrick McD on August 22, 2011
CHICAGO – With the tenth anniversary of September 11th on the horizon, “Rescue 3D” is a nice reminder of the first responders who step into the disasters, and the film itself is an incredible use of the 3D technology, best utilized on the IMAX screen. The documentary profiles four “rescue” operatives, covering the land (firefighter), sea (naval vessel) and air (pilots) as they go about the endless hours of training for the just-in-case scenario. The technology of 3D is a literal front row seat to this action, with the “popping out of the screen’ effect finally utilized in a way to ...
By James Martin on August 22, 2011
Filmmaker Sean Casey has been chasing tornadoes for more than a decade. And it takes one tough ride to get in and out of the violent storms safely. We met up with the storm chaser this week at The Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif., where his IMAX film, Tornado Alley, opens today. Driving directly into violent storms with an Imax camera, Casey attempts to document a high-definition view of a direct hit from an F3 tornado, giving moviegoers a large-format view of one of nature's most violent displays. (F3 tornadoes are considered severe and characterize a storm with ...
By Kevin Jagernauth on August 22, 2011
While Tsui Hark certainly has his fans around the world, for us, we’re mostly waiting for him to make something to match the inspired audacity of 2000’s “Time And Tide.” As anyone who has seen that movie knows, it’s a ridiculously awesome and totally bonkers action flick that still has some of its setpieces seared into our brain (the shootout between guys scaling two tenement buildings anyone?). Everything since has been kind of disappointing, just lacking the sheer balls-out verve of that flick. Read More on blogs.indywire.net...
By Etan Vlessing on August 18, 2011
TORONTO -- Imax Corp. on Wednesday said it will super-size the $35 million epic Flying Swords of Dragon Gate from China’s Bona Film Group, ahead of a Christmas release. Flying Swords comes from director Tsui Hark, with Jet Li in the lead. IMAX will digitally re-master the 3D martial arts movie into its own 3D format, for release to IMAX theatres in China day-and-date in December 2011. Flying Swords will be the first Chinese-language project to be released in Imax 3D, and the third Chinese language movie released by IMAX. Read More on HollywoodReporter.com...
By Scott Bowles on August 18, 2011
George Miller wasn't looking to make back-to-back cartoons about the environmentally fragile residents of Antarctica. But Mother Nature can be a wicked executive producer, Miller has learned. "I was all set to do another Mad Max in Australia," he says. "And it kept raining. And raining. And raining. After about 12 months, we decided to do Happy Feet Two instead." Miller, a chameleon director whose credits include the Mad Max series, the Babe franchise and now the Happy Feet story, says he plans to return to the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max when he's done with the pre-apocalyptic ...
By Michael Rechtshaffen on August 17, 2011
HOLLYWOOD - It's full speed ahead for Tom Cruise. Looking to reactivate his career with the Dec. 21 release of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Cruise has been keeping busy these days, what with his big-screen singing debut in the rock musical, Rock of Ages, currently shooting and due out next summer. Then he'll be returning to action mode with One Shot, a crime drama in the A Few Good Men mode in which he'd play an ex-military cop investigating a homicide case that's expected to start shooting this fall. Read More on Torontosun.com...
3net - the 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery and IMAX - and Red Bull Media House North America Bring Red Bull's Iconic Sports and Entertainment Events to 3D Television for the First Time Ever
By 3Net on August 17, 2011
CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, and innovative content producer Red Bull Media House North America (RBMH NA), have partnered to bring Red Bull's compelling programming derived from its strong brand, sports and culture events, and athletes to U.S. television audiences in 3D for the first time ever. The partnership was announced today by Tom Cosgrove, President and CEO of 3net and Werner Brell, Red Bull Media House North America. Read More on PRNewswire.com...
By Herald News Services on August 16, 2011
Ticket sales for 3-D movies more than doubled to $6.1 billion worldwide last year, driven by demand outside North America, IHS Inc. said. Markets other than North America generated $3.9 billion, or 64 per cent, of the revenue, an increase from 54 per cent the previous year, the Englewood, Colo. research company said Friday in a statement. The global total rose from $2.5 billion in 2009, IHS said. International sales have become increasingly important for three-dimensional movies. Sales in the U.S., the biggest market for the films, were 33 per cent of the total last year ...
Harry Potter 7 Pt. 2 and Transformers 3 Lead IMAX B.O. to $120 million Quarter-to-Date through Aug. 14
By IMAX on August 15, 2011
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience and Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience continue to propel IMAX's third quarter box office. Through August 14, 2011, these titles, along with several other titles playing in the IMAX network have generated approximately $120 million of gross box office worldwide to date.
By IMAX on August 15, 2011
With actuals being reported for the weekend ended August 14, IMAX theatres generated approximately $5.5 million of box office globally, ~$2.5 million domestically and ~$3 million internationally, which included:
- approximately $2.2 million of box office from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience ($1.1 million domestic, $1.1 million international);
- approximately $1.4 million domestically from Final Destination 5: An IMAX 3D Experience;
- approximately $1.3 million internationally from Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience; and
- approximately $600,000 from various other titles playing across the IMAX international ...
By IMAX on August 10, 2011
SEOUL, Korea – August 10, 2011 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and CJ Entertainment, a leading Korean film production and distribution company, today announced that the IMAX release of the underwater action thriller Sector 7 contributed approximately $511,000 to the gross box office of the film’s overall opening weekend box office of $11.6 million and was the top-grossing movie of the weekend in Korea. Sector 7 generated approximately $51,000 per screen on 10 IMAX screens, for a per screen average that was roughly 3.6 times that of other screens. The film, which was digitally remastered ...
By Lindsay Powers on August 09, 2011
The first casualty of The Dark Knight Rises set? An expensive IMAX camera. Anne Hathaway's stunt double smashed a camera on the Pittsburgh set Monday. Read More on HollywoodReporter.com
By David Weiner on August 09, 2011
Like a phoenix from the flame, a hooded, incognito Tom Cruise emerges from the fiery ashes in this new shot from 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.' Get a first look! Tom's Ethan Hunt is joined by a new IMF team (Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg) in 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol' as they face their most impossible mission yet. Read More on TheInsider.com
By Joshua L. Weinstein on August 09, 2011
Disney's "John Carter" will be released in IMAX 3D on March 9, 2012, along with its worldwide release, the studio announced Monday. The movie is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, and is about a former military captain who finds himself transported to Mars "where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions among the inhabitants of the planet," according to the studio. Read More on TheWrap.com
By Etan Vlessing on August 04, 2011
Final Destination 5 will be rolled out on 223 domestic and international 3D digital screens, day-and-date with the film's worldwide release on Aug. 12, Imax reported Thursday.
The tentpole is the latest addition to Imax’s 2011 film slate, which underwhelmed in the first half of the year, but has picked up after Transformers 2 performed and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, also from Warner Bros., broke opening weekend box office records. Read More on HollywoodReporter.com
3net - the 24/7 3D Network from Discovery, Sony and IMAX - Extends Discovery Channel's Iconic 'Shark Week' Telecast with a 'SHARKS 3D' 24-hour Marathon Event
By IMAX on August 01, 2011
3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Discovery, Sony and IMAX will bring an "added dimension" to cap off Shark Week, the ultimate summertime ritual and cable television's longest-running programming event, with the world television premiere of SHARKS 3D on Sunday, August 7 (9PM ET/PT). 3net's 24-hour marathon 3D event kicks-off at the conclusion of Shark Week on Discovery Channel, offering viewers an extended stay in the water with these fascinating creatures. Hosted by famed explorer and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau, SHARKS 3D takes viewers on a breathtaking underwater voyage to experience the most advanced ...
By Daniel Frankel on August 01, 2011
Continuing its record-breaking run, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series—and just the ninth film in cinema history—to reach that benchmark. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek. Adding to the records already achieved, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” tied the record for the fastest climb to $1 billion. The finale of the blockbuster motion picture franchise crossed the billion dollar ...
By Brent Lang on July 29, 2011
IMAX and Sony are releasing "The Amazing Spider-Man" in IMAX 3D, the companies announced on Tuesday. The film's really big screen debut will coincide with the superhero reboot's worldwide release on July 3, 2012.The last two installments of the franchise were also released in IMAX, but this is the first film in the series to get the 3D treatment. The IMAX release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" will be digitally re-mastered. Read More on TheWrap.com...
By IMAX on July 29, 2011
The Hero Complex Screening Series – Presented by IMAX continued last week with a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in IMAX 3D. Watch director David Yates talk about joining the crew in this piece from the post-screening Q & A. Read More on LATIMES.com...
Hear about Alan Rickman’s performance as Severus Snape from Deathly Hallows – Part 2 director David Yates in the Q & A from the LA Times Hero Complex Screening - Presented by IMAX. Read More on LATIMES.com
Learn what director David Yates saw as his biggest challenge with Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in ...
By IMAX on July 25, 2011
This weekend, Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience set a record for the launch of a U.S. movie in China, generating $3.7 million of box office on 31 screens, for a per screen average of $120,000. This beats the prior per screen average record set by Avatar of $97,400. To date, the film has generated $45.5 million in IMAX box office worldwide, surpassing the $44 million of box office generated by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience, with theatres in Japan still to open.
By IMAX.com on July 19, 2011
The Dark Knight Rises is in IMAX July 20, 2012. Read more on IMAX.com...
By IMAX on July 19, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience opens to a record $23.2 million in global IMAX box office. The film generated $15.2 million in domestic IMAX theatres and $8 million in international IMAX theatres.
By Hugh Hart on July 15, 2011
The most ironic aspect of 3-D moviemaking jumps into the foreground with the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Depth-of-field works most effectively when you hardly notice it. For the final film in the Potter series, which opens Friday, director David Yates and his team exercised restraint throughout. The result? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is 3-D done right. IMAX Senior VP of Film Production Hugh Murray, who supervised the Hallows 3-D conversion, explained the filmmakers’ strategy in an e-mail to Wired.com.“David’s guiding aesthetic was that a 3-D film should ...
By Christina Warren on July 15, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 took in $43.5 million at the midnight box office in North America — the biggest midnight opening of all time. Potter earned almost 50% more than previous midnight champion, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned $30 million from midnight shows when it was released in June 2010. The Harry Potter franchise is estimated to be the most profitable film franchise ever. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the eighth and final film has already grossed more than $100 million at the worldwide box office. If momentum keeps rising, this may be the biggest ...
By Sean O'Connell on July 12, 2011
IMAX Corporation, DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures International announced that Jon Favreau’s upcoming sci-fi adventure “Cowboys & Aliens” will open in select international digital IMAX theaters day-and-date with each territory’s release date, beginning in August. “We are delighted to be able to offer international audiences the opportunity to experience the amazing visuals and spectacle of Cowboys and Aliens in IMAX,” said Andrew Cripps, President of Paramount Pictures International. “This release marks the continuation of the fantastic relationship we have with IMAX and we are thrilled that fans will have the ability to experience it this way.” Read More on ...
By Carolyn Giardina on July 01, 2011
The haters may accuse Transformers: Dark of the Moon of being too noisy, but sound re-recording mixer Greg P. Russell, a 14-time Oscar nominee, tells the Hollywood Reporter that the movie is “the most ambitious” sound mix he has ever worked on. In fact, director Michael Bay didn’t just settle for innovative 3D photography, he also insisted on a cutting edge sound experience. Russell -- along with re-recording mixers Gary Summers and Jeffrey J. Haboush -- used the new Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and moviegoers can hear the results for themselves. Read More on hollywoodreporter.com...
By IMAX on June 29, 2011
Check out the new Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol trailer on IMAX.com Opening in IMAX on 12/16, the movie will feature scenes shot with IMAX cameras. Only in IMAX will these scenes expand to reveal even more detail and highlight the explosive action. Can’t wait until December? See the trailer at your local IMAX theatre where it’s playing with Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience.
By Scott Bowles on June 29, 2011
About five years ago, Shia LaBeouf stormed the offices of Michael Bay, planning to rip the director's head off. The actor, then 20, had just auditioned for Bay's action opus Transformers and thought he nailed it. Bay seemed delighted when LaBeouf ad-libbed lines as the two made up their own bot-dialogue. Weeks passed, and no offer. Worse, word had spread among actors that Bay was using LaBeouf's lines to audition other actors. "I said, 'Dude, you're ripping me off,'" LaBeouf recalls. "He said he had other actors he liked, especially this guy in Canada. I was ...
By Drew McWeeny on June 28, 2011
Let's start with this: for the first time since "Avatar," I am going to recommend that you find the biggest and best 3D theater you can find and buy yourself a ticket, because "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon," especially seen in IMAX 3D, is an overwhelming sensory experience. The sound mix alone is more exciting than anything in the billion-dollar-bore of "Pirates 4." This is gigantic action we've never seen before, and Bay's reaction to shooting and cutting his film for 3D is to get better at what he does. It raised his game, and as a ...
By IMAX on June 28, 2011
Cars 2: An IMAX 3D Experience opened on June 24th and generated $3 million in global box office in its opening weekend. The film grossed $2 million domestically and $1 million internationally.
By IMAX on June 27, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2: An IMAX 3D Experience has generated approximately $8 million in international gross box office to date.
By IMAX on June 27, 2011
Super 8: The IMAX Experience has generated approximately $10 million in worldwide gross box office to date. The film has grossed ~$9 million in domestic IMAX theatres and ~$1 million in approximately 35 international IMAX theatres to date.
By IMAX on June 24, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience has reached $40 million in worldwide gross box office. The film has generated approximately $22 million in international theatres and $18 million in domestic theatres.
By Daniel Terdiman on June 21, 2011
EMERYVILLE, Calif.--We all know what the reflections off cars or the roiling of the ocean are supposed to look like. So if you are tempted to believe that what you'll see in "Cars 2" proves that Pixar has made its first live-action film, think again.
This is the hit-making studio that breaks new technological ground with most of its new films, and "Cars 2," which opens Friday, is no exception. Where its technicians applied real physics to the escape of thousands of balloons in "Up," or true lighting effects to the rolling and pitching of plastic garbage bags ...
By THR Staff on June 21, 2011
Paramount has set June 28 as the opening date for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which will screen exclusively at 3D and IMAX-equipped locations nationwide.
“Michael Bay has created an incredibly engaging and immersive 3D experience with this latest movie, one that will undoubtedly be among the most entertaining movie going experiences of the summer,” said Paramount’s vice chairman Rob Moore. “Providing fans an opportunity to see it early in 3D is a great way to kick off the movie’s opening.” Read More On Hollywood Reporter.com...
By John Halecky on June 15, 2011
Just in time for today's lunar eclipse, the kind folks over at IMAX/Paramount have given us the exclusive IMAX 3D poster premiere for the latest Transformers installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon An IMAX 3D Experience, opening June 29th. In the poster, Optimus Prime does not look too happy. The third movie in the franchise brings back Shia LaBeouf alongside newcomer and Victoria's Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as his love interest. Lucky Shia! Read More on Fandango.com...
By Patrick Frater on June 15, 2011
The biggest Chinese film of the summer is literally that, the biggest, thanks to its simultaneous release on conventional and IMAX screens. Beginning Of The Great Revival (previously known as Birth of a Party), a big budget propaganda film timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China, was released today in several thousand cinemas across the country. Directed by Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin, the film was made conventionally and converted into IMAX, where it now plays on 20 of the 24 commercial screens in China. As such it is only the second non-English language ...
By Peter Sciretta on June 14, 2011
Over the weekend I attended a discussion between director JJ Abrams and composer Michael Giacchino held at the Hammer Museum. For those of you reading this that live in Los Angeles, note that Hammer holds simular events on a regular basis and tickets are free (first come first serve, which means waiting in line for an hour or two).
The entire hour and a half discussion will go online later this week hopefully, and I’ll post it on the site when it does. Nothing insanely newsworthy came from the discussion, but JJ did speak briefly about how Brad Bird ...
By Kate Ward on June 14, 2011
The one-sheets for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 thus far have been exciting, bleak, and awesome all at once. Not to mention inclusive — so far, we’ve seen posters with our leads and some of our favorite supporting characters at Hogwarts. (Click here to see even Maggie Smith’s Minerva McGonagall as an action star.)
Now, EW has the exclusive on the latest Deathly Hallows poster, which, this time around, features the franchise’s three stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Looking at this fiery poster, it’s hard to believe that all will be ...
'Super 8' In IMAX: Will you be seeing J.J. Abrams' retro sci-fi opus on the big screen or REALLY BIG screen?
By Jeff Jensen on June 10, 2011
Super 8 — which has become something of an obsession here at EW.com, as our recent bevy of posts on the film can attest — opens throughout the day on 325 screens in North America as part of a sneak preview push organized by Paramount Pictures and Twitter. The slate of showings is also a big deal for IMAX, which is hosting the majority of these previews: Never before has the exhibitor effectively opened a movie on this many of its locations.
“We have been talking for some time the notion about having a release window this early,” says Greg Foster ...
J.J. Abrams Talks SUPER 8, the Viral Campaign, Amblin, Easter Eggs, STAR TREK 2, and Reveals Leonard Nimoy is in SUPER 8
By Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub on June 07, 2011
With writer-director J.J. Abrams Super 8 opening next week, I was recently able to interview him in London for our partners at Omelete. While Abrams likes to keep his films under wraps while they’re in production, by now you know Super 8 takes place in the summer of 1979 and it’s about a group of friends that discovers something not from this world while making a super 8 film. Mix in that it’s produced by Steven Spielberg, uses his Amblin logo (which should clue you into what kind of movie this is), and you’re got ...
By IMAX on June 02, 2011
Thor: An IMAX 3D Experience has generated $11.4 million in domestic gross box office and $6.0 million internationally through June 1, 2011, for a worldwide cume of $17.4 million.
By IMAX on June 02, 2011
Fast Five: The IMAX Experience has grossed $12 million in IMAX theatres worldwide, $11 million domestically and $1 million overseas, through June 1, 2011.
By Warner Bros. Pictures on May 19, 2011
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
Filming will take place on three continents, with an all-star cast working under the direction of Christopher Nolan.
BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and ...
By IMAX on May 13, 2011
The Hero Complex Screening- Presented by IMAX kicked off last week with a screening of Thor in IMAX 3D, followed by a Q&A with Kenneth Branagh and Chris Hemsworth. Didn't catch the screening? You can watch a video of Geoff Boucher moderating the Q&A over at Hero Complex!
By IMAX on May 06, 2011
The critics are digging Thor: an IMAX 3D Experience!
'Thor' brews a perfect storm of effects, action USA Today- Claudia Puig
"For Asgard!" A Review of Marvel's "THOR" MovieViral.com- Caleb Hamilton
Huff Post Review: Thor HuffingtonPost.com- Scott Mendelson
By IMAX on May 03, 2011
Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2011 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) announced today the launch of a new screening series in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times’ successful Hero Complex. IMAX will serve as the presenting sponsor of the series and, along with collaboration from various studio partners, anticipates multiple screenings throughout 2011. Exclusive to IMAX® theatres, the ongoing series will focus on upcoming tent-pole titles and will launch with an advance screening of Paramount Pictures’ and Marvel Entertainment’s Thor on May 4. The screenings are targeted at Hero Complex’s extensive audience of fanboys and entertainment aficionados ...
By IMAX on May 02, 2011
Check out the new one-sheet for the third Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon, over at Yahoo! Movies.
By IMAX on May 02, 2011
Universal's Fast Five: The IMAX Experience grossed $8.3 million in domestic box office in its opening weekend.
By IMAX on April 29, 2011
See what critics are saying about Fast Five: the IMAX Experience!
Twists, turns come at a furious pace in 'Fast Five' USA Today- Claudia Puig
Fast Five New York Daily News- Elizabeth Weitzman
Fast Five ComingSoon.net- Edward Douglas
By IMAX on April 28, 2011
The new trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon is now online! Check it out over here and experience it in IMAX July 1st!
By IMAX on April 27, 2011
On July 15, only one can live. Watch the new HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 trailer on Apple, and then see the final chapter in IMAX 3D July 15th!
By IMAX on April 16, 2011
Check out the new IMAX-exclusive poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in our Movies section!
By IMAX on April 08, 2011
The critics are raving about Born to be Wild 3D:
A Nature Film in Another Dimension The New York Times- Neil Genzlinger
Orphans in the Animal Kingdom The Washington Post- Stephanie Merry
Movie Review: Born to be Wild 3D The Orlando Sentinel- Roger Moore
Born to be Wild 3D Variety- Peter Debruge
Born to be Wild 3D Wall Street Journal- John Anderson
Sweet Documentary Depicts Animal Missions Chicago Sun-Times- Nell Minow
Movie Review: 'Born to be Wild 3D' Los Angeles Times- Gary Goldstein
'Born to Be Wild 3D' Review: As Nature Intended San Francisco Chronicle- Peter Hartlaub
By IMAX on April 07, 2011
Check out the new poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 in our Movies section!
By IMAX on April 03, 2011
Sucker Punch has generated approximately $6 million in domestic IMAX box office and approximately $1 million in international IMAX box office through Sunday, April 3.
By IMAX on March 29, 2011
Check out the exclusive new poster for Thor: An IMAX 3D Experience in our Movies section!
By Scott Hettrick on March 25, 2011
I was sucker punched by “Sucker Punch.” Not being a big fan of action-fantasy movies in general or specifically Zack Snyder’s digital-heavy movies like “300″ and “Watchmen” (though I admired “Legend of the Guardians” fairly well), I was not expecting to like “Sucker Punch” much at all.
Boy, do I love finding out I was wrong and winding up enjoying a movie as much as I did “Sucker Punch.” And I have yet to regret going the extra mile to see the movie on a giant full-size IMAX screen. “Sucker Punch” was no exception — this is yet another that ...
By NewYorkTimes.com on March 24, 2011
China has a strong record of approving Hollywood films that Imax wants to show.Imax, which has become one of the entertainment industry’s fastest-growing companies, has a strong brand in China because its large-format theaters, which often play films in 3-D, offer an affordable luxury. When Imax showed “Avatar” last year, Chinese customers waited up to six hours for tickets that cost about $16 each.Mr. Gelfond has spent years stalking the Chinese market, converting Chinese-made films for Imax screens (on favorable terms) and developing a portable theater to deploy in rural areas. And he is still courting. “One ...
By IMAX on March 12, 2011
The Green Hornet: An IMAX 3D Experience Surpasses $10.5 Million in Worldwide IMAX Box Office.
I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience Nearing $9 Million in Global IMAX Box Office.
By IMAX on March 01, 2011
Studios’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ To Be Released In IMAX® 3D
DreamWorks and IMAX announced today that the studio’s two upcoming releases, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots, will open in digital IMAX® theatres in IMAX® 3D. In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to ...
By Yahoo! on February 28, 2011
'Inception' Cinematographer Wally Pfister Wins the Oscars in a Very Tough Race
"Inception" cinematographer and long-time Christopher Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister garnered the Oscars Best Cinematography Award at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre on February 28, 2011. He finally received his Oscar-winning trophy as a cinematographer after three other nominations coming from all-Nolan masterpieces including "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Prestige."
Because of its completely powerful mounting into a motion picture masterpiece, my interest in the film led me to seriously reading the production notes on how the film was done. After that ...
By IMAX on February 11, 2011
Watch Rich Gelfond & members of the Executive team ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange! Today IMAX lists on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will trade under the ticker symbol “IMAX”.
By Variety on February 03, 2011
The astounding visuals almost overcome the waterlogged emotional drama in "Sanctum," a subterranean survival epic that expertly tightens the screws even as one wishes it would keep a tighter mouth-clamp on its increasingly whiny characters. Sure to remind some viewers of "The Descent," though it mostly bears the thrill-seeking, 3D-loving fingerprints of exec producer James Cameron, this often squirmingly visceral thriller offers aquaphobes and claustrophobes one more reason, as if they needed it, to steer clear of Australia's treacherous Esa'ala Caves. Superb imagery, stereoscopic enhancements and IMAX showings should give this otherwise midrange-trawling B-movie a commercial shot in ...
By IMAX on February 03, 2011
More Than 43 Minutes of Footage Specifically Designed to Maximize the IMAX Canvas
TRON: Legacy, a 3D high-tech adventure about a father and son who embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe, will open in France for an exclusive four-day run in the country’s five commercial IMAX® theatres prior to the nationwide release on February 9, 2011.
Seven sequences expand on the IMAX screen, thereby allowing audiences to become even more immersed in the massive scope and scale of TRON: Legacy, only in IMAX® 3D. “Director Joseph Kosinski has masterfully incorporated IMAX technology into the ...
By IMAX on January 31, 2011
Bonus for Checking Into Facebook Places at Participating AMC Theatres with IMAX.
Toronto, ON – January 28, 2010 – IMAX Corporation today announced that, together with AMC Theatres®, it is working with Facebook Canada to launch Facebook Deals. For a limited time, Facebook users who check in to Facebook Places at participating AMC Theatres will receive a free small popcorn and small soft drink with the purchase of an IMAX ticket.
Facebook Deals, an innovative marketing program which uses online word-of-mouth to drive bricks-and-mortar traffic, has been popular in the United States and is expected to enjoy similar success among the 15 ...
By Fox Business News on January 28, 2011
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond on the growing number of theaters and movies as well as takeover rumors.
December 31st the stock of IMAX began soaring. Rumors floating in from overseas that Disney or even Sony might acquire the 3-D screen movie theatre company suddenly ran rampant. IMAX ceo Rich Gelfond showed up at our Davos broadcast center to dispel that rumor.
Perhaps just as interesting, I asked him about 'the next Avatar.' Will it be "Mission Impossible?" "Tin-Tin," a Steven Spielberg 3-D extravaganza?" "Super 8"?
See if you can tell from this interview below. No 3-D glasses required! Watch the ...
By Businessweek.com on January 27, 2011
With interest in effects-laden films up, the large-screen exhibitor soars
By James Sterngold and Michael White
By the end of this year, Imax projects it will have about 600 screens, up from 266 in 2005. That could mean more prosperous times ahead, since Imax says its screens generate nearly five times the revenue of those at a traditional cinema. There's also the cool factor: Imax's giant curved screens, once best known for showing feel-good nature films at museums, have become among the hottest dates in Hollywood: Top directors such as James Cameron and J.J. Abrams fight to ...
By CNN.com on January 26, 2011
IMAX sees explosive growth.
CNN's Richard Quest Interview IMAX CEO from the World Economic Forum in Davos. IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond explains how his company doubled its revenue during a recession year.
By Variety.com on January 25, 2011
Inception - 8 Nominations
Toy Story 3 - 5 Nominations
Alice in Wonderland - 3 Nominations
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - 2 Nominations
How to Train Your Dragon - 2 Nominations.
By HollywoodReporter.com on January 25, 2011
Egyptian film company Misr International Films to install Imax screen in east Cairo multiplex.
Imax’s latest market: Egypt. Misr International Films has signed a deal with the giant screen exhibitor to install a digital Imax theatre in the City Stars Katamia 18-screen multiplex in east Cairo.
By IMAX on January 03, 2011
TRON: Legacy has generated $39.4 million in IMAX box office worldwide to date. IMAX domestic theatres have contributed $29.6 million to the total, while $9.8 million has come from international IMAX theatres.
This weekend (December 31 through January 2), TRON grossed ~$4 million in domestic IMAX theatres and ~$2 million in international IMAX theatres, for a total of approximately $6 million in IMAX worldwide.
By IMAX on January 03, 2011
IMAX today announced that for the fifty-two weeks ended December 31, 2010, IMAX DMR® global gross box office reached a record $546 million, more than doubling the Company’s previous global box office record of $270 million achieved in 2009. The Company’s DMR gross box office for the fourth quarter of 2010 reached $102 million compared to $101 million in the fourth quarter of last year.Gross box office generated from the Company’s original documentaries including Hubble 3D, Under the Sea 3D and Deep Sea 3D totaled $41 million.
By The Wichita Eagle on December 27, 2010
Attendance continued to rise at Bill Warren's new IMAX theater at 21st and Tyler over the weekend, ranking it fourth among the specialty theaters in the United States, company officials said.In the latest attendance figures available, from Thursday, 2,150 people attended "Tron" the day before Christmas Eve, Warren said. The IMAX opened Dec. 17 and has ranked among the top 10 specialty theaters in the country since its opening.
By Boot Camp Radio on December 17, 2010
Imax keeps getting bigger. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. As Tron Legacy arrives as the latest movie available on Imax screens and 3D...the number of Imax theatres continues to grow. There are about 200 in the U.S. now....and Imax CEO Rich Gelfond is looking to more than double that number. Theatre chains are looking to Imax to give consumers ...who have big HD screens at home...and gradually 3D as well....a reason to go out to the movies...
"We build every aspect of the Imax experience to be ...
From Executive Producer James Cameron Comes The 3D Underwater Adventure Sanctum, Diving Into Digital Imax® 3D Theatres This Winter
By IMAX on December 14, 2010
Los Angeles – December 14, 2010 – IMAX Corporation announced today that Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, will be released for a special two-week run in IMAX® 3D digital locations beginning February 4, 2011. This release occurs simultaneously with the action-thriller’s wide release in domestic and select international markets from Universal Pictures. Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the new film from director Alister Grierson employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar.
By Hollywood-Elsewhere.com on December 13, 2010
"Tron: Legacy seems to be very comfortable with what it is -- namely, a video game fan's wet dream. At some point, all gamers have fantasized about being transported into their console, be it the vast lands of Final Fantasy VII or the battlefields of Call of Duty. Here, they get to experience it in all the modern, hyper-digitalized glory. Be sure to see Tron: Legacy in IMAX and with friends. It's very entertaining, and accomplishes its goals with gusto -- its strengths are so prominent that it's easy to view its weaknesses as quibbles rather than serious detractions ...
By Deadline.com on December 13, 2010
Sony Corp., Discovery Communications and IMAX Corp., has added six new titles, original series and acquisitions, to its programming slate for the upcoming 3D network. The network, billed as the first 24/7, fully programmed 3D TV network in the U.S., is slated to launch early next year. Original series include Bullproof, High Octane, and Making the Brand…
By WallStreetJournal.com on December 13, 2010
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs tells the Wall Street Journal where he goes for a fun date…. to see movies in IMAX!!!
“Fun Date Location: The Imax theater at Lincoln Square. "It's where I go when I'm not trying to impress anyone. It shows that I can have a good, chill time without being the guy she sees on TV."
By ETonline.com on December 13, 2010
"It's unlike anything you've ever seen before. It needs to be seen in IMAX in 3D. It's like going on a ride, “ stated Tron Actress Olivia Wilde who plays Quorra in the 3D adventure film. "We had an incredible premiere in London and I feel like it was all warming up to this night," said Olivia Wilde. "We're bringing it to our own town and Hollywood Blvd. has been tronified."
By IMAX on December 13, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has generated a total of $39.2 million in IMAX box office worldwide through December 12. Domestic IMAX theatres have generated $27 million of the total, while $12.2 million has come from international IMAX locations.
For the weekend of December 10-12, Harry Potter grossed $1.2 million at domestic IMAX theatres and $0.9 million at international IMAX theatres, for a total of ~$2.1 million worldwide.
By KXAN - Austin News on December 10, 2010
Most of us have experienced it at one time or another: We pay good money at the door of a movie theatre, plop down in our seats with our popcorn and soda pop and train our eyes on the screen. The movie starts and then, just as quickly stops. Best case scenario: A quick repair restarts the projector and the moans and boos quiet down. Worst case scenario: The film gets stuck in the projector and the lamp burns a massive hole in the celluloid. Time drags on; the audience grows restless. The poor kid in the projection booth starts ...
By IMAX on December 07, 2010
Disney, DreamWorks and IMAX announced today that two of DreamWorks’ 2011 Touchstone Pictures releases, I Am Number Four and Real Steel, will open day-and-date in digital IMAX® theatres around the world. Both films are produced by DreamWorks and will be released under Disney’s Touchstone banner. Helmed by D.J. Caruso, I Am Number Four is an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary teen hunted by ruthless enemies. Settling in a small Ohio town, he discovers powerful new abilities as well as a connection to the others who share his destiny. The film has a US release date of February 18 ...
By Gothamist on December 06, 2010
Watch The Dude on the Grid in this TRON-Big Lebowski smash up video!
More at Gothamist here.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has generated $36 million in IMAX worldwide box office to date
By IMAX on December 06, 2010
Through December 5, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has generated a total of $36 million in IMAX box office worldwide. Domestic IMAX theatres have generated $25 million of the total, while $11 million came from international IMAX locations.
For the weekend of December 3-5, Harry Potter grossed $1.9 million at domestic IMAX theatres and $1.4 million at international IMAX theatres, for a total of ~$3.3 million worldwide.
By IMAX on November 23, 2010
IMAX Corporation and ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, Europe's largest exhibitor, today announced an agreement to install two new digital IMAX(R) theatre systems under joint venture agreements in Mallorca and Milan.
The Spanish location will open under the Cinesa brand in Mallorca. The location in Italy will operate under the UCI brand in Milan. Both locations are scheduled to open on May 20th, 2011. These new theatres are the latest in a surge of IMAX theatre system signings and openings in Western Europe this year in markets such as the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands and Germany.
By Fox Business News on November 22, 2010
Fox Business News interviews Rich Gelfond, IMAX CEO, on the success of "Harry Potter" and why the IMAX experience draws theater-goers even though the film tickets cost more
By NewYorkTimes on November 21, 2010
“Deathly Hallows” beat “Alice in Wonderland” to become the top opening movie in IMAX history.
IMAX showings on 239 screens accounted for $12.4 million of the domestic box office and contributed $16.6 million (on 340 screens) of the international gross. At its opening, “Alice” took in $12.1 million domestically from IMAX and $15.3 million internationally….
By CNBC on November 19, 2010
CNBC Video, Squawk Box Interview with Rich Gelfond, IMAX CEO. "Potter" is set to open in a record 365 IMAX Theatres, with Rich Gelfond, IMAX CEO.
By moviescopemag.com on November 18, 2010
ODEON, the UK’s largest cinema operator, is giving Harry Potter fans across the country the chance to experience ‘Platform 9 ¾’ and immerse themselves in the newest and highly anticipated film.
...IMAX’s customised auditorium geometry maximises your field of view. The precise positioning and shape of the IMAX® screen as well as the acoustical treatment of the walls creates the effect of putting guests within the film itself. In addition, IMAX’s powerful audio system delivers laser-aligned digital sound to envelop the audience. With Proportionate Point Source loudspeaker technology™ the audience will experience the optimum balance of sound ...
By IMAX on November 18, 2010
Journey Begins Exclusively In IMAX® Theatres Starting April 8, 2011
IMAX Audiences Will Be Able To See The Film’s Trailer Before “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1” As Well As On Apple.com
Los Angeles, CA – November 18, 2010 – Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman will narrate “Born to be Wild 3D”. The latest IMAX® 3D film is scheduled for release to IMAX® theatres starting April 8, 2011. Born to be Wild 3D combines breathtaking IMAX 3D footage of the remote rain forests of Indonesia ...
By Hollywood.com on October 29, 2010
"'Paranormal 2' exceeded all expectations with 3,111 theatres and an IMAX experience that gave the film a $2.5 million boost (an amazing feat considering that IMAX was a last minute addition to the release)…"
By NYMag.com on October 28, 2010
"What would it be like if the next season of Parks and Recreation was in IMAX 3D??? Find out here…"
BREAKING NEWS: James Cameron's Next Films Are 'Avatar 2' & '3' For Fox; May Shoot Them Back-To-Back For 2014 & 2015
By Deadline.com on October 27, 2010
"Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films…"
By LosAngelesTimes.com on October 27, 2010
"Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead use high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector…"
By HollywoodReporter.com on October 25, 2010
"Toronto-based IMAX's new nXos Calibrator is touted as a super equalizer that digitally tunes and monitors audio systems in large format theatres. IMAX insists the nXos Calibrator will "significantly exceed" the capability of manual equalization processes to provide a more immersive movie-going experience…"
By HollywoodReporter.com on October 24, 2010
"The outsize bow by Paranormal 2 -- including $2.5 million from 151 high-grossing IMAX specialty venues…"
By Forbes.com on October 21, 2010
It has been a roller-coaster year for 3-D and the technology's most fervent evangelist, Jeffrey Katzenberg, head of DreamWorks Animation. In the first few months of 2010, Avatar became the highest- grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion in ticket sales. It seemed that 3-D had made a critical and business breakthrough into the mainstream…
By NewYorkTimes.com on October 19, 2010
“Let’s do a theatrical re-release and we’ll do it in IMAX and digital 3-D, and we’ll finish the effects up to are lease standard…"
By Variety.com on October 18, 2010
New channel will feature original series, exclusive premieres.
Nature and wildlife docu series and theatrical features are on the programming slate for the 3D cable backed by Discovery, Sony Corp. and Imax that is skedded to bow next year…
By IMAX CORPORATION on October 13, 2010
IMAX Network Growth Momentum Continues to Build in Europe
New York, NY - October 13, 2010 - Building on the momentum of the expanding IMAX(r) theatre network throughout Europe and Russia, IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and CinemaxX AG today announced an agreement to install a digital IMAX theatre in Bremen, Northern Germany, in November 2010. The parties also expressed an intention to open at least four additional IMAX theatre systems across Germany in the future. The deal marks IMAX's first joint venture agreement in Germany and builds on the Company's ongoing network expansion across Continental Europe, following ...