By USA Today: Bryan Alexander on September 4, 2014
Forrest Gump took $677 million in global box office after its 1994 opening and earned six Oscars — including best picture, best actor for Hanks and best director for Robert Zemeckis.
But Gump's biggest contribution to film history might be its beloved main character's accidental seat at world history's table. He meets presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson. He inspires Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
By USA Today: Bob Nightengale on August 6, 2014
While it's an adventuresome and arduous task to travel to Cooperstown, N.,Y., Baseball's Hall of Fame Museum is now coming right to you.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in conjunction with IMAX, MLB Advanced Media, Creative Artists Agency and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, will announce Wednesday that it has joined a partnership to create a museum on wheels that is being planned to be launched in spring training, 2016.
By Los Angeles Times: Madeline O'Leary on August 5, 2014
IMAX Corp. might be finally catching a break after what has been a slow summer for blockbusters this year.
Moviegoers streamed to theaters to catch the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” allowing the sci-fi adventure to smash August box office records and rake in $94 million in its opening weekend. And it appears the big-budget film from Marvel Studios played well on IMAX theaters around the world as the company also notched record ticket sales.
The Toronto company sold about $16.5 million in "Guardians" tickets globally, nearly tripling the previous August best of $5.9 million by “Elysium.” “Guardians” brought $11.5 million domestically on 354 IMAX screens, and eight of the 10 best performing locations for the movie were IMAX auditoriums. There are about 750 commercial IMAX theaters worldwide.
By CNBC: Julia Chatterley on July 30, 2014
Richard Gelfond, IMAX® CEO, discusses the growth of the movie consumption in Asia - and China in particular - and says international revenues now surpass U.S revenues.
Learn more on CNBC.
By MTV News: Kevin P. Sullivan on July 22, 2014
Many of Hollywood’s biggest franchises — like “The Hunger Games,” “Transformers” and “Star Wars,” to name a few — have followed the example set by Christopher Nolan in “The Dark Knight” and filmed sequences in IMAX®.
So why hasn’t Marvel Studios?