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 fans have sought out our format as an ideal way to experience this global phenomenon," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Congratulations to Lionsgate, producer Nina Jacobson and director Gary Ross for this remarkable adaptation - what an amazing way to kick off our relationship.” “We believe the IMAX release of The Hunger Games helped broaden the audience beyond young females to include our core fanboy audience,” said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “With sellouts all weekend and IMAX fans coming out in record numbers, these results clearly show that IMAX is a powerful way to eventize a movie." Read more on PRnewswire.com
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 the second-highest grossing film of all time. Read more on PRnewswire.com
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 Charlize Theron. "Ridley Scott is one of the best storytellers of our time, whose groundbreaking films Alien and Blade Runner changed the landscape of the science-fiction genre," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're excited about Prometheus and proud to add him to the prestigious list of directors whose films have been presented in IMAX." Read more on PRnewswire.com
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 in 1984. "IMAX has
a long-standing relationship with Tim Burton, whose unique artistic vision
and brilliant storytelling has captured the imagination of audiences around the
world," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed
Entertainment. "We're excited to add Frankenweenie as the second Tim Burton feature in our 2012
film slate, providing IMAX audiences a distinctive new way to experience
animation." The IMAX release of Frankenweenie will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound
quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital
Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's
customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique
environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. Read more on PRNewswire.com
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 following weeks. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and theatre geometry that maximizes field of view, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience. Read more on PRNewswire.com
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