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IMAX Lands Brief Sneak Peak Of ‘Mission: Impossible -Rogue Nation’

By Deadline: David Lieberman auf Juni 29, 2015

Some 363 of the large screen venues in North America will offer five minutes of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to audiences who show up to see Terminator Genisys beginning tomorrow night, IMAX, Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced this morning.

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My Weekend: Richard Gelfond

By Newsweek: Felicity Capon auf Juni 19, 2015

The chief executive of IMAX enjoys his Manhattan roof garden and the cultural variety of New York – but can't switch off from the job he loves.

Saturday morning
The first thing I do when I wake up is get on the email, so I can see how the movies performed on Friday night. Then I stretch and go on the elliptical machine. If the weather's nice I'll play tennis. I love the weekends because you can have an exercise routine, and get back in control of your body. Then my wife Peggy and I usually have breakfast; she'll prepare hard boiled eggs and English muffins, or bagels and cream cheese.

Saturday afternoon
We live in the West Village in New York, so in the afternoon we tend to walk around the city. We always stop for sushi or dim sum for lunch. Back home, I'll check the email again, and read the newspaper. We might sit in our roof garden – having outdoor space in Manhattan is truly a luxury. Then I'll get on the phone with IMAX in Los Angeles and see what the various news sites are saying about the movies.

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IMAX, China Media Capital Launch Film Fund For Local-Language Tentpoles

By Deadline: Nancy Tartaglione auf Juni 16, 2015

Already a brand force in ChinaIMAX is expanding its Middle Kingdom footprint with a fund earmarked for local-language productions. The IMAX China Film Fund has been set up with subsidiary IMAX China and partner China Media Capital with the aim of investing in a minimum of 10 Mandarin-language tentpoles based on an initial capitalization of up to $50M. The partnership with CMC will target investments of $3M-$7M per film in a market whose local box office share is about on par with Hollywood’s.

IMAX is well-known in China where large-format screens and 3D are huge box office drivers. This weekend’s champ, Jurassic Worldgrossed $11.8M of the $100M Middle Kingdom total on 208 IMAX screens. IMAX occupied the top-grossing locations in China where the company’s all-time record for an opening weekend isAvengers: Age Of Ultron with $17.05M. On that one, eight of the Top 10 locations were IMAX engagements.

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Why and how 'Jurassic World' broke records

By CNBC: Julia Boorstin auf Juni 15, 2015

Universal's "Jurassic World" broke all sorts of records; foremost, it became the first film to ever surpass $500 million worldwide in a single weekend. In the U.S. it far exceeded expectations, grossing $205 million, the second-biggest debut ever, behind Marvel's "The Avengers" in 2012, which brought in more than $207 million.

Not only will Universal more than make back the $150 million it cost to make the movie, plus tens of millions more to market it, but it breathes new life into a decades-old franchise, and numerous toy spinoffs.

So why did the old dinosaurs roar back in such a massive way?

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I've seen the future and — surprise — it's in 3D

By Toronto Star: Peter Howell auf Juni 11, 2015

Tom Hardy roars across the screen in Mad Max: Fury Road, spectacular when seen with new 3D technology.

Watching Mad Max: Fury Road in 3D on IMAX with Laser at Scotiabank Theatre simply blew me away. It was like watching the film, which I love and had already seen twice, for the first time.

New technology has become a hard sell for me lately, because so much of it disappoints.

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