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3-D movie sales on rise

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, a decrease from 42 per cent in 2009, according to IHS. Read More

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. Read More

IMAX Posts $5.5 million Global Box Office Weekend

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... Read More

SECTOR 7 in IMAX® 3D Posts Strong Opening

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 to create The IMAX Experience®, marks IMAX’s second-biggest opening... Read More

'Dark Knight Rises:' Catwoman Wrecks IMAX Camera on Set

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 Read More