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IMAX Signs 63 Laser Projectors Worldwide

By Variety: Andrew Stewart auf März 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Disney, IMAX to Team Up on Marvel Movies

By The Wall Street Journal: Ben Fox Rubin auf März 20, 2014

Deal Continues Companies' Long-Running Relationship   Walt Disney Co. and IMAX Corp. agreed to release a handful of upcoming Disney films in IMAX theaters, with plans to team up on several Marvel films and a Star Wars movie in 2015.   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... Lesen Sie mehr

Russia's Mori Cinema Buys Five More IMAX Screens

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing auf März 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Construction to start on IMAX headquarters in Playa Vista

By The Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier auf Februar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Participating Theatres

By IMAX auf Februar 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.   Lesen Sie mehr

'Gravity' Passes $100M In IMAX

By Forbes: Scott Mendelson auf Februar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

‘Monkey King’ Beats ‘Iron Man 3′ Record on IMAX in China

By The Wrap: By Todd Cunningham auf Februar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Richard Gelfond, CEO Of IMAX, Makes Big Prediction About The Future Of Movies

By The Huffington Post auf Januar 24, 2014

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China's Wanda Plans to Open 80 IMAX Theaters by 2021

By The Wall Street Journal: Laurie Burkitt auf Dezember 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX, Sasaki Kogyo Ink Deal for Japanese Theater With Laser Projection

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing auf Dezember 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Why 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Is in IMAX But 'Mockingjay' Won't Be

By Mashable: Samantha Murphy Kelly auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX's Greg Foster on 'Gravity's' Appeal, China and 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (Q&A)

By The Hollywood Reporter: Pamela McClintock auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Begin Producing Home Theaters in China

By The New York Times: Keith Bradsher auf Oktober 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 Qingdao, a beach resort in northeastern... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Buys Ownership Stake in Prima Cinema

By The Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier auf Oktober 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond's Empire

By The Wall Street Journal: Rachel Louise Ensign auf 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, Lesen Sie mehr

For 'The Wizard of Oz,' there's no place like IMAX

By USA Today: Claudia Puig auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Toronto: IMAX Execs Tell Hollywood Not to Dictate Market in China

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing auf 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. Rich Gelfond IMAX 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Build Up to 120 New Theaters in China

By Wall Street Journal: Xiaoqing Pi auf Juli 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Expand in Asia

By The Wall Street Journal: Jeyup S. Kwaak auf Juli 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 10. There were 118 IMAX screens in operation in China and 12 in South Korea at... Lesen Sie mehr

‘Pacific Rim’ a rock-’em, sock-’em revelation

By Boston Globe: Ty Burr auf Juli 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, against all expectations, with a... Lesen Sie mehr

Monsters, Machines and Mind Melding in a Race for the World

By New York Times: A. O. SCOTT auf Juli 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Rich Gelfond: IMAX boss who started off shining shoes

By BBC News: Shanaz Musafer auf Juni 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Off to See 'The Wizard of Oz,' in 3-D and IMAX, Oh My!

By USA Today: Scott Bowles auf Juni 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. Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D (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... Lesen Sie mehr

After Earth in Select IMAX Theatres

By IMAX auf Mai 24, 2013

After Earth will be playing in select IMAX theatres beginning May 31, 2013. Click on a theatre below to purchase tickets!   US/CANADA   Alabama Carmike Valley Bend 18 & IMAX – Huntsville Cobb Hollywood 16 & IMAX – Tuscaloosa   Arizona  AMC Desert Ridge 18 & IMAX – Phoenix   California AMC Covina 30 & IMAX – Covina Regal Fairfield... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX is J.J. Abrams' 'favorite headache' in 'Star Trek'

By Brian Truitt auf Mai 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. Lesen Sie mehr

MTV UK: Star Trek Into Darkness Opening Earlier In IMAX 3D

By MTV UK Staff auf Februar 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 Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Expands in Russia With New Partner Kronverk Cinema

By Etan Vlessing auf Februar 04, 2013

IMAX 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Marvel’s 'Iron Man 3' to Get IMAX Release

By Etan Vlessing auf Januar 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to convert Smithsonian to laser projection

By Associated Press auf Januar 15, 2013

IMAXWASHINGTON — 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.... Lesen Sie mehr

'Les Miserables' will open in select IMAX theaters Christmas Day

By Solvej Schou auf Dezember 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Striving for the ‘Business Class’ of Cinema

By Paul Beckett auf November 29, 2012

IMAXThink of IMAX as IMX.T +1.55% the “business class” of cinema, says the company’s chief executive, Richard Gelfond. 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... Lesen Sie mehr

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey IMAX 12:01 Participating Theatres

By IMAX auf 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. Return to movie page       US/CANADA   Alabama Rave Patton Creek 16... Lesen Sie mehr

High Frame Rate Theatres playing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By IMAX auf November 07, 2012

Select IMAX® 3D theatres will play The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR. A list of theatres is featured below. US/Canada AlaskaRegal Tikahtnu Commons Stadium 16 & IMAX - Anchorage AlbertaScotiabank Chinook & IMAX - Calgary CaliforniaEdwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX - Aliso ViejoAMC Burbank 16 & IMAX - Burbank  AMC Century City 15 &... Lesen Sie mehr

Rise of the Guardians in Select IMAX 3D Theatres

By IMAX auf Oktober 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!  US/CANADA ArizonaAMC Westgate 20 & IMAX – Glendale CaliforniaAMC Century City 15 & IMAX - Century CityAMC Saratoga 14 & IMAX - San JoseRegal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX - El Dorado Hills ColoradoUA... Lesen Sie mehr

Bond is back with a vengeance: Skyfall opens on $77.7m

By Jeremy Kay auf Oktober 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 than Quantum); $8.6m from 1,145 in Russia (171% bigger than the opening weekend of Casino Royale and 58%... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX plans five European venues

By Megan Riesz auf Oktober 23, 2012

IMAXOne 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Paranormal Activity 4 Goes Big With IMAX Release

By Kristy Puchko auf Oktober 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 an additional boost, the studio... Lesen Sie mehr

'Paranormal Activity 4' set for IMAX

By Andrew Stewart auf Oktober 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX: Regal Entertainment Expand Joint Venture Theater Deal

By Etan Vlessing auf Oktober 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 Lesen Sie mehr

'Cloud Atlas' Getting IMAX Release

By Brent Lang auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

‘Frankenweenie’ in IMAX: See it early, free, with Martin Landau

By The LA Times Hero Complex Staff auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

'Cloud Atlas' Sails into IMAX Theaters October 26

By Etan Vlessing auf September 24, 2012

Cloud Atlas PosterThe 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. Lesen Sie mehr

‘Dhoom 3’ To Be First Indian Film To Hit IMAX Theatres

By IB Times Staff Reporter auf September 22, 2012

IMAX is Believing Logo 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Frankenweenie (Animated)

By Justin Chang auf September 21, 2012

Frankenweenie Cast 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to tap into Indian film industry as boss promises audience will be 'mesmerised'

By Priyanka Srivastava auf September 20, 2012

IMAXIf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

'Dhoom:3' Marks First Bollywood IMAX Release

By Nyay Bhushan auf September 20, 2012

Dhoom 3 in IMAXThe 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Frankenweenie IMAX 12:01 Participating Theatres

By IMAX auf 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. Alabama Rave Patton Creek 16 & IMAX Rave... Lesen Sie mehr

INTERVIEW: IMAX Sees No Slowdown in China, Seeks More Local Films

By Aaron Back auf September 20, 2012

IMAX is Believing --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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Expands Second-Screen Concept in Quebec With Three-Theater Deal

By Etan Vlessing auf September 19, 2012

IMAXCanada'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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Re-Master More Films for China’s Huayi Bros.Variety

By Georg Szalai auf September 12, 2012

IMAXThe 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Controlling My Own Destiny

By Richard Gelfond auf 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 fabric company. I’m a born entrepreneur, and in junior high school I started a monthly newspaper, Lesen Sie mehr

How IMAX Fits the Larger Than Life Fun of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

By Brian Salisbury auf 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 this revisit to theaters. This week, Steven Spielberg’s Lesen Sie mehr

'The Dark Knight Rises' Crosses $100 Million Box Office Milestone on IMAX Screens

By Etan Vlessing auf 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 Knight Rises started screening... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Projects Bigscreen Dreams for Europe

By Robert Mitchell auf 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 for IMAX in Europe, the Middle East and... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Finds China

By Heng Shao auf 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 receipts that movie producers may keep, to 25%, creating a bigger pot for IMAX and other theater... Lesen Sie mehr

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Headed for IMAX Re-Release: 5 Reasons This Is Great News

By Kelsea Stahler auf 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 are a few very serious reasons this re-release is awesome news.  1. The Opening Scene Was Made to Be Seen... Lesen Sie mehr

Steven Spielberg says ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ looks better than ever in IMAX

By Matt McDaniel auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

That’s a Big Boulder, Indy: Steven Spielberg on the IMAX Rerelease of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

By Dave Itzkoff auf 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 hand-held platforms. It's a complete relief to be able to see a film... Lesen Sie mehr

Canada's IMAX Adds to India Footprint With PVR Cinemas Deal

By Etan Vlessing auf August 06, 2012

IMAXThe 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... Lesen Sie mehr

How IMAX Became the Hottest Brand in Movies

By Brent Lang auf 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. And even while the... Lesen Sie mehr

Strong B.O. boosts IMAX profits: Net profit surges to $11.1 million

By Jill Goldsmith auf Juli 26, 2012

IMAXA 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... Lesen Sie mehr

‘Dark Knight Rises' Breaking Blighty records

By Robert Mitchell auf Juli 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'' also set records for biggest first day sales (24,754) and first week sales (38,658). Please... Lesen Sie mehr

BEST KNIGHT OF YOUR LIFE

By Lou Lumenick auf Juli 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... Lesen Sie mehr

The Dark Knight Rises' to Beat BFI IMAX Record

By Stuart Kemp auf Juli 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 July 20, since tickets went on sale five weeks ago. Please click here to Lesen Sie mehr

How the Dark Knight Rose in IMAX

By Stephen Kelly auf Juli 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 the Batmobile." Please click here to Lesen Sie mehr

The IMAX Difference, Blockbuster Size

By MEKADO MURPHY auf Juli 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... Lesen Sie mehr

The Dark Knight Rises: Film Review

By Todd McCarthy auf Juli 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 Nolan's trio, even if it... Lesen Sie mehr

Christian Bale: 'Dark Knight Rises' Goes Full Circle

By Bruce Kirkland auf Juli 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 been something that I've been involved with, talking about, shall we or shan't we." But Bale leaves a... Lesen Sie mehr

Exclusive: 'The Dark Knight Rises' IMAX 12:01 Poster Premiere!

By John Halecky auf Juli 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 Lesen Sie mehr

The Dark Knight Rises 12:01 IMAX Giveaway

By IMAX auf Juli 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. Alabama Cobb Hollywood 16 Cinemas & IMAX Lesen Sie mehr

Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man™ Boasts Strong Box Office Results In IMAX® 3D Theatres

By IMAX auf Juli 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 and President, IMAX Filmed... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond and EMEA President Andrew Cripps talk to Wendy Mitchell about their blockbuster summer

By Wendy Mitchell auf Juni 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 vision the way he wants it to be shown.” A newer fan of IMAX is Bond,... Lesen Sie mehr

Amazing Spider-Man 12:01 IMAX Giveaway

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Alberta Lesen Sie mehr

Francis Lawrence Plans Some IMAX for "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

By Ethan Anderton auf Juni 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 see it in IMAX and get their money's worth. Lesen Sie mehr

Canada's Empire Theaters Takes IMAX Screens to Alberta, Ontario Multiplexes

By Etan Vlessing auf Juni 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Prometheus 12:01 IMAX Giveaway

By IMAX auf Juni 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.AlbertaCineplex Scotiabank Theatre... Lesen Sie mehr

Cinemas Guzzo first multiplex to add second IMAX screen

By Andreas Wiseman auf Juni 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 32. Lesen Sie mehr

'Men in Black 3' Posts Record Memorial Day Opening Weekend for IMAX

By Etan Vlessing auf Juni 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 Lesen Sie mehr

'Hunger Games' set for IMAX screens in China

By Dave McNary auf Mai 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 Lesen Sie mehr

6-Minute Spider-Man Preview in IMAX This Weekend

By Marvel auf Mai 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 Lesen Sie mehr

'Men in Black 3' to Open in 474 IMAX Theaters Worldwide

By Etan Vlessing auf Mai 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Take an inside look at the new IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Crossroads in Portage (video)

By John Liberty auf Mai 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 or Tuesday. We're just not sure... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Corporation Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

By IMAX auf 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 for the definition of adjusted... Lesen Sie mehr

A Polar Bear and Her Cubs are the Stars of 'To the Arctic'

By IMAX auf 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 TimesApril 19, 2012Polar 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 as polar bears, caribou, seals, walruses and birds that are indigenous... Lesen Sie mehr

The Hunger Games Returns To Select IMAX® Theatres For A One Week Engagement

By IMAX auf 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, and many of these are repeat viewers,”... Lesen Sie mehr

LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES BREAKS OPENING WEEKEND RECORDS IN IMAX® THEATRES

By IMAX auf März 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 fans have sought out our format as an ideal way to experience... Lesen Sie mehr

Titanic in 3D to Set Sail for a Limited Engagement in Select IMAX® Theatres on April 4

By IMAX auf März 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Prometheus to be Released in IMAX® 3D on June 8

By IMAX auf März 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 Charlize... Lesen Sie mehr

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie to be Released in IMAX® 3D on October 5

By IMAX auf März 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... Lesen Sie mehr

UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT’S DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX COMES TO LIFE IN IMAX® THEATRES

By IMAX auf Februar 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 following weeks. Additional playdates will be... Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf Februar 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 how personal the cost. SKYFALL marks the return of Daniel Craig... Lesen Sie mehr

The Hunger Games to be Released in IMAX for One Week

By IMAX auf Februar 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 and Liam Hemsworth.... Lesen Sie mehr

Marvel's The Avengers To Be Released In IMAX 3D on May 4, 2012

By IMAX auf Januar 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 Avengers: An IMAX 3D Experience marks the... Lesen Sie mehr

OSCAR® WINNER MERYL STREEP TO NARRATE NEW IMAX® 3D ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY TO THE ARCTIC

By IMAX auf Januar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf Januar 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 million... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX® POSTS RECORD DECEMBER OPENING BOX OFFICE RESULTS WITH MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL

By IMAX auf Dezember 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 to open on 112... Lesen Sie mehr

Reviews for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

By IMAX auf Dezember 16, 2011

The critics are raving about Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience! In IMAX theatres now! See below...Rolling StoneMission: 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 PostLesen Sie mehr

The Dark Knight Rises Prologue

By IMAX auf Dezember 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Director Andrew Stanton introduces the new John Carter trailer

By IMAX auf Dezember 05, 2011

John Carter director Andrew Stanton greets IMAX fans in an introduction to the new trailer! Lesen Sie mehr

Happy Feet Two and the voices of Pink, Sofia Vergara in IMAX 3D

By Anissa Ford auf 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 Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role... Lesen Sie mehr

Tom Cruise To Visit India for 'MI4: Ghost Protocol' Premiere

By Nyay Bhushan auf 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 film's IMAX footage will be shown to an invited... Lesen Sie mehr

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Footage Reviews

By IMAX auf November 01, 2011

Several lucky folks were treated to some sneak IMAX footage from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. See what they had to say: AintItCoolNewsMr. 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 ComingSoon.netNew Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Trailer & Footage Screened! (by Ryan Turek)"...hair-raising stuff, folks, let me tell you." Read More CinemaBlend.comTom... Lesen Sie mehr

Reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

By IMAX auf Oktober 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 ReporterThe 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."  Lesen Sie mehr

Review: Rocky Mountain Express

By Jaye Stone auf Oktober 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 sort of steam-driven goodwill ambassador for Canadian Pacific Railway. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films Plan Long-Term Content Alliance

By IMAX auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Sony Pictures Entertainment to Release Men in Black(TM) 3 in IMAX(R) 3D

By IMAX auf 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 byBarry Sonnenfeld from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham, the film is produced Walter F. Parkes and LaurieMacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and... Lesen Sie mehr

"Men in Black 3" to be releasedin IMAX 3D

By Joshua L. Weinstein auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Corporation Expands Kinomax Partnership In Russia

By IMAX auf 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 delighted to build upon our success with an exhibitor like... Lesen Sie mehr

Viral times: 'Contagion' makes pandemic feel real

By David Germain auf 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 Z. Burns aimed for an... Lesen Sie mehr

At Venice, is 'Contagion' following 'The Town's' awards playbook?

By Nicole Sperling auf 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 appeal mixed with... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX reached a second multiple-theater deal in 2011 with Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema for eastern China.

By Etan Vlessing auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Inside the world of IMAX 3D projectionists

By Rob Boffard auf 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 up, press play and leave the computer to do its work. "This is by far the best job I've ever had. I get... Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf 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 and we are excited to bring Transformers: Dark... Lesen Sie mehr

‘Rescue 3D’ Makes Spectacular Use of IMAX

By Patrick McD auf 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 enhance scenery and action, rather than wearing the glasses for no apparent... Lesen Sie mehr

Tornado chasers' truck shoots IMAX from inside storms

By James Martin auf 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 winds of 158 mph to 206 mph.) Lesen Sie mehr

Watch: Trailer For Tsui Hark’s IMAX Sized ‘Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’ With Jet Li

By Kevin Jagernauth auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Super-Size First Chinese Language 3D Movie

By Etan Vlessing auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Sneak peek: 'Happy Feet Two in 3D'

By Scott Bowles auf 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 world of Happy Feet Two in 3D, which hits theaters Nov. 18. Lesen Sie mehr

Tom Cruise in overdrive

By Michael Rechtshaffen auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

3-D movie sales on rise

By Herald News Services auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter 7 Pt. 2 and Transformers 3 Lead IMAX B.O. to $120 million Quarter-to-Date through Aug. 14

By IMAX auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Posts $5.5 million Global Box Office Weekend

By IMAX auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

SECTOR 7 in IMAX® 3D Posts Strong Opening

By IMAX auf 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... Lesen Sie mehr

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

By Lindsay Powers auf 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Cruise Initiates 'Ghost Protocol'

By David Weiner auf 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 Lesen Sie mehr

Disney's 'John Carter' to Debut in IMAX 3D

By Joshua L. Weinstein auf 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 Lesen Sie mehr

'Final Destination 5' Set for Day-and-Date Release on Imax 3D Screens

By Etan Vlessing auf 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 Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf 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 predators on earth in stunning 3D. The... Lesen Sie mehr

Potter of Gold: 'Deathly Hallows, Part 2' Passes $1B

By Daniel Frankel auf 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 mark on... Lesen Sie mehr

Sony's 'Amazing Spider-Man' Gets the IMAX Treatment

By Brent Lang auf Juli 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... Lesen Sie mehr

The Hero Complex Screening Series – Presented by IMAX

By IMAX auf Juli 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sets IMAX Record in China

By IMAX auf Juli 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. Lesen Sie mehr

The first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has surfaced!

By IMAX.com auf Juli 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises is in IMAX July 20, 2012. Read more on IMAX.com... Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Opens to Record $23.2 Million in IMAX

By IMAX auf Juli 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Finale Is 3-D Done Right

By Hugh Hart auf Juli 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 be no more than a richer visual telling of the story and never a... Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Sets Midnight Box Office Record

By Christina Warren auf Juli 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 worldwide opening of all time. Lesen Sie mehr

“Cowboys and Aliens” coming to IMAX in international territories

By Sean O'Connell auf Juli 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.”... Lesen Sie mehr

.'Transformers 3': 5 Things You Didn't Know About Its Sound

By Carolyn Giardina auf Juli 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Check out the new Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol trailer on IMAX.com

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' aims to revive 3-D movies

By Scott Bowles auf Juni 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 (furious)." A few days later, Bay called LaBeouf to not only offer the part but to admit there was no... Lesen Sie mehr

Review: 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' wraps up with the best of the franchise

By Drew McWeeny auf Juni 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 result, I feel like we just saw a dare thrown down by one of Hollywood's biggest action specialists: "Top this." Lesen Sie mehr

Cars 2 Opens to $3 Million in IMAX Global Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Kung Fu Panda 2 Generates ~$8 Million in IMAX International Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 27, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2: An IMAX 3D Experience has generated approximately $8 million in international gross box office to date. Lesen Sie mehr

Super 8 Reaches $10 Million in IMAX Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Pirates of the Caribbean Reaches $40 Million Worldwide IMAX Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

New technology revs up Pixar's 'Cars 2'

By Daniel Terdiman auf Juni 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 in "Toy Story 3," Pixar has once again pushed its computing powers to the limit--and gone well beyond... Lesen Sie mehr

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' to Debut Day Early in Select 3D, Imax Theaters

By THR Staff auf Juni 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... Lesen Sie mehr

Exclusive: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' IMAX 3D Poster Premiere!

By John Halecky auf Juni 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... Lesen Sie mehr

China's Revival gets IMAX boost

By Patrick Frater auf Juni 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 feature to be made for IMAX, after another Chinese film, Aftershock,... Lesen Sie mehr

JJ Abrams Says ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ IMAX footage “is looking INSANE”!

By Peter Sciretta auf Juni 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‘s upcoming Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol. Abrams gpraised Brad Bird as a live-action director and... Lesen Sie mehr

How can this end well? Find out in IMAX 3D on July 15th!

By Kate Ward auf Juni 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 well. See the exclusive poster after the jump. Lesen Sie mehr

'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 auf Juni 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, chairman and president of Filmed Entertainment at IMAX. “This is new territory for us. We have opened a couple... Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf Juni 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 a great coming-of-age story that I think audiences are going to love. During my interview with Abrams we talked about the secrecy surrounding the... Lesen Sie mehr

Thor Strikes $17 million in Worldwide IMAX Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Fast Five Generates $12 million in Global IMAX Box Office

By IMAX auf Juni 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Christopher Nolan utilizing IMAX® cameras in “The Dark Knight Rises”

By Warner Bros. Pictures auf Mai 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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as... Lesen Sie mehr

Hero Complex Thor Screening and Filmmaker Q&A’

By IMAX auf Mai 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! Lesen Sie mehr

Reviews: Thor an IMAX 3D Experience

By IMAX auf Mai 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 HamiltonHuff Post Review: Thor HuffingtonPost.com- Scott Mendelson Lesen Sie mehr

Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex And IMAX Collaborate For New Screening Series

By IMAX auf Mai 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. Lesen Sie mehr

New One-Sheet for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

By IMAX auf Mai 02, 2011

Check out the new one-sheet for the third Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon, over at Yahoo! Movies. Lesen Sie mehr

Fast Five Opens to $8.3 million Gross in Domestic IMAX Theatres

By IMAX auf Mai 02, 2011

Universal's Fast Five: The IMAX Experience grossed $8.3 million in domestic box office in its opening weekend. Lesen Sie mehr

Reviews: Fast Five in IMAX

By IMAX auf 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 Lesen Sie mehr

New Trailer: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

By IMAX auf 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! Lesen Sie mehr

New Harry Potter Trailer Debuts

By IMAX auf 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! Lesen Sie mehr

New Pirates 4 Poster

By IMAX auf April 16, 2011

Check out the new IMAX-exclusive poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in our Movies section! Lesen Sie mehr

Reviews: Born to be Wild 3D

By IMAX auf April 08, 2011

The critics are raving about Born to be Wild 3D:A Nature Film in Another Dimension The New York Times- Neil GenzlingerOrphans in the Animal Kingdom The Washington Post- Stephanie MerryLesen Sie mehr

New Harry Potter 7: Part 2 Poster

By IMAX auf April 07, 2011

Check out the new poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 in our Movies section! Lesen Sie mehr

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience Generates Approximately $7.0 Million in Worldwide Box Office

By IMAX auf 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. Lesen Sie mehr

Exclusive Thor IMAX Poster

By IMAX auf März 29, 2011

Check out the exclusive new poster for Thor: An IMAX 3D Experience in our Movies section! Lesen Sie mehr

Sucker Punch Packs IMAX Wallop

By Scott Hettrick auf März 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 translates extremely well to the larger screen and superior sound system of... Lesen Sie mehr

Imax to Open 75 New Theaters in China

By NewYorkTimes.com auf März 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 of the important things about this latest deal is... Lesen Sie mehr

TRON: Legacy: An IMAX 3D Experience Reaches $60 Million in Global Box Office.

By IMAX auf März 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.    Lesen Sie mehr

Dreamworks Animation and IMAX Pact For Two Films In 2011

By IMAX auf März 01, 2011

Studios’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ To Be Released In IMAX® 3DDreamWorks 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 conquer China and destroy kung fu.  Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry... Lesen Sie mehr

Wally wins Oscar for Inception!

By Yahoo! auf Februar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE!

By IMAX auf Februar 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”. Watch Video Lesen Sie mehr

Squirmingly Visceral Thriller!: Sanctum Film Review

By Variety auf Februar 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... Lesen Sie mehr

TRON: Legacy Coming To France For Exclusive 4-Day Run In IMAX

By IMAX auf Februar 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 production of this movie to create... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Launch Facebook® Deals in Canada

By IMAX auf Januar 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 million Canadians... Lesen Sie mehr

From Davos: IMAX CEO on New Movie Lineup

By Fox Business News auf Januar 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!  Lesen Sie mehr

Imax's Widescreen Profit Performance

By Businessweek.com auf Januar 27, 2011

With interest in effects-laden films up, the large-screen exhibitor soarsBy James Sterngold and Michael WhiteBy 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 open their special-effects-laden hits at Imax venues to crank up the wow factor. "The... Lesen Sie mehr

CNN's Richard Quest Interviews IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond at Davos

By CNN.com auf Januar 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.  Watch Interview Lesen Sie mehr

5 Oscar nominated films were in IMAX!

By Variety.com auf Januar 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. Read Article Lesen Sie mehr

Imax To Launch First Digital Theatre In Egypt

By HollywoodReporter.com auf Januar 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.  Read Article Lesen Sie mehr

TRON: Legacy: An IMAX 3D Experience approaching $40 million in global box office

By IMAX auf Januar 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Annual DMR Gross Box Office Doubles to $546 Million in 2010, Versus $271 Million in 2009

By IMAX auf Januar 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.  Lesen Sie mehr

Attendance Rising at Warren IMAX

By The Wichita Eagle auf Dezember 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.   Read Full Article Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX keeps getting bigger. Tron Legacy arrives.

By Boot Camp Radio auf Dezember 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 kind of awe inspiring and mind blowing. The field of vision, meaning where you sit relative to the screen, gives you the... Lesen Sie mehr

From Executive Producer James Cameron Comes The 3D Underwater Adventure Sanctum, Diving Into Digital Imax® 3D Theatres This Winter

By IMAX auf Dezember 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.Click here to read the full article Lesen Sie mehr

Regular Snickers

By Hollywood-Elsewhere.com auf Dezember 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, presuming you go in with proper expectations."Lesen Sie mehr

Sony/Discovery/IMAX 3D TV Network Adds To Programming Slate

By Deadline.com auf Dezember 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… Read more here Lesen Sie mehr

P. Diddy Shows IMAX the Love

By WallStreetJournal.com auf Dezember 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."Read more here. Lesen Sie mehr

Olivia Wilde and Hollywood Blvd. Get 'Tronified'

By ETonline.com auf Dezember 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."Read more here. Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I approaching $40 million in IMAX box office worldwide

By IMAX auf Dezember 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX projectionist one of a rare breed (video)

By KXAN - Austin News auf Dezember 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 crying. Life on Earth as we know it comes to a devastating end. Lesen Sie mehr

Disney And Dreamworks To Release ‘I Am Number Four’ And ‘Real Steel’ In IMAX

By IMAX auf Dezember 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, 2011. Set in a world of next-generation boxing, Real Steel is a gritty... Lesen Sie mehr

TRON: Lebowski

By Gothamist auf Dezember 06, 2010

Watch The Dude on the Grid in this TRON-Big Lebowski smash up video!   More at Gothamist here. Lesen Sie mehr

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has generated $36 million in IMAX worldwide box office to date

By IMAX auf Dezember 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. Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Open New Theatres in Spain and Italy!

By IMAX auf 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. Today's announcement adds to ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group's position as... Lesen Sie mehr

Imax CEO on the Growth of Imax Theaters: First On Interview

By Fox Business News auf 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 moreWatch the video here. Lesen Sie mehr

‘Harry Potter’ Has $330 Million Debut Weekend

By NewYorkTimes auf 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…. Read More at NewYorkTimes.com Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX's "Potter" Play: Squawk Box Interview

By CNBC auf 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. Watch the Video here. Lesen Sie mehr

ODEON IMAX celebrates Harry Potter

By moviescopemag.com auf 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 wherever they are... Lesen Sie mehr

Morgan Freeman to Narrate New IMAX 3D® Documentary Adventure "Born to Be Wild"

By IMAX auf 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 and the vast deserts of Africa, in an intimate and uplifting tale of... Lesen Sie mehr

Audiences get very 'Paranormal' at Box Office!

By Hollywood.com auf Oktober 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)…"Read more about Paranormal 2's early success Lesen Sie mehr

Amy Poehler and Adam Scott from NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation get excited about IMAX 3D!!!

By NYMag.com auf Oktober 28, 2010

"What would it be like if the next season of Parks and Recreation was in IMAX 3D??? Find out here…"Read more about what it would be like to have Parks and Recreation in IMAX 3D Lesen Sie mehr

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 auf Oktober 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…"Read more about James Cameron's Big Announcement Lesen Sie mehr

Christopher Nolan reveals title of third Batman film and that ‘it won’t be the Riddler’

By LosAngelesTimes.com auf Oktober 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…"Read more about Christopher Nolan's big reveal at LosAngelesTimes.com Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Tunes up Theatre Boom Boxes with New Technology

By HollywoodReporter.com auf Oktober 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…"Read more about IMAX's Theatre Boom Box Tune Up Lesen Sie mehr

$41.5 Mil 'Paranormal' Scares 'Jackass' From No. 1 at Weekend Box Office

By HollywoodReporter.com auf Oktober 24, 2010

"The outsize bow by Paranormal 2 -- including $2.5 million from 151 high-grossing IMAX specialty venues…"Read more about IMAX's big week Lesen Sie mehr

The 3-D Evangelist

By Forbes.com auf Oktober 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…Read more about Jeffrey Katzenberg's perspective on 3-D Lesen Sie mehr

Interview with James Cameron on ‘Avatar,’ ‘Titanic,’ 'Cleopatra' and the Future of 3-D

By NewYorkTimes.com auf Oktober 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…"Read more from James Cameron's Interview on Avatar, Titanic, Cleopatra and the Future of 3-D Lesen Sie mehr

Discovery, Sony, Imax 3D cabler unveils slate

By Variety.com auf Oktober 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… Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Signs First Joint Venture Agreement in Germany with Cinemax

By IMAX CORPORATION auf Oktober 13, 2010

IMAX Network Growth Momentum Continues to Build in EuropeNew 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 the successful roll-out of IMAX... Lesen Sie mehr

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