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‘Dune’ Returning To Imax As Pic Nears $100M Domestic Box Office

EXCLUSIVE: By this weekend, Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune will cross $100M, making it the second movie from the studio this year to clear the century mark stateside off their controversial day-and-date theatrical HBO Max pandemic strategy. But with the Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of the Frank Herbert exclusively available in theaters now in its second month of release, sans …

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Imax Hires Industry Vet Julie Fontaine As SVP Marketing

Imax has named former Lionsgate and Netflix publicity veteran Julie Fontaine as SVP Marketing in what is a newly created position at the large-format exhibitor. She will report directly to Imax chief marketing officer Denny Tu. Fontaine will oversee strategic marketing campaigns and creative for Imax’s global event features lineup as well as product and …

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‘No Time To Die’ Reels In $600M+ Global As ‘Venom 2’ Licks At $400M & ‘Dune’ Has Eyes On $300M – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die, as projected, crossed the $600M global mark this weekend, leading international box office play with an additional $51.9M from 72 combined Universal and MGM markets. That lifts the offshore cume to $472.4M and worldwide to $605.8M. The bulk of the weekend’s business came from China where 007 …

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Imax Says Strongest Quarter Since Pandemic Reflects “Significant Turning Point In Global Box Office”

Imax sales surged last quarter as it delivered $142 million in global box office sales — up 100% year-over-year. It’s since broke records for the high-grossing month of October, with Dune being the latest hit Stateside, and said it expects an accelerating pipeline of blockbusters set for exclusive theatrical release to further build consumer momentum …

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‘Dune’ Spices Up With $221M Global Cume In Expanded Release; ‘No Time To Die’ Tops $525M WW; ‘Venom’ Voracious – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: There were milestones aplenty this weekend at the global and international box office with three Hollywood heavy-hitters reaching important new benchmarks. Among them, MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die crossed both $400M overseas and $500M worldwide while Sony’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage topped $350M globally. The weekend leader, however, was Warner Bros/Legendary’s …

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‘Dune’ Mines $6.5M Opening Day In China, Eyes $20M+ Weekend; UK Bows Strong & Imax Indexes High

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune hit China today with an estimated RMB 42 million ($6.5 million) on 28,274 screens and a 34.3% share of the market. While we do not yet have a social score, Friday’s estimate would portend a weekend in the $20M+ neighborhood as we noted coming into the session. Handled in China …

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‘No Time To Die’ Races Past $300M Global; ‘Venom 2’ Storms Latin America; Disney Topping $2B WW For 2021 – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die has sped the Aston Martin past the $300M global mark, coming off of an $89.54M sophomore frame at the international box office. That lifts James Bond 25’s overseas cume to $257.27M and, including domestic’s start this session, brings the worldwide total to $313.3M. The overall drop from …

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‘No Time To Die’ & ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Rain Cash On AMC, Cinemark & Imax

When the studio gets rich on a box office hit, exhibition shares in that and there was certainly a downpour of cash for the latter thanks to the $90M pandemic domestic opening record of Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and also the $119M launch of MGM/UAR/Universal’s No Time to Die.  The No. 1 circuit in the …

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As ‘No Time To Die’ Ignites International Box Office, Exhibition Looks To A Bright Big Screen Future – CineEurope

Following last year’s cancelation and this year’s postponements, the annual CineEurope convention kicks off today in Barcelona. And what better time for studios and overseas exhibition to come together and celebrate the theatrical experience as we come off of a banner international box office weekend led by MGM/Eon/Universal’s lively launch of No Time To Die. …

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‘No Time To Die’ Bounds To $119M Bow; ‘Venom 2’ In Russia With Love; ‘Dune’ Tops $100M Offshore – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: A big and busy weekend at the international box office reaffirmed the power of theatrical as MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die bonded with audiences to the tune of $119.1M, coming in over on yesterday’s estimates. In like-for-like markets at current exchange rates No Time To Die is in line with Skyfall, and …

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‘Dune’ Mines $77M Cume Through Second Early Offshore Frame – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune continued its spicy run at the international box office this weekend, adding a further $26.3M from 32 markets to lift the offshore total to $76.5M. To quote the Denis Villeneuve-directed film, this is only the beginning as the sci-fi epic is in early overseas release with many key areas …

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‘Dune’ Reaps A Heap With $37M From Early Offshore Debut; ‘Shang-Chi’ Tops $320M WW – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune has surpassed expectations, harvesting $36.8M at the international box office from just 24 markets in early release. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi epic was the top movie overseas this weekend, coming in with No. 1s in virtually all openings. In like–for-likes and at today’s rates, Dune is tracking 4% ahead …

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Imax CEO Urged Paramount Not To Move ‘Top Gun: Maverick’: “They Just Wanted Perfect Conditions Around It”

Rich Gelfond said he’d love Paramount to rethink Top Gun: Maverick’s recent move from this fall to next May, but it’s not likely. “I have spent a lot of time close to a lot of the decision makers at Paramount and… in Top Gun they think they have something very special. Tom Cruise waited more …

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Imax CEO Rich Gelfond Calls ‘Shang-Chi’ Boom “Answer” To Studios’ Day-And-Date Streaming Experiment

According to Imax chief executive Rich Gelfond, the box office power of Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings should lay to rest the question of moviegoers’ willingness to return to theaters. “The studios said, ‘This is an experiment.’ I think there is an answer to the experiment. We release it in the theatrical window …

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‘Shang-Chi’ Ringing Up $140M Global Bow, Sets Pandemic Record In UK; ‘Free Guy’ Still Capturing China – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings outperformed expectations at the global and international box office this weekend, coming in with $56.2M overseas for the standard frame, and a new Labor Day record $83.5M for the four-day domestic session ($71.4M three-day). Combined, and including the Labor Day estimate, the worldwide …

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Halsey Imax Experience ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ Pops $735K From Limited Global Sellouts

Never underestimate the power of the big screen, even as a marketing tool. This past weekend, the film and music industries crossed roads as Imax delivered a unique global stunt for 2x Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling pop performing artist Halsey timed to her fourth studio album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.  …

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Imax Q2 Sales Surge, Losses Narrow; CEO Rich Gelfond Says “Table Set For A Dramatic Rebound”

Big format giant Imax reported a surge in revenue last quarter and narrower losses compared with a shuttered 2020 as CEO Rich Gelfond said a deluge of Hollywood tentpoles arriving will drive people to theaters. The stock popped higher in after hours trading — up more than 3.5%. Imax posted revenue of $51 million revenue …

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Imax Boss Says “Cannibalization” Hurt ‘Black Widow’, Thinks Disney Will Return To Theatrical Window Releases

Despite Disney’s experimentation with releasing movies like Black Widow and Jungle Cruise day-and-date in theaters and in the home on the PVOD tier of their streaming service Disney+ Premier, Imax CEO Rich Gelfond doesn’t believe the model will be the new normal moving forward. “Every studio has seen the same data that Disney has seen. What Disney did …

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‘Black Widow’ At $264M Global, Still No Word On China Release; ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Bows To $55M WW; ‘F9’ Nears $600M – International Box Office

UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow narrowly led the international box office for Hollywood films this weekend, grossing an additional $29.9M from 48 material markets. That’s a 55% drop from opening, which most agree is decent even if there’s no getting around the fact that these are not Marvel-ous numbers. The overseas total is now even with …

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Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ To Open With Expanded Aspect Ratio On Imax – Meaning A Bigger Picture

Imax announced Monday that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow — set for released by Disney July 9, will debut with 22 minutes of select scenes in expanded aspect ratio exclusively in Imax. The Scarlett Johansson-starrer is the first new movie in “Phase Four” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first new Marvel Studios theatrical release …

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‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Thrashes Past $400M Global; ‘Demon Slayer’ Eyeing New Milestone – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong has reached a new global benchmark, crossing $400M with a cume through Sunday of $406.6M worldwide. Of that, $320M comes from the international box office in 41 markets. The monster mash, already the biggest Hollywood movie of the pandemic era, continues to track above its Monsterverse predecessors. …

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Imax & Imagine Documentaries Ink Five Pic Pact, Starting With ‘Mars 2080’

Imax and Imagine Documentaries have formed a five-year production and distribution agreement, a slate which will include movies on the subjects of space, exploration, natural sciences, music, civilization, society and more. The first title to be released under the agreement is Eliza McNitt’s Mars 2080 in 2022, produced by Apollo 13‘s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, …

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Imax CEO Rich Gelfond Earned $6.9 Million In 2020; Touts Big Upcoming Slate Of “Imax Friendly” Films

Imax CEO Rich Gelfond earned $6.9 million last year, down slightly from $7.1 million in 2019 as the pandemic shuttered theaters and Imax screens around the world. The package included base pay of $1.2 million and a stock award valued at $5.5 million. Imax, while hard hit like the rest of the industry, was able …

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‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Rises To $358M Worldwide; ‘Mortal Kombat’ Kicks Off With $11M Overseas – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong continues to dominate the global and international box office, now with a $288.3M cume offshore for $357.8M worldwide. It will soon cross Tenet globally and overseas. Domestically, it has overtaken Tenet to become the No. 1 grossing movie of the pandemic era. The full overseas weekend was …

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‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Rages To $285M+ Worldwide As Monsters Continue To Pound Covid-Era Records – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: After logging the best pandemic-era start for a Hollywood movie at the international box office last weekend, Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong has punched up $285.4M worldwide through Sunday. The overseas running total, which added $76.1M this weekend, is $236.9M, giving GVK bragging rights as the quickest studio movie released during Covid …

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‘Avatar’: China Re-Issue Retains Crown In 2nd Weekend; Is Middle Kingdom Ready To Embrace Fresh Upcoming Hollywood Product? – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: James Cameron’s Avatar held the top spot at the global and international box office this weekend with $14.1M in China for the Friday-Sunday frame. The 2009 sci-fi epic re-released in the Middle Kingdom last weekend — when it reclaimed the title of all-time highest-grossing movie worldwide from Avengers: Endgame — and now …

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‘Avatar’ Is King Of The Weekend With $21M In China; All-Time Global Record Now $2.81B – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: As we first reported yesterday, James Cameron’s Avatar is again king of the all-time worldwide box office, having snapped the title back from Avengers: Endgame thanks to a very robust China reissue this session. The full three-day frame in the Middle Kingdom is estimated at $21.1M, also giving the sci-fi epic bragging …

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Imax Sets New Opening-Day Box Office Record In Japan With ‘Shin Evangelion’

Scoring another record with a local title in Japan, IMAX has had its best opening day ever for a film there with Shin Evangelion. Overall, the movie, which is the fourth and final installment in the Rebuild Of Evangelion series, grossed nearly 828M yen ($7.6M). Of that, the IMAX portion was $740K. The sci-fi animated …

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Imax Q4 Sales Slump On Covid Theater Closures But Robust Asia Box Office Bodes Well For Moviegoing

Imax sales slumped last quarter but beat Wall Street estimates and it swung to a loss. The stock popped in late trading as the company highlighted a strong box office in China and Japan, upbeat outlook and continued sales of its big-screen systems despite the pandemic. Revenue of $56 million was down from $124 million …

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‘Tom & Jerry’ Pounces On $33M WW Weekend In Expanded Rollout; China’s New Year Pics Still Dominant As February Sets $1.9B Record – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros’ hybrid live-action/animated feature Tom & Jerry began offshore rollout in mid-February, and this session became the first studio title to hit China in the wake of the Lunar New Year, as well as adding a host of other new markets. The Hanna-Barbera rascals scampered off with a further $19.4M from …

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