WASHINGTON D.C. -- CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, is proud to announce the dates for its 2013 conference in Las Vegas: April 15 - 18, 2013. CinemaCon is delighted to be returning to Caesars Palace and to have The Coca-Cola Company onboard as its official presenting sponsor for the third straight year.
"With an amazing turnout and event in only our second year, we cannot be more thankful for our friends in distribution and exhibition for their support of CinemaCon. Now entering our third year, we are excited with what this year's convention will bring and accept the challenge to make CinemaCon even better," noted Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. "We are also thrilled to have The Coca-Cola Company returning as our official presenting sponsor, which reinforces Coke's dedication to promoting the theatrical experience worldwide. They are a wonderful partner to work with and we are excited they will be joining us at Caesars Palace."
CinemaCon, the largest and most important annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry - from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas - all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. In returning to Caesars Palace, CinemaCon is able to offer its delegates a modern and upscale conference facility and a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience in The Colosseum, the 4,200 seat theatre and crown jewel of Caesars Palace.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners.
Warner Bros. has announced via its Facebook page that advance tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will go on sale Wednesday, November 7 at Noon EST / 9am PST.
The film is currently scheduled for release on Friday, December 14.
Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the epic drama Cloud Atlas, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in select North American IMAX® theatres on Oct. 26, 2012. Based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell, "Cloud Atlas" is written for the screen and directed by acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. It features a stellar ensemble cast led by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, all appearing in multiple roles.
"Trailblazing filmmakers Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis understand how to transport moviegoers through ground-breaking imagery and scale," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're excited to build on our partnerships with Warner Bros. and the filmmakers and present this epic tale in IMAX."
The IMAX release of Cloud Atlas will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Sunday (9/23) Update: Sony reports that Resident Evil: Retribution made $30.5 million overseas this weekend. The international cume is now $103.4 million and the worldwide total is close to $140 million.
Sunday (9/16) Update: Sony reports Resident Evil: Retribution opened to $71.1 million worldwide this weekend, including $50 million from overseas territories.
In Japan, Retribution launched with $10.3 million -- the biggest opening for a Hollywood film and second biggest overall this year in that country. The figure is 15% bigger than the previous film, Resident Evil: Afterlife, double that of The Dark Knight Rises, and 61% higher than Marvel's The Avengers.
In Taiwan, the flick bowed 97% higher than its predecessor to $4.4 million. That represents Taiwan's 2nd best 5-day opening of 2012 (behind Avengers) and the 4th best of all-time after Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Spider-Man 2.
Retribution also topped the openings of Afterlife in all Latin American markets (breakdowns included below).
Other notable countries:
Russia: $8.5 million (20% more than Afterlife)
Brazil: $3.5 million
Korea: $2.4 million (25% less than Afterlife)
Malaysia: $2.1 million (67% more than Afterlife)
Indonesia: $1.9 million (five times Afterlife)
Thailand: $1.8 million
Philippines: $1.6 million
Australia: $1.5 million (23% less than Afterlife)
Hong Kong: $1.4 million (67% more than Afterlife)
Colombia: $1.0 million
Central America: $430k