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COLUMBIA PICTURES’ 'MEN IN BLACK 3' POSTS RECORD MEMORIAL DAY OPENING WEEKEND IN IMAX THEATRES on May 30, 2012

Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), and Columbia Pictures today announced that the action comedy Men in BlackTM 3 grossed $12.7 million at the box office in 474 IMAX® theatres worldwide during its 4-day opening weekend beginning May 25. Domestically, the film grossed an estimated $70 million, of which $5.3 million was generated in 278 IMAX theatres. Internationally, the film grossed an estimated $133.2 million overall, of which $7.4 million was generated in 196 IMAX theatres. The film surpassed the previous Memorial Day Weekend global box office record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

"We were excited to see Men in Black 3 set a new IMAX record for Memorial Day weekend," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "These solid results demonstrate that audiences around the world - particularly in key growth markets like China and Russia - will turn out in force to see the best in Hollywood entertainment in IMAX. We also believe that the combination of the first Men in Black film presented in IMAX with a special six-minute clip of the upcoming and highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-ManTM, provided audiences a special experience that can't be missed."

The IMAX release of Men in Black 3TM has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D 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.

 

International Box Office Update: #1 Films From 65 Countries on May 30, 2012

mib3review.pngFor the weekend of May 27-29, 2012:

Argentina

Marvel's The Avengers: $1,399,736 from 171 locations. Location avg. = $8,186. Territory cume = $15,702,214

Australia

Men in Black 3 (3D): $2,765,886 from 299 locations. Location avg. = $9,250. Territory cume = $2,765,886

Austria

Men in Black 3 (3D): $658,649 from 75 locations. Location avg. = $8,782. Territory cume = $757,057

Belgium

Men in Black 3 (3D): $346,623 from 61 locations. Location avg. = $5,666. Territory cume = $345,623

Bolivia

Men in Black 3 (3D): $72,514 from 17 locations. Location avg. = $4,266. Territory cume = $72,514

Brazil

Marvel's The Avengers: $2,969,986 from 670 locations. Location avg. = $4,433. Territory cume = $58,877,309

Bulgaria

Men in Black 3 (3D): $115,357 from 30 locations. Location avg. = $3,845. Territory cume = $115,357

Chile

Marvel's The Avengers: $486,595 from 111 locations. Location avg. = 4,384. Territory cume = $8,271,764

Colombia

Men in Black 3 (3D): $1,086,954 from 144 locations. Location avg. = $7,548. Territory cume = $1,086,954

Croatia

The Dictator: $81,489 from 15 locations. Location avg. = $5,433. Territory cume = $247,085

Czech Republic

Libas Jako Debel: $415,205 from 94 locations. Location avg. = $59,111. Territory cume = $1,418,745

Ecuador

Men in Black 3 (3D): $282,210 from 29 locations. Location avg. = $9,731. Territory cume = $314,794

Egypt

Marvel's The Avengers: $77,824 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $11,118. Territory cume = $546,601

Estonia

Men in Black 3 (3D): $31,701 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $5,284. Territory cume = $38,884

Finland

The Dictator: $232,132 from 70 locations. Location avg. = $3,316. Territory cume = $1,025,666

France

Men in Black 3 (3D): $4,268,287 from 617 locations. Location avg. = $6,918. Territory cume = $4,268,287

Germany

Men in Black 3 (3D): $4,787,013 from 494 locations. Location avg. = $9,690. Territory cume = $5,146,700

Greece

Dark Shadows: $243,991 from 77 locations. Location avg. = $3,169. Territory cume = $950,238

Holland

Men in Black 3 (3D): $487,360 from 99 locations. Location avg. = $4,923. Territory cume = $563,441

Hong Kong

Men in Black 3 (3D): $2,075,162 from 89 locations. Location avg. = $23,316. Territory cume = $2,075,162

Hungary

Men in Black 3 (3D): $225,004 from 38 locations. Location avg. = $5,921. Territory cume = $225,004

Iceland

Men in Black 3 (3D): $30,415 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $3,802. Territory cume = $47,722

Italy

Men in Black 3 (3D): $1,771,375 from 412 locations. Location avg. = $4,299. Territory cume = $2,196,945

Japan

Men in Black 3 (2D): $7,161,565 from 980 locations. Location avg. = $8,846. Territory cume = $5,050,897

Kenya

Marvel's The Avengers: $25,292 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $6,323. Territory cume = $25,292

Kenya

Men In Black 3 (3D): $25,292 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $6,323. Territory cume = $25,292.

Korea

Men In Black 3 (2D): $5,403,201 from 596 locations. Location avg. = $9,066. Territory cume = $6,098,683.

Kuwait

Men In Black 3 (3D): $148,406 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $24,734. Territory cume = $148,406.

Latvia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $36,955 from 5 locations. Location avg. = $7,391. Territory cume = $36,955.

Lebanon

Men In Black 3 (3D): $70,962 from 9 locations. Location avg. = $7,885. Territory cume = $70,962.

Lithuania

Men In Black 3 (3D): $51,762 from 10 locations. Location avg. = $5,176. Territory cume = $51,762.

Malaysia

Men In Black 3 (2D): $1,662,835 from 127 locations. Location avg. = $13,093. Territory cume = $1,662,835.

Mexico

Men In Black 3 (2D): $3,419,015 from 1,126 locations. Location avg. = $3,036. Territory cume = $3,419,015.

New Zealand

Men In Black 3 (3D): $391,557 from 51 locations. Location avg. = $7,678. Territory cume = $391,557.

Nigeria

Men In Black 3 (2D): $26,523 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $4,421. Territory cume = $26,523.

Norway

Men In Black 3 (3D): $450,370 from 124 locations. Location avg. = $3,632. Territory cume = $450,370.

Oman

Men In Black 3 (3D): $43,429 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $14,476. Territory cume = $43,429.

Peru

Men In Black 3 (2D): $497,246 from 98 locations. Location avg. = $5,074. Territory cume = $497,246.

Philippines

Men In Black 3 (2D): $1,099,844 from 184 locations. Location avg. = $5,977. Territory cume = $1,099,844.

Poland

Men In Black 3 (3D): $325,024 from 131 locations. Location avg. = $2,481. Territory cume = $325,024.

Portugal

The Dictator: $248,750 from 66 locations. Location avg. = $3,769. Territory cume = $772,442.

Qatar

Men In Black 3 (2D): $71,539 from 2 locations. Location avg. = $35,770. Territory cume = $71,539.

Romania

Men In Black 3 (3D): $251,035 from 44 locations. Location avg. = $5,705. Territory cume = $251,035.

Russia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $12,264,737 from 1,100 locations. Location avg. = $11,150. Territory cume = $12,264,737.

Serbia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $26,840 from 11 locations. Location avg. = $2,440. Territory cume = $26,840.

Singapore

Men In Black 3 (2D): $1,471,729 from 64 locations. Location avg. = $22,996. Territory cume = $1,487,045.

Slovakia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $111,041 from 27 locations. Location avg. = $4,113. Territory cume = $111,041.

Slovenia

The Dictator: $63,061 from 13 locations. Location avg. = $4,851. Territory cume = $211,697.

South Africa

Men In Black 3 (3D): $427,983 from 63 locations. Location avg. = $6,793. Territory cume = $435,151.

Spain

Men In Black 3 (2D): $1,991,205 from 218 locations. Location avg. = $9,134. Territory cume = $1,991,205.

Suriname

Men In Black 3 (3D): $14,139 from 1 location. Location avg. = $14,139. Territory cume = $14,139.

Sweden

Men In Black 3 (3D): $416,901 from 140 locations. Location avg. = $2,978. Territory cume = $582,290.

Switzerland (Fr.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $269,903 from 20 locations. Location avg. = $13,495. Territory cume = $285,654.

Switzerland (Ger.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $651,255 from 93 locations. Location avg. = $7,003. Territory cume = $651,255.

Switzerland (Itl.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $30,596 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $7,649. Territory cume = $30,596.

Syria

Men In Black 3 (3D): $5,904 from 2 locations. Location avg. = $2,952. Territory cume = $5,904.

Taiwan

Men In Black 3 (2D): $1,061,647 from 100 locations. Location avg. = $10,616. Territory cume = $1,854,259.

Thailand

Men In Black 3 (2D): $992,881 from 174 locations. Location avg. = $5,706. Territory cume = $998,397.

Trinidad & Tobago

Men In Black 3 (3D): $88,327 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $12,618. Territory cume = $88,327.

Turkey

Men In Black 3 (3D): $361,454 from 147 locations. Location avg. = $2,459. Territory cume = $361,454.

Ukraine

Men In Black 3 (3D): $1,235,239 from 89 locations. Location avg. = $13,879. Territory cume = $1,235,239.

United Arab Emirates

Men In Black 3 (3D): $682,414 from 37 locations. Location avg. = $18,444. Territory cume = $682,414.

United Kingdom

Men In Black 3 (3D): $2,783,756 from 615 locations. Location avg. = $4,526. Territory cume = $2,783,756.

Uruguay

Men In Black 3 (3D): $92,287 from 11 locations. Location avg. = $8,390. Territory cume = $98,185.

Venezuela

Men In Black 3 (3D): $675,849 from 33 locations. Location avg. = $20,480. Territory cume = $675,489.

Vietnam

Men In Black 3 (3D): $219,210 from 40 locations. Location avg. = $5,480. Territory cume = $219,210.

Note: Grosses are broken down into 3D, 2D and IMAX. We have listed the version of Men in Black 3 that grabbed the top spot in each country.

 

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Posts Record Per-Theater Average For Non-Animated Feature on May 28, 2012

moonrisekingdomreview.pngNEW YORK -- Focus Features' Moonrise Kingdom, the critically applauded new movie from director Wes Anderson, opened this past weekend and posted the highest recorded per-theater average for a live-action movie released domestically. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Surpassing the record set for a live-action (e.g., non-animated) feature in a regular theatrical run in December 2006 by Dreamgirls, with its $126,317 opening weekend average at 3 theaters, Moonrise Kingdom this past weekend averaged $130,752 at its 4 theaters for a total gross through yesterday (Sunday) of $523,006.00; with an estimated 4-day weekend gross of $669,486.00 and per screen average of $167,371.00. Focus' Brokeback Mountain, released in December 2005, had held the record prior to Dreamgirls. The Dreamgirls record was broken by Moonrise Kingdom in advance of today's Memorial Day holiday grosses and averages, and therefore reflects an exact 3-day-to-3-day comparison.

Moonrise Kingdom world-premiered earlier this month as the opening-night film of the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival. The theaters currently playing Moonrise Kingdom are, in New York City, AMC Theatres' Lincoln Square and Regal Cinemas' Union Square Stadium 14; and, in Los Angeles, Pacific Theatres' ArcLight Cinemas and Landmark Theatres' The Landmark. Focus, which holds worldwide rights to the movie, will be adding theaters in additional cities domestically each weekend through June, expanding Moonrise Kingdom to several hundred screens.

Mr. Schamus said, "Moonrise is a story of love's improbable triumph, and for Wes Anderson and his team a labor of love from start to finish. How wonderful it is to congratulate him, on behalf of everyone at Focus, for this remarkable, record-breaking opening."

Moonrise Kingdom is the new movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore). Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl. The movie, MPAA-rated "PG-13," is written by Mr. Anderson & Roman Coppola. The producers are Mr. Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson.

In addition to Moonrise Kingdom, Focus' summer slate includes Lorene Scafaria's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, opening nationwide on Friday, June 22nd; Sam Fell and Chris Butler's ParaNorman, the new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, opening nationwide on Friday, August 17th; Jamie Travis' contemporary comedy For a Good Time, Call..., starring Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller, opening in select cities on Friday, August 31st and expanding nationally on Friday, September 7th.

LIONSGATE'S GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER THE HUNGER GAMES TO BE RELEASED IN CHINA IN 67 IMAX® THEATRES IN JUNE on May 24, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and TORONTO -- IMAX Corporation IMAX -1.01% CA:IMX -0.90% , one of the world's leading entertainment and technology companies, and Lionsgate LGF +1.17% , a leading global entertainment company, today announced that Lionsgate's blockbuster film The Hunger Games will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in China in 67 IMAX® digital theatres in June.

The film will be released nationwide in China, under the new revenue sharing terms outlined in the recently announced WTO agreement, in both dubbed and subtitled prints by China Film Group Corporation in conjunction with Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., with assistance from Lionsgate's promotional partner in the region, Talent International.

The Hunger Games has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and it is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office. The film is the first in a franchise based on the wildly popular trilogy of books by author Suzanne Collins, which has already generated more than 36.5 million copies in print in the United States alone and has developed a massive fan base.

"The Hunger Games launch in China underscores the franchise's continued emergence as a truly global phenomenon, and we're delighted to extend our successful partnership with IMAX around the globe to offer moviegoers in China a unique, world-class experience," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. "We're thrilled that we can introduce the film to the Chinese movie-going public in the premium IMAX format that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event."

"The Hunger Games has received critical and public acclaim and is one of the most successful franchises in recent history," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're excited that Chinese audiences will have the opportunity to experience this film in IMAX, which is the most immersive environment in cinema."

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games 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.

The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres:


China
Baotou - Baotou Qingshan Wanda IMAX
Beijing - Beijing CBD Wanda Cinema IMAX
Beijing - Beijing Huaxing UME Cinema IMAX
Beijing - Beijing Shijingshan Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changchun - Changchun Chongqing Road Wanda IMAX
Changchun - Changchun Hongqi Road Wanda IMAX
Changchun - Changchun Ouya Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changsha - Changsha Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changzhou - Changzhou Xinbei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Chengdu - Chengdu Jinhua Wanda Cinema IMAX
Chongqing - Chongqing Jinyi Starlight Cinema IMAX
Chongqing - Chongqing Lumiere Cinema IMAX
Dalian - Dalian Huafu Wanda IMAX
Daqing - Daqing Saertu Wanda IMAX
Fuzhuo - Fuzhuo Cangshan Wanda IMAX
Fuzhuo - Fuzhuo Financial Street Wanda Cinema IMAX
Fuzhuo - Fuzhuo Jinyi Baolong Cinema IMAX
Guangzhou - Guangzhou Wanda Cinema IMAX
Hangzhou - Hangzhou Broadway Cinema IMAX
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Xinyuan Cinema IMAX (Hangzhou Cinyo)
Harbin - Harbin Central Avenue Wanda IMAX
Harbin - Harbin Hengshan Wanda IMAX
Hefei - Hefei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Hohhot - Hohhot Wanda IMAX
Huai'an - Huai'an Wanda IMAX
Jinan - Jinan Wanda Cinema IMAX
Kunming - Kunming Broadway Cinema IMAX
Langfang - Langfang Wanda IMAX
Luoyang - Luoyang Wanda Cinema IMAX
Nanchang - Nanchang Bayi Wanda IMAX
Nanjing - Nanjing Hexi Wanda Cinema IMAX
Ningbo - Ningbo Jiangbei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Ningbo - Ningbo Yinzhou Wanda Cinema IMAX
Qingdao - Qingdao Wanda Cinema IMAX (Yanji Road Branch)
Sanya - Sanya Haitang Bay Wanda IMAX
Shanghai - Shanghai Jiangqiao Wanda Cinema IMAX
Shanghai - Shanghai Peace Cinema IMAX
Shanghai - Shanghai Super Brand Mall Stellar IMAX
Shanghai - Shanghai Wujiaochang Wanda IMAX
Shanghai - Shanghai Zhoupu Wanda IMAX
Shaoxing - Shaoxing Keqiao Wanda IMAX
Shenyang - Shenyang Jinyi Cloud Nine Cinema IMAX
Shenyang - Shenyang Tiexi Wanda IMAX
Shenzhen - China Film Shenzhen OCTBAY IMAX
Shenzhen - Shenzhen UA KK Mall Cinema IMAX
Shijiazhuang - Shijiazhuang Yuhua Wanda IMAX
Suzhou - Suzhou Blue Ocean Cineplex IMAX
Suzhou - Suzhou Culture + Arts Centre IMAX
Suzhou - Suzhou Jinyi Yixiang Cinema IMAX
Suzhou - Suzhou Pingjiang Wanda IMAX
Taizhou - Taizhou Wanda IMAX
Tangshan - Tangshan Wanda IMAX
Tianjin - Tianjin CGV Xingxing Cinema IMAX
Tianjin - Tianjin China Film Cinema IMAX
Tianjin - Tianjin Hedong Wanda IMAX
Tianjin - Tianjin Jinyi Aocheng Cinema IMAX
Wuhan - Wuhan Jingkai Wanda IMAX
Wuhan - Wuhan Studio City Cinema IMAX
Wuxi - Wuxi Big World Cinema IMAX
Xi'ian - Xi'an Da Ming Palace IMAX
Xi'ian - Xi'an Jiefang Road Wanda IMAX
Xiamen - Xiamen Huli Wanda Cinema IMAX
Xiangyang - Xiangyang Wanda IMAX
Yichang - Yichang Wanda IMAX
Yinchuan - Yinchuan Jinfeng Wanda IMAX
Zhengzhou - Zhengzhou Zhongyuan Wanda IMAX
Zhenjiang - Zhenjiang Wanda Cinema IMAX

 

Please check local listings or IMAX.cn for final theatre listings, launch dates and show times.

 


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