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Regal Entertainment Group Theatres Open "All Knight Long" for Conclusion of 'Dark Knight' Trilogy on June 27, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the United States, announces continuous shows around the clock at select locations for "The Dark Knight Rises." In response to high demand for advance tickets, Regal is adding more than 24 hours of continuous screenings at 32 theatres. So far Regal has sold out more than 100 auditoriums for "The Dark Knight Rises" but plenty of tickets are still available. Regal Entertainment Group will continue to add screens and showtimes to accommodate demand as the film's opening date of July 20 nears.

"Weeks before the film's opening, Regal is already seeing incredible interest by Dark Knight fans for premium experiences such as IMAX. To accommodate, Regal Entertainment Group is adding showtimes throughout the night at many of our theatres for Regal's All Knight Long movie event," stated Greg Dunn, President and COO of Regal Entertainment Group. "Our digital cinema platform allows us to quickly add auditoriums in response to the increasing demand for tickets to the midnight premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises'."

Several Regal Entertainment Group theatres have added shows to extend the All Knight Long screenings throughout the entire weekend. Markets where Regal is offering 72 hours of continuous shows include: Albany, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The continuous schedules are only briefly interrupted for staff to prepare buildings for the next audience.

Regal's Dark Knight Marathon is also available for Batman fans to enjoy the entire trilogy on July 19th for only $25. For more information: www.regmovies.com/Dark_Knight_Marathon.aspx

Tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" are available at the box office, REGmovies.com and through the Regal Mobile App now available for iPhone and Android users.

Regal Entertainment Group theatres participating in the All Knight Long continuous screenings include:
DMA Brand Theatre Name
Albany, NY REGAL CROSSGATES STADIUM 18 & IMAX
Chicago, IL REGAL CANTERA STADIUM 17 & RPX
Chicago, IL REGAL CITY NORTH STADIUM 14 & RPX
Chicago, IL REGAL LINCOLNSHIRE STADIUM 21 & IMAX
Cleveland, OH REGAL CROCKER PARK STADIUM 16 & IMAX
Denver, CO UA COLORADO CENTER STADIUM 9 & IMAX
Eugene, OR REGAL VALLEY RIVER CENTER STADIUM 15 & IMAX
Fresno, CA EDWARDS FRESNO STADIUM 22 & IMAX
Houston, TX EDWARDS HOUSTON MARQ'E STADIUM 23 & IMAX
Las Vegas, NV REGAL ALIANTE STATION STADIUM 16 & IMAX
Las Vegas, NV REGAL RED ROCK STADIUM 16 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE STADIUM 14 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS CAMARILLO PALACE STADIUM 12 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS IRVINE SPECTRUM 21 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS LONG BEACH STADIUM 26 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS ONTARIO PALACE STADIUM 22 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA REGAL SIMI VALLEY CIVIC CENTER STADIUM 16 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA EDWARDS VALENCIA STADIUM 12 & IMAX
Nashville, TN REGAL OPRY MILLS STADIUM 20 & IMAX
New York, NY REGAL DEER PARK STADIUM 16 & IMAX
New York, NY REGAL NEW ROC STADIUM 18 & IMAX
New York, NY UA SHEEPSHEAD BAY STADIUM 14 & IMAX
New York, NY UA WESTBURY STADIUM 12 & IMAX
Orlando, FL REGAL POINTE ORLANDO STADIUM 20 & IMAX
Philadelphia, PA UA KING OF PRUSSIA STADIUM 16 & IMAX
Philadelphia, PA REGAL WARRINGTON CROSSING STADIUM 22 & IMAX
Portland, OR REGAL BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE STADIUM 18 & IMAX
Portland, OR REGAL LLOYD CENTER 10 & IMAX
Sacramento, CA REGAL EL DORADO HILLS STADIUM 14 & IMAX
San Francisco, CA REGAL HACIENDA CROSSINGS STADIUM 20 & IMAX
Seattle, WA REGAL THORNTON PLACE STADIUM 14 & IMAX
Washington, DC REGAL MAJESTIC STADIUM 20 & IMAX

 

International Box Office Update: 'Madagascar 3' Holds #1 Spot In 30 Countries on June 27, 2012

madagascar3review.pngTalking animals continued to dominate the world this past weekend as Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted retained the #1 spot in 30 countries. Snow White and the Huntsman also had a strong presence thanks to #1 finishes in key territories such as Australia, Belgium, Holland, New Zealand and Finland. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter posted #1 debuts in the UK, Kuwait, Malaysia and Indonesia.

International grosses for the weekend of June 22-24, 2012:

Argentina

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $2,225,593 from 234 locations. Location avg. = $9,511. Territory cume = $11,466,847

Australia

Snow White and the Huntsman: $6,009,473 from 379 locations. Location avg. = $15,856. Territory cume = N/A

Austria

Snow White and the Huntsman: $90,243 from 82 locations. Location avg. = $1,101. Territory cume = $1,483,631

Belgium

Snow White and the Huntsman: $573,344 from 65 locations. Location avg. = $8,821. Territory cume = $1,607,185

Bolivia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $90,703 from 17 locations. Location avg. = $5,335. Territory cume = $514,978

Brazil

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $2,943,545 from 822 locations. Location avg. = $3,581. Territory cume = $22,589,282

Bulgaria

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $32,876 from 12 locations. Location avg. = $2,740. Territory cume = $291,798

Chile

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $622,696 from 106 locations. Location avg. = $5,874. Territory cume = $2,727,152

Croatia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $54,880 from 28 locations. Location avg. = $10,153. Territory cume = $371,060

Czech Republic

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $280,560 from 77 locations. Location avg. = $3,644. Territory cume = $1,037,708

Denmark

Snow White and the Huntsman: $145,436 from 53 locations. Location avg. = $2,744. Territory cume = $1,072,106

Ecuador

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $391,776 from 60 locations. Location avg. = $6,530. Territory cume = $2,132,669

Egypt

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $56,569 from 10 locations. Location avg. = $5,657. Territory cume = $133,341

Estonia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $38,671 from 9 locations. Location avg. = $4,297. Territory cume = $248,288

Finland

Snow White and the Huntsman: $32,733 from 60 locations. Location avg. = $32,733. Territory cume = $672,441

France

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $3,444,955 from 685 locations. Location avg. = $5,029. Territory cume = $18,794,925

Germany

Men in Black (3D): $962,072 from 555 locations. Location avg. = $1,733. Territory cume = $19,379,950

Greece

The Lucky One: $110,379 from 40 locations. Location avg. = $2,759. Territory cume = $110,379

Holland

Snow White and the Huntsman: $523,115 from 100 locations. Location avg. = $5,231. Territory cume = $2,327,186

Hong Kong

Che Sau (Motorway): $927,145 from 51 locations. Location avg. = $18,179. Territory cume = $927,145

Hungary

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $269,689 from 62 locations. Location avg. = $4,350. Territory cume = $780,003

Iceland

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $23,345 from 12 locations. Location avg. = $1,945. Territory cume = $91,367

Indonesia

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $589,119 from 111 locations. Location avg. = $5,307. Territory cume = $589,119

Israel

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $380,665 from 43 locations. Location avg. = $8,853. Territory cume = $380,665

Italy

The Dictator: $392,015 from 336 locations. Location avg. = $1,167. Territory cume = $1,685,769

Japan

Snow White and the Huntsman: $2,538,108 from 571 locations. Location avg. = $4,445. Territory cume = $10,938,964

Kenya

Think Like A Man: $10,938 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $1,823. Territory cume = $10,938.

Korea

Miss Go Project: $1,720,789 from 439 locations. Location avg. = $3,920. Territory cume = $2,091,986.

Kuwait

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $108,627 from 11 locations. Location avg. = $9,875. Territory cume = $108,627.

Latvia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $30,799 from 15 locations. Location avg. = $2,053. Territory cume = $288,397.

Lebanon

Men In Black 3 (3D): $5,086 from 1 location. Location avg. = $5,086. Territory cume = $196,469.

Lithuania

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $69,586 from 20 locations. Location avg. = $3,479. Territory cume = $368,177.

Malaysia

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $887,307 from 142 locations. Location avg. = $6,249. Territory cume = $887,307.

Mexico

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $3,696,557 from 1,609 locations. Location avg. = $2,297. Territory cume = $20,183,583.

New Zealand

Snow White and the Huntsman: $647,802 from 90 locations. Location avg. = $7,198. Territory cume = $669,638.

Nigeria

Think Like A Man: $35,464 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $5,911. Territory cume = $35,464.

Norway

Snow White and the Huntsman: $158,174 from 95 locations. Location avg. = $1,665. Territory cume = $1,314,796.

Oman

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $25,177 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $8,392. Territory cume = $25,177.

Peru

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $791,476 from 102 locations. Location avg. = $7,760. Territory cume = $4,079,034.

Philippines

Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyerne: $511,847 from 120 locations. Location avg. = $4,265. Territory cume = $2,260,179

Poland

What to Expect When You're Expecting: $183,449 from 115 locations. Location avg. = $1,595. Territory cume = $236,477.

Portugal

Prometheus: $86,059 from 68 locations. Location avg. = $1,266. Territory cume = $736,430.

Romania

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $128,076 from 63 locations. Location avg. = $2,033. Territory cume = $479,108.

Russia

Men In Black 3 (3D): $87,950 from 94 locations. Location avg. = $936. Territory cume = $9,816,806.

Serbia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $22,319 from 18 locations. Location avg. = $1,240. Territory cume = $88,585.

Singapore

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $639,298 from 37 locations. Location avg. = $17,278. Territory cume = $4,266,249.

Slovakia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $106,201 from 22 locations. Location avg. = $4,827. Territory cume = $403,716.

Slovenia

Prometheus: $10,869 from 14 locations. Location avg. = $776. Territory cume = $101,225.

South Africa

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $558,651 from 93 locations. Location avg. = $6,007. Territory cume = $1,295,818.

Spain

Tengo Ganas De Ti (I Want You): $3,813,618 from 525 locations. Location avg. = $7,264. Territory cume = $4,058,223.

Suriname

Men In Black 3 (3D): $1,488 from 1 location. Location avg. = $1,488. Territory cume = $37,442.

Sweden

Snow White and the Huntsman: $450,731 from 91 locations. Location avg. = $4,953. Territory cume = $1,967,494.

Switzerland (Fr.)

The Dictator: $101,943 from 24 locations. Location avg. = $4,248. Territory cume = $137,587.

Switzerland (Ger.)

Snow White and the Huntsman: $66,568 from 35 locations. Location avg. = $1,902. Territory cume = $882,297.

Switzerland (Itl.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $1,240 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $310. Territory cume = $85,435.

Taiwan

Streetdance 2 (3D): $470,241 from 51 locations. Location avg. = $9,220. Territory cume = $674,604.

Thailand

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $220,977 from 68 locations. Location avg. = $3,250. Territory cume = $1,281,240.

Trinidad & Tobago

That's My Boy: $12,735 from 6 locations. Location avg. = $2,123. Territory cume = $34,785.

Turkey

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $269,425 from 216 locations. Location avg. = $1,247. Territory cume = $2,047,242.

Ukraine

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $444,465 from 150 locations. Location avg. = $2,963. Territory cume = $3,821,266.

United Arab Emirates

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $782,064 from 48 locations. Location avg. = $16,293. Territory cume = $2,671,327.

United Kingdom

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $1,719,299 from 460 locations. Location avg. = $3,738. Territory cume = $1,719,299.

Uruguay

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $143,739 from 20 locations. Location avg. = $7,187. Territory cume = $650,074.

Venezuela

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $1,175,481 from 97 locations. Location avg. = $12,118. Territory cume = $5,743,563.

Vietnam

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $167,504 from 37 locations. Location avg. = $4,527. Territory cume = $1,520,787.

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Steven Soderbergh Defies Expectations With 'Magic Mike' on June 26, 2012

soderberghmagicmike.pngBy Phil Contrino

We have a movie-themed social experiment to recommend this week.

Walk up to a group of women who are discussing Magic Mikeit shouldn't be hard to findand follow this script:

"Hey, do you remember the movie Contagion? It's the creepy virus thriller that came out last fall."

Someone in the group is bound to remember at least seeing the trailer.

"Well, Magic Mike is from the same director."

Now soak up the confused looks and walk away.

If you sat down to make a list of directors who were least likely to helm a film about male strippers, Steven Soderbergh would rank close to the top. The 49-year-old Oscar winner is known for socially-aware flicks such as Traffic, Erin Brockovich, The Informant! and Contagion. When he feels like having fun, he directs another sequel to Ocean's 11. Yet all it took was an impassioned pitch by Tatum for Magic Mike on the set of Soderbergh's Haywire to grab the director's interest.

Even though Soderbergh's pedigree is impeccable, Warner Bros. has wisely decided not to focus the marketing campaign for Magic Mike on him. After all, you don't need a degree in marketing to understand that the words "from the director of Traffic and Contagion" don't exactly correspond to a night of escapism at the movies with the girls.

Soderbergh's decision to defy expectations with Magic Mike may end up giving him one of his biggest financial successes. The director's biggest hitno surprise hereremains Ocean's 11 with $183 million ($257.1 million when adjusted for inflation). He's cracked the $100 million domestic mark four other times: Traffic ($124.1 million/$182.4 million adjusted); Erin Brockovich ($125.6 million/$184.5 million adjusted); Ocean's Twelve ($125.5 million/$160.1 million adjusted) and Ocean's 13 ($117.2 million/$134.9 million adjusted). If Magic Mike turns into the kind of movie that women obsessively see multiple times in theaters, then Soderbergh could be looking at his 6th $100 million film. At the very least, Magic Mike could matchor exceedContagion's $76 million domestic haul.

Why are expectations for Magic Mike so high? That's easy: Channing Tatum. 2012 is Tatum's year. In February, The Vow became the go-to choice for couples around the world and it made $194.6 million worldwide thanks to that distinction. One month later, 21 Jump Street rode a wave of glowing reviewsfrom both critics and casual moviegoersto take in $195.6 million worldwide. Now, with Magic Mike, Tatum is set to truly capitalize on his status as a sex symbol.

Critics are also on Magic Mike's side. In his 4 star review for Boxofffice, Mark Olsen writes that, "By way of sleight-of-hand, Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike both is and isn't the freewheeling, fun-loving, male stripper extravaganza its trailers peddle." David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter compares the film to Boogie Nights in his rave review.

Will a successful theatrical run for Magic Mike make it difficult for Soderbergh to step away from filmmaking? The director has toyed with taking a sabbatical from directing to pursue painting. The strange thing is he isn't acting like a guy who's trying to take a break from his profession. He has The Bitter Pill, a film that examines the dangers of subscription medicine, due out in February 2013. He's also working on an ambitious Liberace biopic with Michael Douglas in the title role.

Soderbergh's diverse career makes him one of the most interesting director's working today. Here's hoping he takes on painting in his spare time between film projects.


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