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NCM® Fathom Events Announces Classic Film Series Presented by Turner Classic Movies on July 12, 2012

Centennial, Colo. -- NCM® Fathom Events, the alternative entertainment division of National CineMedia, is collaborating with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to present a classic film series from Universal Pictures exclusively in select movie theaters nationwide beginning this fall, announced Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. Fathom Events and TCM will kick off the ongoing series with four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary:

• "The Birds" - Wednesday, Sept. 19
• "Frankenstein" & "The Bride of Frankenstein" (double feature) - Wednesday, Oct. 24
• "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Thursday, Nov. 15

The series will be introduced on-screen by TCM host, film historian and author Robert Osborne. Osborne will take audiences behind the scenes for each of these American classics, with exclusive interviews conducted at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival.

"Fathom Events has experienced great success in bringing classic anniversary events to movie theaters around the country over the past several years," said Maxwell. "This agreement with TCM enables us to offer audiences a chance to experience these four classics on the big screen once again."

The "TCM Classic Movies Series" will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Tickets to the series will be available beginning Friday, July 27. Visit www.FathomEvents.com to learn more.

"Through our alliance with Fathom Events, TCM is able to bring classic films to movie theaters across the country, introducing new generations to some of Hollywood's great cinematic masterpieces," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation, general manager of festivals for TCM, TBS and TNT. "This partnership also demonstrates how TCM is able to reach beyond the television screen and connect with our community of movie lovers no matter where they may be."

Fathom Events and TCM presented beloved classics "The Wizard of Oz" in 2009, "West Side Story" in 2011 and "Casablanca" in March 2012 to sold-out theaters across the country and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of "Singin' in the Rain" in select theaters on Thursday, July 12.

Fathom Events is a leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide since 2002 including live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, sports, music, Broadway and many other unique entertainment presentations.

 

International Box Office Update: 'Ice Age 4' Dominates In 38 Countries on July 10, 2012

ice_age.jpgInternational moviegoers love Scrat.

The mischievous squirrel helped Ice Age: Continental Drift finish in first place in 38 countries this past weekend. With more than $200 million in the bank internationally, Continental Drift is well on its way to matching the $687.1 million haul of 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

This week's oddity is definitely Ted's #1 finish in Australia. It seems Aussies prefers talking stuffed animals to talking real animals.

International Grosses from July 6 - July 8, 2012:

Argentina

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $3,853,825 from 263 locations. Location avg. = $14,653. Territory cume = $9,536,638

Australia

Ted: $8,965,017 from 365 locations. Location avg. = $24,562. Territory cume = $13,461,049

Austria

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,343,158 from 100 locations. Location avg. = $13,432. Territory cume = $2,292,084

Belgium

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,044,605 from 160 locations. Location avg. = $6,529. Territory cume = $2,238,591

Bolivia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $270,448 from 26 locations. Location avg. = $10,402. Territory cume = $827,000

Brazil

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $5,575,785 from 899 locations. Location avg. = $6,202. Territory cume = $19,287,204

Bulgaria

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $287,917 from 41 locations. Location avg. = $7,022. Territory cume = $287,917

Chile

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,615,502 from 143 locations. Location avg. = $11,298. Territory cume = $4,959,616

Colombia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $2,051,123 from 285 locations. Location avg. = $7,197. Territory cume = $7,866,503

Croatia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $182,494 from 31 locations. Location avg. = $5,887. Territory cume = $182,494

Czech Republic

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $364,541 from 72 locations. Location avg. = $5,063. Territory cume = $1,387,685

Denmark

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $541,726 from 207 locations. Location avg. = $2,617. Territory cume = $1,639,861

Ecuador

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $544,280 from 89 locations. Location avg. = $6,116. Territory cume = $1,950,147

Egypt

The Amazing Spider-Man: $123,594 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $15,449. Territory cume = $123,594

Estonia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $215,477 from 14 locations. Location avg. = $15,391. Territory cume = $215,477

Finland

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $325,962 from 189 locations. Location avg. = $1,725. Territory cume = $1,471,186

France

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $9,456,081 from 841 locations. Location avg. = $11,244. Territory cume = $25,014,649

Germany

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $11,435,048 from 820 locations. Location avg. = $13,945. Territory cume = $15,109,222

Greece

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $671,741 from 138 locations. Location avg. = $4,868. Territory cume = $671,741

Holland

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,493,971 from 277 locations. Location avg. = $5,393. Territory cume = $2,749,243

Hong Kong

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $1,291,613 from 87 locations. Location avg. = $14,846. Territory cume = $5,078,835

Hungary

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $580,901 from 62 locations. Location avg. = $9,369. Territory cume = $580,901

Iceland

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $48,937 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $95,851. Territory cume = $95,851

Indonesia

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $2,848,953 from 327 locations. Location avg. = $8,712. Territory cume = $1,333,632

Israel

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $418,459 from 43 locations. Location avg. = $9,732. Territory cume = $399,955

Italy

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $2,054,918 from 486 locations. Location avg. = $4,228. Territory cume = $3,408,348

Japan

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $3,292,313 from 598 locations. Location avg. = $5,006. Territory cume = $15,504,469

Kenya

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $35,191 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $8,798. Territory cume = $35,191.

Korea

Yeongasi (Deranged): $7,166,632 from 756 locations. Location avg. = $9,480. Territory cume = $8,361,474.

Kuwait

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $430,320 from 10 locations. Location avg. = $43,032. Territory cume = $430,320.

Latvia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $92,526 from 22 locations. Location avg. = $4,206. Territory cume = $92,526.

Lebanon

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $187,794 from 13 locations. Location avg. = $14,446. Territory cume = $187,794.

Lithuania

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $113,108 from 20 locations. Location avg. = $5,655. Territory cume = $216,384.

Malaysia

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $2,383,806 from 169 locations. Location avg. = $14,105. Territory cume = $2,383,806.

Mexico

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $6,570,854 from 2,008 locations. Location avg. = $3,272. Territory cume = $27,153,464.

New Zealand

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $741,520 from 140 locations. Location avg. = $5,297. Territory cume = $1,928,920.

Nigeria

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $49,280 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $6,160. Territory cume = $49,280.

Norway

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,156,972 from 130 locations. Location avg. = $8,900. Territory cume = $5,044,035.

Oman

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $92,686 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $23,171. Territory cume = $92,686.

Peru

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,540,605 from 185 locations. Location avg. = $8,328. Territory cume = $5,548,560.

Philippines

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $1,708,523 from 265 locations. Location avg. = $6,447. Territory cume = $4,736,747.

Poland

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,525,558 from 271 locations. Location avg. = $5,629. Territory cume = $1,814,705.

Portugal

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $632,721 from 118 locations. Location avg. = $5,362. Territory cume = $1,766,826.

Qatar

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $56,863 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $18,954. Territory cume = $56,863.

Romania

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $326,511 from 67 locations. Location avg. = $4,873. Territory cume = $326,511.

Russia

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $6,682,550 from 714 locations. Location avg. = $9,359. Territory cume = $6,682,550.

Serbia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $54,638 from 26 locations. Location avg. = $2,101. Territory cume = $110,263.

Singapore

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $1,203,030 from 88 locations. Location avg. = $13,671. Territory cume = $3,684,550.

Slovakia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $171,826 from 24 locations. Location avg. = $7,159. Territory cume = $612,547.

Slovenia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $112,954 from 30 locations. Location avg. = $3,765. Territory cume = $159,991.

South Africa

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $572,639 from 103 locations. Location avg. = $5,660. Territory cume = $1,807,687.

Spain

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $2,668,549 from 647 locations. Location avg. = $4,124. Territory cume = $9,034,938.

Sweden

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $988,519 from 165 locations. Location avg. = $5,991. Territory cume = $988,519.

Switzerland (Fr.)

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $468,724 from 50 locations. Location avg. = $9,374. Territory cume = $1,395,717.

Switzerland (Ger.)

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,675,995 from 133 locations. Location avg. = $12,601. Territory cume = $2,415,399.

Taiwan

Ted: $1,212,138 from 55 locations. Location avg. = $22,039. Territory cume = $1,902,896.

Thailand

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $674,037 from 160 locations. Location avg. = $4,213. Territory cume = $2,467,534.

Turkey

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,139,332 from 381 locations. Location avg. = $2,990. Territory cume = $3,914,098.

Ukraine

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $499,354 from 89 locations. Location avg. = $5,611. Territory cume = $499,354.

United Arab Emirates

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $1,284,547 from 46 locations. Location avg. = $27,925. Territory cume = $1,284,547.

United Kingdom

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $5,952,211 from 827 locations. Location avg. = $7,197. Territory cume = $9,965,197.

Uruguay

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $184,581 from 2 locations. Location avg. = $92,291. Territory cume = $412,679.

Venezuela

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $714,654 from 38 locations. Location avg. = $18,807. Territory cume = $714,654.

Vietnam

Brave: $315,935 from 52 locations. Location avg. = $6,076. Territory cume = $315,935.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN CAST AS PLUTARCH HEAVENSBEE IN LIONSGATE’S 'THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE' on July 09, 2012

Santa Monica, CA -- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES:CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.

The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of "Death of a Salesman" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and the indie film "A Late Quartet" alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. More recent films include "Moneyball," "The Ides of March" and "Jack Goes Boating" which marked Hoffman's feature directorial debut.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

 

International Box Office Update: 'Ice Age 4' Dominates In 27 Territories on July 03, 2012

iceagegross.pngIce Age: Continental Drift scored #1 openings in 27 territories this past weekend. The animated flick has big shoes to fill considering that its predecessor, 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, raked in a staggering $687.1 million internationallybut this is a great start. The fact that Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted is still competitive in a lot of territories makes the opening even more impressive.

International audiences embraced the 3D version of The Amazing Spider-Man. Sony's reboot scored key victories in Austria, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

The oddity of the weekend? That's easy: What to Expect When You're Expecting was #1 in Poland.

International Grosses from June 29 - July 1, 2012:

Australia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $4,748,725 from 490 locations. Location avg. = $9,691. Territory cume = $,6076,382

Austria

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $265,544 from 73 locations. Location avg. = $3,638. Territory cume = $337,574

Belgium

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $901,852 from 160 locations. Location avg. = $5,637. Territory cume = $959,436

Bolivia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $355,311 from 23 locations. Location avg. = $15,448. Territory cume = $355,311

Brazil

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $6,122,159 from 1,012 locations. Location avg. = $6,050. Territory cume = $6,122,659

Bulgaria

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $18,785 from 11 locations. Location avg. = $1,708. Territory cume = $336,890

Croatia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $51,587 from 26 locations. Location avg. = $1,984. Territory cume = $462,335

Czech Republic

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $672,016 from 122 locations. Location avg. = $6,000. Territory cume = $677,275

Denmark

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $708,338 from 224 locations. Location avg. = $3,162. Territory cume = $745,509

Ecuador

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $929,900 from 89 locations. Location avg. = $10,448. Territory cume = $929,900

Egypt

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $54,883 from 10 locations. Location avg. = $5,488. Territory cume = $208,627

Estonia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $33,498 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $4,785. Territory cume = $338,681

Finland

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $688,939 from 190 locations. Location avg. = $3,626. Territory cume = $695,846

France

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $12,763,644 from 841 locations. Location avg. = $15,177. Territory cume = $12,763,644

Germany

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $3,487,793 from 690 locations. Location avg. = $5,055. Territory cume = $3,799,061

Greece

The Lucky One: $59,345 from 31 locations. Location avg. = $1,914. Territory cume = $257,501

Holland

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $570,144 from 104 locations. Location avg. = $5,482. Territory cume = $628,092

Hong Kong

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $2,355,873 from 126 locations. Location avg. = $18,697. Territory cume = $2,355,873

Hungary

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $165,990 from 62 locations. Location avg. = $2,677. Territory cume = $1,092,374

Iceland

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $23,263 from 12 locations. Location avg. = $1,939. Territory cume = $125,459

Indonesia

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $458,212 from 97 locations. Location avg. = $4,724. Territory cume = $1,659,060

Israel

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $399,955 from 63 locations. Location avg. = $6,348. Territory cume = $399,955

Italy

The Dictator: $252,056 from 287 locations. Location avg. = $878. Territory cume = $2,231,261

Japan

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $5,251,893 from 598 locations. Location avg. = $8,782. Territory cume = $9,055,363

Korea

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $5,875,532 from 788 locations. Location avg. = $7,456. Territory cume = $6,996,367.

Kuwait

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $194,742 from 14 locations. Location avg. = $13,910. Territory cume = $194,742.

Latvia

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $29,094 from 8 locations. Location avg. = $3,637. Territory cume = $29,094.

Lebanon

Men In Black 3 (2D): $6,637 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $2,212. Territory cume = $21,129.

Lithuania

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $38,294 from 20 locations. Location avg. = $7,766. Territory cume = $502,582.

Malaysia

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $546,631 from 136 locations. Location avg. = $4,019. Territory cume = $1,743,902.

Mexico

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $11,462,936 from 2,611 locations. Location avg. = $4,390. Territory cume = $12,999,244.

New Zealand

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $456,713 from 169 locations. Location avg. = $2,702. Territory cume = $456,713.

Nigeria

Think Like A Man: $30,470 from 7 locations. Location avg. = $4,353. Territory cume = $92,488.

Norway

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $2,417,905 from 158 locations. Location avg. = $15,303. Territory cume = $2,438,119.

Oman

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $24,811 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $8,270. Territory cume = $24,811.

Peru

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $2,937,975 from 260 locations. Location avg. = $11,300. Territory cume = $2,937,975.

Philippines

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $2,375,724 from 436 locations. Location avg. = $5,449. Territory cume = $2,375,724.

Poland

What to Expect When You're Expecting: $123,900 from 123 locations. Location avg. = $1,007. Territory cume = $571,259.

Portugal

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $763,152 from 118 locations. Location avg. = $6,467. Territory cume = $763,152.

Qatar

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $46,699 from 3 locations. Location avg. = $15,566. Territory cume = $46,699.

Romania

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $70,247 from 60 locations. Location avg. = $1,171. Territory cume = $629,146.

Russia

The Amazing Spider-Man (IMAX): $583,582 from 21 locations. Location avg. = $27,790. Territory cume = $583,582.

Serbia

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $11,611 from 18 locations. Location avg. = $645. Territory cume = $122,992.

Singapore

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $1,756,605 from 88 locations. Location avg. = $19,961. Territory cume = $1,758,143.

Slovakia

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $289,703 from 30 locations. Location avg. = $9,657. Territory cume = $289,703.

Slovenia

Prometheus: $7,423 from 14 locations. Location avg. = $530. Territory cume = $121,440.

South Africa

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $635,848 from 104 locations. Location avg. = $6,114. Territory cume = $635,848.

Spain

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $3,473,095 from 771 locations. Location avg. = $4,505. Territory cume = $3,480,386.

Suriname

That's My Boy: $1,913 from 1 location. Location avg. = $1,913. Territory cume = $5,786.

Sweden

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,284,411 from 200 locations. Location avg. = $6,422. Territory cume = $2,100,255.

Switzerland (Fr.)

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $595,691 from 45 locations. Location avg. = $13,238. Territory cume = $663,439.

Switzerland (Ger.)

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $278,302 from 74 locations. Location avg. = $3,761. Territory cume = $278,302.

Switzerland (Itl.)

Men In Black 3 (3D): $440 from 2 locations. Location avg. = $220. Territory cume = $87,293.

Taiwan

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $1,034,440 from 137 locations. Location avg. = $7,551. Territory cume = $1,411,062.

Thailand

The Amazing Spider-Man (2D): $1,309,574 from 246 locations. Location avg. = $5,323. Territory cume = $1,309,574.

Trinidad & Tobago

That's My Boy: $8,564 from 4 locations. Location avg. = $2,141. Territory cume = $46,540.

Turkey

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,526,826 from 195 locations. Location avg. = $7,830. Territory cume = $1,526,826.

Ukraine

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $353,994 from 128 locations. Location avg. = $2,766. Territory cume = $353,994.

United Arab Emirates

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,279,297 from 68 locations. Location avg. = $18,813. Territory cume = $1,279,297.

United Kingdom

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $1,310,811 from 134 locations. Location avg. = $9,782. Territory cume = $1,310,811.

Uruguay

Ice Age: Continental Drift: $183,729 from 19 locations. Location avg. = $9,670. Territory cume = $183,729.

Venezuela

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $1,146,333 from 112 locations. Location avg. = $10,235. Territory cume = $7,739,025.

Vietnam

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D): $294,720 from 30 locations. Location avg. = $9,824. Territory cume = $294,720.

 


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