aug29.pngFriday Update #1: Sources report that As Above So Below conjured up an estimated $470,000 from Thursday, a decent start considering the film's modest $5 million production budget. The opening night performance is in line with Oculus' $480,000 Thursday night start back in April. That film went on to earn $12 million over opening weekend. With Labor Day extending As Above's frame into four days, the Universal horror/thriller should land around a similar mark.

More to come.

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regalentertainmentgroup.pngGet Your Regal Ticket and be among the First to Own "Dolphin Tale 2" on Digital HD and Instantly Own the Original "Dolphin Tale" on Digital HD

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is celebrating the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale 2" with a great family value offer. With the purchase of a ticket to the new movie, guests can upgrade to the Regal SuperTicket for only $20 more and receive early access to a digital download of "Dolphin Tale 2" in high definition before the Blu-RayTM and DVD release date along with the immediate delivery of a Digital HD copy of the original film, "Dolphin Tale."

The Regal SuperTicket for "Dolphin Tale 2" will be available beginning August 29 through www.REGmovies.com/promotions/superticket, when purchasing Regal movie tickets at www.fandango.com/DT2SuperTicket, or through the Fandango and Regal mobile apps. Regal moviegoers simply choose to upgrade to a Regal SuperTicket when they purchase their movie ticket online for "Dolphin Tale 2," in theatres on September 12. Regal is the only American movie exhibitor with this exclusive offer.

"Regal prides itself on being a family friendly movie environment but this SuperTicket offer means enjoying family movies doesn't have to end when they leave our theatre," said Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "When you upgrade to the Regal SuperTicket, moviegoers can ensure that they'll be the first to own the movie and continue to enjoy it together as a family."

At only $20 above the admission price, the Regal SuperTicket is like buying one digital download movie and getting the second one free: The early-release high definition UltraViolet digital version of "Dolphin Tale 2" and the instant receipt of a high definition UltraViolet digital version of the original "Dolphin Tale."

The process for redeeming a Regal SuperTicket is easy:

After purchase online, fans will receive an email containing a unique access code, which can be redeemed for digital versions of both "Dolphin Tale" and "Dolphin Tale 2."

The high definition digital version of the original "Dolphin Tale" will be added immediately to fans' UltraViolet(TM) accounts when redeeming the access code.

About DOLPHIN TALE 2:

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.

About Digital HD with Ultraviolet:

Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Target Ticket, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

About Fandango:

Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 24,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 42 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About Regal Entertainment Group:

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,341 screens in 573 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of July 24, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

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midaugust2.jpgBy Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy retained first place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.51 million, off 42.5 percent from the same day last week. That brings the Disney/Marvel flick's domestic sum to $256.7 million and counting as it heads into Labor Day weekend. Guardians is now 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier--which, along with The LEGO Movie's $257.75 million, it will overtake as the year's top grosser before the end of Friday--and just 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's original Iron Man.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed another $1.09 million yesterday for a 55 percent week-to-week drop. The reboot has earned $149.6 million domestically in its first 20 days, 21 percent more than 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If I Stay added $1.04 million yesterday, giving it $19.5 million in the bank through 6 days of release. The drama is currently pacing 43 percent ahead of the 6-day take of The Host and 23 percent behind The Time Traveler's Wife.

Let's Be Cops brought in $0.88 million on Wednesday for a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's total haul stands at $48.3 million through 15 days, 28 percent less than Pineapple Express at the same point.

Relativity reports that The November Man posted $0.86 million in its first day of release Wednesday. By comparison, that's 49 percent behind the $1.67 million pre-Labor Day Wednesday bow of The American in 2010 and 11 percent behind the $0.97 million Wednesday opening of 2011's The Debt.

When the Game Stands Tall pulled $0.5 million yesterday to give it a 6-day cume of $10.1 million. The football drama is running 20 percent behind the pace of Draft Day.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took in $0.47 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day start of $8.2 million. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't finding its feet as it trails last year's Kick-Ass 2 by 53 percent through the same point.

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gdc.pngBIRTV, Beijing (August 28, 2014) - GDC Technology ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, has shipped over 14,000 units of its SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block® (SX-3000 IMB) globally, making it the most widely installed IMB on the market.

As the industry's first standalone IMB, the SX-3000 IMB sets the standard for simple and hassle-free digital cinema solutions. The SX-3000 IMB significantly lowers operation, maintenance and installation costs by eliminating the need for an attached server - while offering High Frame Rate ("HFR") capability in both 2D and 3D, live 3D support, digital connectivity for alternative content such as 3G HD-SDI and HDMI input with image-scaling from HD to 2K. In addition, the unit allows long distance 2K and 4K content streaming and remote access via gigabit Ethernet to simplify multiplex cinema operations.

"Global response towards the SX-3000 IMB has been overwhelming as exhibitors are actively selecting next-generation integrated media blocks to upgrade their performance for the digital age. Offering cutting-edge technology with increased operational and cost efficiency, the SX-3000 IMB fits that role perfectly," explained Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are fully committed to meeting the needs of our customers by developing digital cinema solutions that inspire and engage."

SX-3000 IMB sales have grown 2% year-on-year since its introduction in H1 2013, reinforcing GDC Technology's position as one of the world's leading digital cinema solution providers. As of July 2014, GDC Technology holds the largest share of Asia's digital cinema server and theater management system market, and is the No.1 digital cinema server provider in China, South Korea and Taiwan - with approximately 61%, 74% and 50% market share, respectively. GDC Technology is the second largest digital cinema server provider in the United States with more than 11,000 servers installed.*

*According to third party data.

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About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)

GDC Technology is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theater management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Technology's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

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By Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office once again. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was up 27 percent over Monday and down a very solid 40 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $255.23 million in 26 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $4.54 million away from surpassing the $259.77 million final domestic gross of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $1.66 million to remain in second. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch increased 28 percent over Monday and fell 53 percent from last Tuesday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $148.49 million through 19 days of release. The film is now just $1.51 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark and is set to reach the milestone on Thursday.

Warner's If I Stay held steady in third place with $1.54 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz was up a solid 21 percent over Monday, though that also represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with a five-day start of $18.48 million. That places the film essentially on par with the $18.41 million five-day take of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.30 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy was up 27 percent over Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $47.39 million through two weeks of release and is set to surpass the $50 million domestic mark on Friday.

It was a very close three-way race for fifth place on Tuesday between The Giver, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Expendables 3. The Weinstein Company's The Giver led the trio with $0.773 million, fellow Weinstein Company release Sin City: A Dame to Kill For followed in sixth with $0.765 million and Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 landed in seventh with $0.758 million. Respective total grosses stand at $28.73 million for The Expendables 3 in twelve days, at $25.17 million for The Giver in twelve days and at just $7.69 million for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in five days.

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