Archive for December, 2009

Stock analyst maintains an ‘overweight’ rating on IMAX stock

Monday, December 21st, 2009

StreetInsider.com reports: Piper Jaffray maintains an 'Overweight' rating on IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq: IMAX), price target $16. Piper analyst says, "Our checks indicate IMAX may have garnered 10%+ share of Avatar's opening weekend global box office despite playing on less than 2% of screens. While the domestic opening was at the low ...

NY Times: In a Distressed Year, Hollywood Smiles

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The New York Times takes a look at how Hollywood fared this past year with a little help from such technologies as 3D and IMAX: Analysts estimate that box office revenue from 3-D has totaled $1.3 billion so far this year — not counting “Avatar,” from James Cameron, which opened on ...

New Toy Story 3 images

Monday, December 21st, 2009

A few more images from Toy Story 3 are now online. The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, ...

James Cameron’s Avatar Posts Record Opening Weekend Box Office Results in IMAX® Theatres

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Highlights Include: Largest domestic opening weekend of $9.5 million Largest international opening weekend of an estimated $4.1 million Exhibitors are adding extra IMAX shows to meet demand IMAX theatres were in 18 of the top 20 locations nationwide IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's ...

Walt Disney Studios releases 2010 preview with new images for Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Walt Disney Studios has released new images for Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3 and Tron: Legacy. All three films will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX 3D. Alice in Wonderland "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" Film Frame Helena Bonham Carter (center) ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" Film Frame (L-R) Matt ...

ABC Family to air extended Toy Story 3 clip this Sunday

Friday, December 18th, 2009

ComingSoon.net reports: ABC Family will premiere an extended clip from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 this Sunday during its airing of The Incredibles at 8:30/7:30c. The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in ...

GSCA: John Zendt Named New President and CEO of Moody Gardens

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Via GSCA: The Moody Gardens Board of Directors has announced the appointment of John A. Zendt as the President and CEO of Moody Gardens. The appointment was made to fill the vacant position left when former president Mike Riley passed away in November. Zendt has been employed by Moody Gardens for the ...

GSCA: SK Films Moves to Pinewood Toronto Studios

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Via Giant Screen Cinema Association: SK Films is pleased to announce that it has moved its corporate office to Pinewood Toronto Studios. Pinewood Toronto Studios is the newest addition to the studio group based out of the UK (most famously home to the James Bond and Harry Potter series). The ...

IMAX 3D vs. RealD vs. Dolby 3D?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

3D Vision Blog breaks down the different 3D formats you can catch at your local theater: IMAX 3D This one is the oldest of the three standards that is famous mostly because of the very big screens present in these cinemas, but they are still not very widely available around the world ...

The Detroit News: The Henry Ford relying on income

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Detroit News reports on Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum's somewhat stable economic situation: The Henry Ford, which also runs Greenfield Village and an IMAX theater, isn't in dire straits as are many arts organizations. "From what I read," said chief financial officer Denise Thal, "we are in somewhat better shape than other ...