Archive for May, 2012

China’s Wanda Group to buy AMC

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Bloomberg reports: China's largest entertainment group agreed to buy AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. for $2.6 billion including debt, expanding into the U.S. to create the world's biggest cinema owner. The deal by Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by billionaire real-estate developer Wang Jianlin, marks the largest-ever buyout of a U.S. company by a ...

Columbia Pictures’ Men In Black™ 3 Blasts Into IMAX® Theatres Friday

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), and Columbia Pictures today announced that the action comedy Men in Black™ 3 will be released in the immersive IMAX® format in 474 theatres worldwide beginning Friday, May 25, simultaneous with the film's North American wide ...

Flying Monsters 3D Surpasses $5 Million In Worldwide Gross Box Office

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2012) -- "Flying Monsters 3D," a state-of-the-art adventure film that immerses audiences in the world of prehistoric pterosaurs, has surpassed $5 million in total worldwide gross box office, National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) has announced. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions in association with Sky 3D, and written ...

New Skyfall teaser poster

Friday, May 18th, 2012

A new teaser poster for Skyfall has been released. Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 ...

Riverfront Wilmington Adds Westin Hotel and Penn Cinema IMAX Theater

Friday, May 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del., May 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Riverfront Wilmington, already home to a thriving neighborhood, flourishing employment center and popular cultural attractions, will add a premier Westin hotel and a state-of-the-art Penn Cinema movie theater complex with IMAX theater. The Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors approved the ...

New image from Prometheus

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Check out this new film still from upcoming sci-fi thriller Prometheus. Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them ...

IMAX gets flexible Hollywood movie slate

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter writes: Giant screen exhibitor Imax Corp. increasingly gets agreement from Hollywood studios to swap a box office dud committed to its screens for a juggernaut more likely to draw foot traffic. “We’ve learned to have back-ups,” Imax CEO Richard Gelfond told the J.P. Morgan Global Technology Media and Telecom ...

Wilmington, NC to get digital IMAX

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal reports: A popular motion picture film concept will soon be debuting at the Mayfaire Stadium 16 movie theatre. Paige Kon, Mayfaire marketing director, said the town center’s development office was notified last week of Regal Theatre’s plans to convert one of its theatre screens into an ...

IMAX mid-quarter box office collects $96.5M

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

DailyFinance writes: IMAX (NYS: IMAX) is in a good place right now. The company behind the supersized theatrical experiences issued its mid-quarter box office update yesterday. The gross box office receipts collected during this quarter on IMAX screenings -- through May 13 -- was roughly $96.5 million, nearly triple the $32.6 million in ...

New Men in Black 3 featurette featuring Will Smith

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

A new featurette for Men in Black 3 has been released focusing on Will Smith's Agent J. In Men In Black™ 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back ... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, ...