IMAX to release ‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ simultaneously in China

August 22, 2012 – 4:18 pm

The Hollywood Reporter writes:

Batman and Spider-man are set to clash in China.

Imax on Wednesday revealed Warner Bros. Pictures’s The Dark Knight Rises and Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spiderman will open simultaneously in China on its screens from August 27.

The clash, out of the hands of Imax as Chinese authorities direct screen traffic in that market, will see Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises open on 78 Imax screens, while Marc Webb’s Amazing Spiderman will fill 74 of its super-sized screens in China.

Both blockbuster films are expected play in China for around five weeks.

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