Gravity, Hunger Games compete for China IMAX theaters

October 24, 2013 – 11:56 am

The Hollywood Reporter writes:

Imax has another fight between dueling Hollywood blockbusters on its hands in China.

The good news for the giant screen exhibitor is Alfonso Cuaron’s space epic Gravity and Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are both getting much-coveted releases in China.

The problem is they’re set to debut on back-to-back days, with Gravity opening on Nov. 20 and the second installment in the Hunger Games franchise launching a day later.

That nearly simultaneous debut for both films makes Imax concerned that one film will cannibalize the other’s business.

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