Movie Continues to Draw Big Crowds at IMAX(R)Theatres in Seventh Week
LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX:IMX)
and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that The Dark Knight: The IMAX
Experience has crossed the $55 million mark in worldwide gross box office
receipts after its seventh week of release. As of Friday, the film reached a
total of $43.2 million from 101 IMAX screens domestically and $12 million from
41 IMAX screens internationally.
"The exceptional box office performance of The Dark Night in IMAX(R)
theatres is contributing to the film's very strong legs and fantastic summer
theatrical run," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner
Bros. Pictures. "Many repeat customers are experiencing the film in IMAX
"Chris Nolan's innovative vision is taking IMAX's format to new heights,
and his film's impact on ticket sales is unprecedented," said IMAX Co-Chairmen
and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "The ability to cross
this milestone so quickly shows us that more people are visiting IMAX theatres
than ever before, underscoring the real potential and appetite for The IMAX
"There's no stopping The Dark Knight," added Greg Foster, Chairman and
President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Thanks to a strong marketing campaign
and release strategy from Warner Bros. Pictures, as well as an exceptionally
well-made movie from Chris Nolan, IMAX theatres have been selling out shows
all summer long. We're grateful to our partners, for incorporating IMAX into
the design of this extraordinary film."
The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience features six sequences filmed with
IMAX cameras, which marks the first time ever that a major feature film has
been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary
integration of the two film formats.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology
companies, specializing in digital and film-based motion picture technologies.
The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful
theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the
globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations
using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the
Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to
digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the
unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R). IMAX's
renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest
screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for
extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of
June 30, 2008, there were 302 IMAX theatres operating in 40 countries.
IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R), IMAX(R) MPX(R), and The IMAX
Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the
Company can be found at www.imax.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on
management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks
and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from
future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements.
Important factors that could affect these statements include ongoing
discussions with the SEC and OSC relating to their ongoing inquiries and the
Company's accounting, the performance of films, the signing of theatre system
agreements, the viability of new technologies, businesses and products, the
timing of theatre system deliveries, the mix of theatre systems shipped, the
timing of the recognition of revenues and expenses on film production and
distribution agreements, risks arising from potential material weaknesses in
internal control over financial reporting and fluctuations in foreign currency
and in the large format, general commercial exhibition and out-of-home
entertainment markets. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are
discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most
recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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