Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Posts Strong International Opening Results in IMAX(R) Theatres

    New IMAX Theatre in Japan Ranks as Number One Screen in Country

    LOS ANGELES, June 22 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:   IMAX; TSX: IMX),
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures today announced that Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience, directed by Michael Bay and
featuring scenes filmed with IMAX(R) cameras, posted strong international
opening results, with an estimated $510,000 coming from ten IMAX(R) theatres,
for a per screen average of $51,000 during the weekend from Friday June 19
through Sunday June 21. The international IMAX release included three new IMAX
digital locations in Japan. The new 109 Cinemas IMAX Theatre in the city of
Kawasaki ranked as the highest grossing screen in the country for the film's
launch, generating over $81,000 for the weekend. The film is scheduled to open
in a record 169 IMAX theatres domestically, in conjunction with the film's
nationwide release in conventional theatres on June 24, and will ultimately
play on 230 IMAX screens worldwide.
    "We're very happy with the initial results internationally, and we're
particularly happy that the expanding IMAX network is enabling more people to
celebrate the launch of the film with the premium IMAX experience," said
Andrew Cripps, President of Paramount Pictures International. "The film looks
and sounds incredible in IMAX and we look forward to reaching more audiences
during the weeks ahead."
    "These initial box results are strong, due in large part to our digital
projection system enabling more people in international markets to experience
one of the biggest movie events of the year in IMAX," said IMAX CEO Richard L.
Gelfond. "The fact that a brand new IMAX theatre opened at the number one
position in the entire country is encouraging, especially as we continue to
focus on expansion in Japan."
    "These impressive initial results in the UK and Japan are consistent with
the buzz this film has generated worldwide, and we're so pleased that our new
Japanese locations have opened with such great early success," added Greg
Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Michael Bay's
innovative use of IMAX cameras has created what we believe is a powerful
cinematic experience for moviegoers, and we are pleased that this is reflected
by these early results."
    Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience features select
scenes filmed with IMAX cameras. Director Michael Bay has seamlessly
integrated the IMAX footage with state-of-the-art CGI and visual effects to
create an unprecedented look and feel for the sequel to Transformers. The
movie sequences shot in traditional 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into
the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with IMAX
DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The IMAX DMR scenes appear in the
traditional "letterbox" shape, while scenes shot with IMAX's cameras will
expand vertically on the IMAX screen.
    Every IMAX theatre is specially designed to put the audience IN the
movie. The unique theatre geometry of an IMAX theatre combined with crystal
clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view provides
the world's most immersive movie experience.
    Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures Present In Association with
Hasbro A di Bonaventura Pictures Production A Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy
Production A Michael Bay Film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen starring
Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White,
John Benjamin Hickey, Ramon Rodriguez, Isabel Lucas and John Turturro. The
film is directed by Michael Bay from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger & Roberto
Orci & Alex Kurtzman. The producers are Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di
Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg,
Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Based on Hasbro's
Transformers(TM) Action Figures. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense
sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material,
and brief drug material.

    About IMAX Corporation

    IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology
companies, specializing in immersive 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(R) theatres delivering the world's best movie presentations using
proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR(R), 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). The IMAX brand
is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive
entertainment experiences for consumers. As of March 31, 2009, there were 371
IMAX theatres (250 commercial, 121 institutional) operating in 43 countries.
    IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX(R) DMR, The IMAX 3D Experience(R) and The IMAX
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    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, but are not
limited to, general economic, market or business conditions, including the
length and severity of the current economic downturn, the opportunities that
may be presented to and pursued by the Company, the performance of IMAX DMR
films, conditions in the in-home and out-of home entertainment industries, the
signing of theatre system agreements, changes and developments in the
commercial exhibition industry, the failure to convert theatre system backlog
into revenue, investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions, foreign
currency fluctuations and the Company's prior restatements and the related
litigation and ongoing inquiries by the SEC and the OSC. 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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For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155,; Entertainment Media: Rogers &
Cowan, Los Angeles, Jason Magner, (310) 854-8128,;
Investors: IMAX Corporation - New York, Heather Anthony, (212) 821-0121,; Business Media: Sloane & Company, New York, Whit Clay,
(212) 446-1864,

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