Distribution & Exhibition

Elvis Leads Steady Box Office Gains

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

Signs of adult audiences returning continued this week, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street, as Baz Luhrmann’s with a $31.2 million opening Elvis prevented Top Gun: Maverick from flying back into the top spot on the Domestic chart. The biopic delivered $51.2 million globally from 52 launch markets. It scored number one in Luhrmann’s home-market, Australia ($4.7 million including previews), as well as in the UK/Ireland ($4.9 million), Italy ($925,000), Netherlands ($849,000), and New Zealand ($662,000).

Grainne Clarke Stepping Down as ECA Managing Director

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 13:06 -- Nick Dager

As part of a broader move to a leaner and more participatory operating model, the Event Cinema Organization today announced that managing director, Grainne Clarke, will be stepping down from her current role and has been appointed as non-executive Director of the association going forward. The announcement was made by the ECA’s board of directors. Clarke has been managing director since 2018.

DLS Offering Laser Upgrade Kits to ICA Members

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 08:23 -- Nick Dager

The Independent Cinema Alliance has added a new program by Digital Light Sources to offer laser phosphor upgrade kits for digital cinema projectors to its members. As the nation’s only buying group for exhibitors, the ICA plays a vital role in leveling the playing field and building a competitive position for independent cinemas operating throughout North America.

Christie Providing Projection for Lavazza IncluCity Festival

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

Christie Digital Cinema is providing projection technology for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by the ICFF. This year’s festivities will transform the iconic cobblestone streets of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District into an outdoor cinema village, celebrating multiculturalism and the best of international cinema from June 27 to July 15. After two successful years as the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival, the festival welcomes moviegoers to the new cinema village.

CineEurope Attendees Get First Look at Avatar: The Way of Water

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Cinionic and China Film Group teamed up to bring attendees at CineEurope 2022 a first look at 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water releasing later this year. The film was presented using China Film Group’s Cinity technology. James Cameron’s next high-end feature is coming to theatres in December 2022.

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