Another Marvel blockbuster thundered into the Global number one spot this past weekend as Thor: Love and Thunder debuted at $303.2 million. The Domestic launch saw Love and Thunder ($144.2 million) outstrip 2018’s Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, by just shy of 17.5 percent. However, it significantly trailed 2022’s previous MCU title Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (-23 percent), according to a new report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. A similar trend was seen internationally where Love and Thunder’s reported $159 million debut across 47 markets tracked 29 percent ahead of Ragnarok but 32 percent behind the Doctor Strange sequel. Overall, box office results were mixed across the board.
Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company, served as a key visual effects provider on the second season of Russian Doll, the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonne, and co-created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. The studio delivered nearly 150 visual effects shots for the eight-episode season. Most notably, Break+Enter, led by VFX supervisor Gabe Regentin, teamed with Lyonne, her production team, cinematographer Ula Pontikos and LED lighting specialist 4Wall Entertainment to recreate a large portion of the New York subway system using groundbreaking virtual production technology.
British Columbia's second ScreenX auditorium opened at Cineplex Cinemas Langley just in time for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Re-recording mixer James Wichall fell into the audio business almost by chance while he was working in the legal department at UK-based Ragdoll production company, the team behind the popular Teletubbies children’s television program. It was there that he was first introduced to the possibilities of sound design.
Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder will debut in CJ 4DPlex’s immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format in theatres worldwide beginning July 6, followed by the United States on July 8. By expanding specially selected film sequences onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, ScreenX surrounds and transports moviegoers into the otherworldly action of the film.
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).
CinemaNext and Omniplex Cinema Group, Ireland’s largest cinema circuit, today announced the signing of an agreement for the sale and roll out of RGB+ Laser-light source upgrades from Cinionic and light engine cleaning for Barco Series 2 projectors in 51 Omniplex auditoriums.
PVR Cinemas, India’s largest film exhibition company, has announced an expanded preferred partnership agreement with Cinionic. Under the terms of the agreement, Cinionic will install Barco Series 4 4K laser projection systems in 500 PVR Cinemas auditoriums.
The International Union of Cinemas today published its annual report on key cinema trends in the region in 2021/22. The report provides an in-depth look at recent trends and developments in the European cinema industry, one of the most diverse, innovative, and dynamic in the world.
Odeon Cinemas Group and Imax Corporation today announced an expansion of their longstanding partnership spanning key European cinema markets. Under the agreement, Odeon will upgrade six Imax theatres across the UK with Imax with laser systems.