4DX Tops $250 Million in 2018 Ticket Sales to Date

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Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

CJ 4DPlex has reached new levels of success with more than 20 million worldwide attendees and $250 million at the box office to date in 2018. The company anticipates that the total number of moviegoers who have experienced 4DX since its launch in 2009 will exceed 85 million by year’s end, with the total box office gross surpassing $1 billion.

The remaining box office lineup for 2018 includes the highly anticipated films Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Aquaman, and Mary Poppins Returns.

4DX’s success this year can be tied to several Hollywood blockbusters titles, which have contributed to this record-breaking year. The top seven 4DX films of the year, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, The Meg, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Mission Impossible: Fallout, and Ready Player One, grossed a total of $125 million combined. All seven films exceeded a million 4DX attendees and together brought in more than 9.7 million 4DX moviegoers.      

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was 4DX’s highest grossing film of all time, grossed over $31 million at the worldwide box office and drew over 2.2 million moviegoers.

“We are thrilled to report such positive results with 4DX’s new record setting performance of $250 million at the global box office,” said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPlex. “We have had great success partnering with major Hollywood titles this year and we look forward to continuing to create a new movie-going trend that gives the worldwide 4DX fans an exciting reason to go to the theatres.”

In terms of box office gross, particularly steep year-over-year increases were seen in several regions around the world. From 2017 to 2018 the box office increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. and 45 percent in Korea.

European markets drove a significant portion of this year’s remarkable performance. In the UK, the box office grew almost 80 percent in comparison with last October and dramatically increased more than 12-fold in France, up from $1.6 million to $19.6 million.

Japan ranked the highest position at the worldwide 4DX box office, earning more than $37 million and China marked the second highest position of all 59 countries. Overall, the top seven 4DX markets for 2018, which combined accounted for 13.1 million attendees and more than 65 percent of global box office revenue, are Japan, China, Korea, France, Mexico, U.K., and the US.

CJ 4DPlex http://www.cj4dplex.com/