The London-based research firm Gower Street Analytics estimates 2024 Global box office will reach $31.5 billion. This marks the first post-pandemic downturn in Gower Street’s annual forecast, with 2024 currently anticipated to finish approximately five percent behind the estimated full year 2023 result currently estimated at $33.4 billion. A final Gower Street 2023 Global Box Office estimate will be released in the first week of January.
Illumination, the leading producer of event-animated films including the global blockbuster The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the Minions, Despicable Me and Sing franchises, announced today that Illumination’s action-packed new original comedy, Migration, will be the first-ever major 3D animated feature to premiere worldwide in the CJ 4DPlex 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format.
The Kinepolis Group has expanded its longstanding partnership with CJ 4DPlex to include 21 more ScreenX auditoriums across Europe and North America. The Kinepolis openings bring the cinema chain’s total of ScreenX screens to 26. Kinepolis already boasts five ScreenX theaters across Europe. This expansion will give Kinepolis the largest ScreenX footprint in all of mainland Europe.
Cinépolis is transitioning its Spanish theatre Cine Yelmo to Vista Digital technology.
Cineplex has opened its two newest CJ 4DPlex ScreenX auditoriums in Montreal, Quebec and Brampton, Ontario. This brings the current total to 17 ScreenX locations in theatres across Canada.
Major Cineplex, one of the largest cinema exhibitors in Southeast Asia, has become the latest existing Vista Group client to commit to Vista Cloud.
AMC Theatres, the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced the completion of the upgrade to Laser at AMC projection technology at nearly all AMC locations in the greater Chicagoland area. Chicago is one of the first markets in the AMC circuit to receive this projection upgrade to Laser at AMC technology, powered by Cinionic.
Eikona Cinema Solutions is now called OneCinema. With this strategic rebranding, the software company specializing in the cinema industry is underlining its commitment to further expanding its global presence.
Philips Professional Display has installed 568 remotely managed 4K Philips digital signage and video wall units in all Showcase Cinemas in North America, transforming the movie-going experience.
At CineAsia, CJ 4DPlex and Tokyu Recreation, owner of 109 Cinemas, announced they have expanded their partnership to open five more 270-degree panoramic ScreenX auditoriums theatres in Japan, including the first-ever ScreenX in the Tōhoku region set to open on December 15.