Los Angeles, CA -- Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NADSAQ: CIDM), announced today the company is partnering with ARC Entertainment for the distributor's highly anticipated Nitro Circus The Movie 3D opening in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 8th. A fully integrated distribution company, ARC will utilize the expertise of Cinedigm to supplement the theatrical release of the film.
In the world of the sports adventure troupe known as Nitro Circus, no dream is too out-there, no idea is too high-risk and no never-before-seen stunt is too impossible-sounding to attempt. They laugh at gravity as they somersault across skyscrapers, gleefully morph their bodies into human torpedoes and generally aim to have more fearless fun than anyone else on the planet. And now, this summer, the action-athletes who never stop pushing the boundaries of what others say can and can't be done head off on their wildest and most inspiring quest yet, in three dimensions.
They're on the road to world domination . . . or at least to Las Vegas . . . as they pull off a series of one-of-a-kind, irreverent stunts in pursuit of creating the ultimate live show in the heart of America's entertainment mecca.
Using innovative 3D cinematography and the latest compact camera rigs, the filmmakers provide moviegoers with a groundbreaking experience in 3D cinema that puts the audience in the shotgun seat with The Crew as they pilot motorcycles, rally cars, parachutes, mountain bikes, monster trucks and more.
"ARC Entertainment is the perfect partner to utilize our theatrical distribution expertise and TDS software to manage their film releases," said Brad Carroll, Vice President of Theatrical Distribution, Cinedigm. "With ARC's pre-existing relationships, the two companies together form a powerful and efficient distribution machine."
"Cinedigm has emerged as a true 21st Century company within the entertainment industry," said Trevor Drinkwater, Chief Executive Officer of ARC Entertainment. " ‘Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' brings out the best in those who see it, and our unique partnership brings together the best of ARC and the best of Cinedigm."
"This film is certain to have the legions of Nitro Circus fans thoroughly entertained," continued Carroll. "It is action-packed from the beginning to the end, with each stunt crazier than the last."
The action sport collective of Nitro Circus was created by Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle, Jeff Tremaine, Travis Pastrana, Johnny Knoxville and Trip Taylor. The show, "Nitro Circus," featuring Pastrana, debuted on MTV in 2009. An instant hit, Nitro Circus spawned an on-going series of live world tours earning more than $30 million in ticket revenue since 2010. They have sold more than one million DVDs worldwide, and ranked the Number 1 selling Action Sports Franchise of All Time. The Nitro Circus Live TV show currently airs on MTV2.
To find a theatre playing Nitro Circus The Movie 3D visit www.nitrocircus.com.
Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that The Dark Knight Rises generated strong second weekend global box office results of approximately $15 million in 479 IMAX® theatres worldwide over the weekend of July 29, bringing the film's global IMAX cumulative box office to date to approximately $52 million.
Domestically, the film grossed an estimated $62 million, of which approximately $9 million was generated in 332 IMAX® theatres. Internationally, the film earned approximately $6.4 million in 147 IMAX theatres, bringing IMAX's international total to $14.2 million.
"We've crossed the $50 million mark in the fastest time ever with The Dark Knight Rises, lifted, in part, by exceptional international box office," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "Audiences are clearly seeking out and embracing the film the way it was meant to be seen - in IMAX. We are pleased by the second-weekend results and believe the film will continue to have the legs we anticipated."
"This was an outstanding second weekend," said Greg Foster, IMAX Chairman and President of Filmed Entertainment. "We are extremely gratified Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan chose to partner with us again and are equally pleased fans around the world are recognizing IMAX is the optimal way to experience the epic final film of the Dark Knight trilogy."
While making the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan was the first filmmaker to use IMAX® cameras in a major motion picture release. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively on The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience® -including the film's prologue - incorporating a record of more than an hour of footage filmed with IMAX cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill the entire screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.
Sequences filmed in 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.