LOS ANGELES -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB), today announced that Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth installment of Paramount's hit supernatural thriller franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released to approximately 300 IMAX® digital theatres in the U.S. and Canada, starting Oct. 18 at 9 p.m., simultaneous with the film's release.
The IMAX release of Paranormal Activity 4 will be 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.
Paranormal Activity 4 is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
Boca Raton, FL -- Today, MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, begins remote ticketing for Empire Theatres, Canada's second largest film exhibition company with 53 locations and 438 screens.
Online ticketing for Empire Theatres begins in time for the chain to be a part of the MovieTickets.com campaign for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. MovieTickets.com began online sales for the highly anticipated film at 12:01 a.m. EDT on October 1st which to date is outpacing sales of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 with over 27% more tickets sold at the same point in each film's sales cycle. The highly anticipated fifth installment in Summit Entertainment's mega-grossing Twilight Saga franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 comes to theatres in North America at 10 p.m. on November 15, 2012 at many local theaters and will then be released across North America and around the world via multiple show times on November 16, 2012.
MovieTickets.com represents 257 movie theater chains worldwide. The addition of Empire Theatres solidifies MovieTickets.com's position as the leading online movie ticketing provider in Canada. The site, which also operates under the MovieTickets.ca brand in Canada, is designed with both English and French Canadian versions to accommodate the language preferences of moviegoers throughout the provinces. The increased services in Canada continues MovieTickets.com's international expansion, with the company's ticketing services available in all 10 provinces and covering two-thirds of all theater screens in Canada.
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, "We've solidified our presence in Canada and the launch of Empire Theatres could not be timed better with the availability of advance ticketing for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, allowing Canadian moviegoers the ability to easily secure tickets for the film when it releases in November."
"We are thrilled to partner with MovieTickets.com to give moviegoers even more access to Empire Theatres' showtimes and online ticket purchases beyond what we offer on empiretheatres.com," said Dean Leland, Vice President of Studio and Media Relations, Empire Theatres.
To celebrate the upcoming release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, MovieTickets.com is holding a sweepstakes that will award the grand prize winner with one pair of tickets to attend the film's world premiere at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, as well as roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations. Moviegoers can enter to win simply by purchasing their advance tickets through MovieTickets.com starting October 1.
Madagascar 3 added another $23.1 million internationally from 2,453 locations in 29 countries, pushing its cume abroad to $451 million.
The animated flick opened #1 in Germany' with $15.4 million over six days from 740 cinemas. This is 20% above Madagascar 2 and 130% above Kung Fu Panda 2.
Madagascar 3 also opened #1 in Austria with $1.3 million from 81 locations.