The Dark Knight Trilogy Smashes Ticket Sales Record for AMC Theatres' Marathon-Style Event on July 17, 2012

Kansas City, Mo. -- With a few days left before the midnight premiere of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, guests of AMC Theatres(R) have already made The Dark Knight Trilogy the most successful marathon-style event in company history. Thus far, AMC has sold more than 60,000 advance tickets, with nearly half purchasing a ticket to see all three films - BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, at one of the 76 participating IMAX(R) Digital Theatres.

The Dark Knight Trilogy begins at 6 p.m. July 19, and features BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and the midnight premiere of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at 12:01 a.m. July 20. The event is just $25, and just $40 to see all three films in IMAX Digital.

With the more than 60,000 advance tickets sold, The Dark Knight Trilogy has already doubled AMC's previous marathon-event record of more than 30,000 tickets to The Ultimate Marvel Marathon in May.

In response to guest demand, AMC continues to add showtimes for both the Trilogy and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES midnight premiere, including a handful of 3:45-4 a.m. showtimes of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in IMAX. Ticket sales for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES midnight premiere are being led at AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York, AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco and AMC Universal Citywalk 19 in Los Angeles. All three locations feature THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in the IMAX 15/70 Film format.

"We're pulling out all of the stops to account for the demand we're seeing for both The Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as the midnight premiere of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES," said Robert J. Lenihan, president of AMC Film Programming. "While we always welcome a big walk-up crowd, we also strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets in advance and secure their seat for this record-setting event."

"AMC has been a great partner as we prepare for the opening of The Dark Knight Rises," said Dan Fellman, president, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. "They have shattered every advance sale record while adding screens to accommodate the early demand for tickets. On behalf of WB and our film makers, we appreciate their hard work and commitment to excellence, as they present our films in the best possible environment."
The Dark Knight Trilogy begins July 19 at 6 p.m. and will feature the following films in order:

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES [at 12:01 a.m. July 20]

Fans seeing The Dark Knight Trilogy will receive a collectable lanyard and a commemorative trilogy poster while supplies last. AMC Stubs members who purchase a ticket to the trilogy prior to July 19 will receive $5 Bonus Bucks on their AMC Stubs account, valid the day of the event.

The lists of the 76 theatres participating in The Dark Knight Trilogy in IMAX, as well as the theatres running only the 12:01 a.m. showing of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in IMAX - both 15/70 film and digital - are available at All IMAX seating is limited and first-come, first-serve.

Tickets for The Dark Knight Trilogy and the midnight premiere of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in traditional format are available at To learn more about AMC Stubs, visit



Santa Monica, CA -- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that actress Amanda Plummer has been cast in the role of Wiress in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. The character's eccentricity earns her the nickname "Nuts" from fellow tributes, and though she doesn't communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable in the Quarter Quell.

Best known to film going audiences from her memorable and award nominated roles in THE FISHER KING and PULP FICTION, Plummer is also a beloved, Tony Award® winning stage actress on and off Broadway. She can next be seen as the title character in the forthcoming film ABIGAIL HARMS.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate® will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.


UPDATED: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Reaches $521.3 Million Worldwide on July 15, 2012


Sunday Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man took in another $66.6 million this weekend internationally, pushing its cume abroad to $320.4 million. The worldwide total is $521.3 million.

Wednesday Update:
Sony reports that The Amazing-Spider Man will hit $400 million today. The superhero flick is headed for a healthy sophomore frame domestically thanks to strong word of mouth.

Sunday Morning Update:
Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man has tallied a whopping $341.2 million worldwide.

Saturday Morning Update:
Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man took in $20.7 million on Friday, pushing its domestic cume to $95.7 million.

Friday Morning Update:
Sony is reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man took in an estimated $15.8 million on Thursday. The three-day total for The Amazing Spider-Man stands at $75.0 million. The actual gross for Thursday will be reported later today.

Thursday Afternoon Update: Sony is reporting actual grosses for The Amazing Spider-Man of $35,016,884 for Tuesday and $23,335,925 for Wednesday.  The film earned an additional $850,000 from pre-midnight screenings in Canada on Monday night, which is not being counted towards Tuesday's opening day gross.  The domestic cume through the end of Wednesday stands at $59,202,809.

Thursday Morning Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man took in $23.4 million on Wednesday.  Sony has also revised Tuesday's opening day gross upwards to $35.85 million.  The two-day start for The Amazing Spider-Man stands at $59.25 million.

Wednesday Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man is off to a strong start with $35 million on Tuesday. An official number will come in later today.

Tuesday Update:
Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man is off to a decent start with $7.5 million from midnight shows at a total of 3,150 locations, $1.2 million of which came from 300 IMAX locations. Comparable midnight openings include Iron Man 2 ($7.5 million) and Paranormal Activity 3 ($8 million). 

NCM® Fathom Events Announces Classic Film Series Presented by Turner Classic Movies on July 12, 2012

Centennial, Colo. -- NCM® Fathom Events, the alternative entertainment division of National CineMedia, is collaborating with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to present a classic film series from Universal Pictures exclusively in select movie theaters nationwide beginning this fall, announced Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. Fathom Events and TCM will kick off the ongoing series with four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary:

• "The Birds" - Wednesday, Sept. 19
• "Frankenstein" & "The Bride of Frankenstein" (double feature) - Wednesday, Oct. 24
• "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Thursday, Nov. 15

The series will be introduced on-screen by TCM host, film historian and author Robert Osborne. Osborne will take audiences behind the scenes for each of these American classics, with exclusive interviews conducted at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival.

"Fathom Events has experienced great success in bringing classic anniversary events to movie theaters around the country over the past several years," said Maxwell. "This agreement with TCM enables us to offer audiences a chance to experience these four classics on the big screen once again."

The "TCM Classic Movies Series" will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Tickets to the series will be available beginning Friday, July 27. Visit to learn more.

"Through our alliance with Fathom Events, TCM is able to bring classic films to movie theaters across the country, introducing new generations to some of Hollywood's great cinematic masterpieces," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation, general manager of festivals for TCM, TBS and TNT. "This partnership also demonstrates how TCM is able to reach beyond the television screen and connect with our community of movie lovers no matter where they may be."

Fathom Events and TCM presented beloved classics "The Wizard of Oz" in 2009, "West Side Story" in 2011 and "Casablanca" in March 2012 to sold-out theaters across the country and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of "Singin' in the Rain" in select theaters on Thursday, July 12.

Fathom Events is a leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide since 2002 including live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, sports, music, Broadway and many other unique entertainment presentations.


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