onstrangertidesprediction.pngPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; 4,155 (NEW)
Thor: 3,924 (-39)
Fast Five: 3,624 (-169)
Bridesmaids: 2,937 (+19)
Priest: 2,864 (+0)
Something Borrowed: 2,606 (-298)
Rio: 2,593 (-336)
Water for Elephants: 1,804 (-621)
Jumping the Broom: 1,472 (-563)
Soul Surfer: 984 (-484)
Tyler Perry Madea's Big Happy Family: 912 (-537)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil: 642 (-634)
Insidious: 501 (-261)
Source Code: 377 (-249)

 

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Hollywood, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.(NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced they have signed 100 exhibitors in their Phase Two digital cinema deployment program. Rogers Cinema (a member of the Cinema Buying Group of NATO), signed Cinedigm's VPF deployment agreement for 45 screens in eight locations, marking the 100th exhibitor to sign on to Cinedigm's Phase Two. Rogers Cinema, whose customers are encouraged to "Enjoy the magic of the movies", is a nearly 40-year old family company that operates theatres in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation and operations support and ongoing VPF administration for the company's Digital Cinema rollout plans throughout the United States and Canada. Cinedigm, which has signed long-term VPF agreements with all the major studios and interim agreements with dozens of independent distributors, is also the digital cinema integrator partner for the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for independent theatre operators in the United States and Canada.

"NATO and the CBG congratulate our partners at Cinedigm and all the many exhibitors who have made the move to digital cinema," said John Fithian, President of NATO. "This important technological transition will improve the quality and diversity of entertainment for our industry's patrons. We encourage all CBG members to work with Cinedigm and get on board the digital train now."

In the combined Phase One and Phase Two digital cinema deployment program, Cinedigm has:
• Signed 8,012 screens overall at 786 sites
• Installed 6,214 digital screens
• Signed 71 Cinema Buying Group exhibitors, representing more than 1,500 screens
• Signed exhibitor buyer deals representing more than 3,200 screens
• Signed Phase Two Cinedigm financed deals representing close to 1,200 screens

"Cinedigm is without question the number one choice for exhibitors to entrust with their digital cinema program," said Chuck Goldwater, President, Media Services Group. "We have earned that trust with an unmatched record of reliability and proven performance, delivering on our promises since ‘Day 1' of digital cinema. We are so proud of all our exhibitor partners, our vendor and lender partners, and especially appreciative of the tremendous support of our studio partners. We look forward to continuing to support their digital cinema business plans and ambitions for many years to come."

Cinedigm offers a new business model to exhibitors by enabling theaters to present engaging alternative programming including live 2-D and 3-D sporting events and concerts, shorts, cartoons, live Q&A's, as well as branded entertainment. Recent releases by Cinedigm include the groundbreaking, worldwide LIVE 3D broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Championship, the BCS Championship in LIVE 3D, the Dave Matthews Band 3D concerts, and the sold out 3D PHISH concerts. Cinedigm has also released the KIDTOONS series for the past six years, a weekly family friendly matinee series that runs in over 165 theatres across the country. Cinedigm also provides a number of powerful software applications that enable exhibitors to enhance and streamline their daily operations. Additionally, Cinedigm offers precision marketing tools to dramatically increase exhibitor marketing effectiveness, including social media initiatives, targeted advertising and strategic public relations.

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment jointly announced today that James Cameron's "TITANIC" will be re-released worldwide on April 6, 2012.

The release, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th), will present the film in 3D for the first time ever.

Written, directed and produced by Cameron, "TITANIC" is the second highest grossing movie of all time. It is one of only three films to have received a record 11 Academy Awards´âĺ including Best Picture and Best Director; and launched the careers of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Called "A spectacular demonstration of what modern technology can contribute to dramatic storytelling" by Variety upon its release in 1997, the long in the works 3D conversion is being overseen by Cameron and his Lightstorm producing partner Jon Landau who produced the hit movie.

Said Cameron, "There's a whole generation that's never seen ‘TITANIC' as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘TITANIC' as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."

"This new presentation of Paramount's top-grossing film is particularly special because 2012 is the 100th anniversary of our studio. Paramount has had the pleasure of introducing audiences to some of the all-time classics of cinema during that century of moviemaking and we cannot think of a better way to mark the occasion than with this re-release of ‘TITANIC'," said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.

Commented Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman: "Our 30-plus year relationship with Jim Cameron and Lightstorm has been enormously rewarding, from ‘Aliens' to ‘Avatar', and the global phenomenon of ‘TITANIC' remains one of the greatest sources of pride in our history. We are pleased to allow a new generation of audiences to experience the film in its brilliant digital restoration in 3D."

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- MGM will become a financial partner on the upcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment film 21 Jump Street, it was announced today by MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. Sony will handle marketing and distribution, while MGM will handle select international television licensing for the film.

21 Jump Street is part of the recently announced agreement between Sony and MGM to explore co-financing opportunities on future motion pictures produced by each of the respective studios for the next five years. They have most recently partnered on the highly anticipated Bond 23, set for worldwide release on November 9, 2012.

In recent years, the two studios have collaborated on numerous films, including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, 21, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Pink Panther, and the summer tent pole Kevin James comedy Zookeeper, which opens nationwide on July 8, 2011.

21 Jump Street is based on the television series, which focused on young cops with youthful appearances who work undercover in high schools and colleges. The film is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, from a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film with Stephen J. Cannell, who will receive posthumous credit. The film is set to be released on March 16, 2012.

 

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