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Minimal Slow-down from Record-Breaking First Weekend

Los Angeles, CA (April 14, 2015)- As Furious 7 continued to set records around the country with its second weekend's performance, the country's first 4DX theater located at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 set the pace with its own high-octane numbers for its second week.

In its second weekend on 4DX, the premier immersive movie experience incorporating fluid motion-seating and realistic environmental effects, Furious 7 clocked in at an amazing 94% weekend occupancy rate - numbers more typical of a blockbuster's opening weekend. This pace extends Furious 7's hot streak on 4DX, which closed out its first weekend with over 98% occupancy and then continued the first week with a 90% average occupancy rate across all 4DX. In its second week on 4DX, Furious 7 showed only a minor 22% drop in overall revenue - far smaller than the national average 59% drop rate - primarily due to the loss of late-night screenings.

"Movie-goers enthusiastically chose to visit 4DX to experience Furious 7 in a unique setting that allows you to experience every explosion and be in the driver seat for every adrenaline-pumping scene," said Byunghwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4Dplex, the company behind 4DX.

Meanwhile worldwide, 4DX has seen more than 330,000 movie goers clamor to experience Furious 7 in the 4DX immersive format in 25 countries around the world, including the U.S., recording approximately 70% average seat occupancy rates system-wide, the highest of any 4DX title so far this year.

About 4DX:
4DX is the world's first 4D-technology based cinema for feature films. Headquartered in Seoul and with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, the company provides immersive cinematic experience through 4DX auditoriums for exhibition partners along with 4DX codes of major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with over 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie. A visit to the 4DX brings a virtual journey through an all-encompassing experience not limited to just audio and video. 4DX presents an all-five-senses immersive cinematic experience allowing everyone to connect with the movie and experience special effects through motion, vibration, water, wind, lighting, scents and more that enhance the visuals on-screen. Since 2010, more than 200 Hollywood titles were screened in 4DX. As of April 2015, there are more than 23,000 4DX seats across 170 sites in 33 countries. For more information, please visit: Homepage: www.CJ4DX.com / Facebook: www.facebook.com/4dxusa (USA) & www.facebook.com/4dplex (International)

 

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20TH CENTURY FOX'S "SPY" ARRIVES IN THEATERS ON JUNE 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2015) - Rose Byrne will receive the "CinemaCon® Female Star of the Year Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 20 - 23, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Byrne will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 23, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"A remarkably talented actress who has shown she can draw audiences in with both her comedic timing and remarkable dramatic talent, Rose Byrne is slated to take over the big screen this year with her upcoming role in ‘Spy,'" noted Neuhauser. "We are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to showcase Byrne's talent with a screening of her upcoming film ‘Spy' and honored to be able to present her with this year's ‘CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.'"

On June 5, 2015, Byrne will star in the 20th Century Fox release "Spy," directed, produced and written by Paul Feig. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. The cast also includes Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Miranda Hart.

Best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role in the series "Damages," Byrne will be seen later this month in the independent film "Adult Beginners," releasing in limited theaters on April 24, 2015 and it was most recently announced that she will reprise her role in "Neighbors 2." She will also be reprising her role as Moira MacTaggert in "X-Men: Apocalypse." Both films are scheduled to start production this year. Byrne's other film credits include: "Annie," "The Turning," "This Is Where I Leave You," "The Internship," "The Place Beyond the Pines," "Insidious," "Bridesmaids," "Get Him to the Greek," "X-Men: First Class," "Marie Antoinette," "Troy," "Adam," and "28 Weeks Later," among others. Theatre credits include Syndey Theatre Company's "La Dispute" and "Three Sisters" and most recently she made her Broadway debut with a limited run in "You Can't Take It With You."

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas - all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry's greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.
About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO's membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

 

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NEW YORK, NY, April 14, 2015 - Spotlight Cinema Networks announced today the availability of CineLife, a free app devoted exclusively to help film enthusiasts find and buy tickets to art house and independent movies. While other ticketing apps have focused on mainstream exhibitor chains, CineLife is the first app serving the art house and independent market.

CineLife has many distinct characteristics. In addition to location-based technology and information on show times and films, CineLife provides up-to-date information on special theatre events for film enthusiasts who wish to attend Q&A's with producers and directors, special screenings, film series and film festivals. Cinelife also allows users to purchase tickets directly from an iPhone from any theatre that uses major online ticketing services.

CineLife also features an extensive list of all current art house and indie films in theatrical distribution, cast and plot summaries, reviews, and information about upcoming releases. CineLife features content from several sources including Indiewire, Metacritic and Eat Drink Films.

"CineLife is tailored especially for discerning movie audiences to provide them with a handy mobile guide that deepens their relationship with the films they love and the theatres they visit frequently. They will be able to ‘follow' what is going on at their favorite art house 24/7," said Jerry Rakfeldt, CEO of Spotlight Cinema Networks. "We've created this app, in collaboration with the Art House Convergence, to unite hundreds of art house and independent theatres under one app that will help serve their interests and expand their customer base."

CineLife exhibitor partners are able to engage in ongoing communications with their movie-going audience via social media feeds and information posted on customized events and promotions mobile pages.

The CineLife app is currently available for all IOS devices. Later this year, users can download the app for Android smartphones and tablets.

About Spotlight Cinema Networks
Spotlight Cinema Networks is the industry leader in reaching a unique audience of affluent, educated, influential adults within a sophisticated cinema environment. Spotlight provides a unique advertising program tailored to the desirable, upscale adult 18+ cinema audience via premier, luxury theatres screening independent and "smart" Hollywood films. Spotlight Cinema Networks is owned by Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Arthouse Marketing Group, and represents the top exhibitors in this genre, including segment leaders Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres and Landmark Theatres. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices in New York and Chicago.

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The Sonoma International Film Festival might have only just celebrated its 18th edition, but its screening sites infuse the event with the charm of cinema's golden age. The Sebastiani Theatre, one of the festival's most popular screening sites, was constructed in 1933 and opened its doors to local cinephiles on April 7 of 1934, when people lined up to pay 30 cents a head for a ticket to the Robert Montgomery vehicle, Fugitive Lovers.

The Sebastiani uses its downtown Sonoma location to its advantage, drawing in toursists and locals alike with eclectic programming that includes repertory, art house, and mainstream films. The Festival, according to current owner Roger Rhoten, has helped new audiences through the theater doors in the last 18 years that it has served as a venue for the event. 

The historical theater remains in operaion as a cinema today, but not without a technological facelift to offer patrons the latest offerings in digital cinema. Equipped with Christie projectors, Dolby surround sound, and modern seating --the theater offers the comforts of a modern cinema with the quirks of a vintage moviehouse. The concession stand is also up to date, featuring stalwarts like popcorn and soda but also bringing in premium candies for patrons looking for something a little different on their trip to the movies.

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ultron.png"Minions" Captures Families' Top Pick, While Comedy Fans Eagerly Await "Pitch Perfect 2"

LOS ANGELES -- April 14, 2015 -- Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans visited by 36 million unique visitors per month, today revealed the results of its Most Anticipated Summer Movie Survey, in which Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," was voted by thousands of movie fans as the most anticipated summer blockbuster. Releasing on May 1, the upcoming sci-fi adventure is currently outselling the first "Avengers" movie and all other Marvel movies at the same point in the sales cycle on Fandango.

"Minions" was selected as the most anticipated family film, with Disney Pixar's "Inside Out" and Disney's "Tomorrowland" coming in a close second and third, while "Pitch Perfect 2" was picked as the most anticipated summer comedy. Complete results of Fandango's Summer Movie Survey can be found below.

"The most exciting summer movie season in years is getting off to rousing start with ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron'" on May 1, and the advance ticket sales are already through the roof," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "However, there's clearly room for more, as ‘Minions' and ‘Pitch Perfect 2' offer laughs and thrills for families and comedy fans alike. With so many stellar choices each weekend, we expect to see summer moviegoers spending more time at the theaters than ever before."

According to Fandango moviegoers, below are the top picks for the summer:

Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster:
1. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" 54%
2. "Jurassic World" 14%
3. "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" 10%
4. "Terminator: Genysis" 6%
5. "Mad Max: Fury Road" 5%

Most Anticipated Family Film for the Summer:
1. "Minions" 33%
2. "Pixar's Inside Out" 23%
3. "Tomorrowland" 22%
4. "Pan" 8%
5. "Max" 7%

Most Anticipated Summer Comedy:
1. "Pitch Perfect 2" 34%

2. "Ted 2" 22%

3. "Entourage" 16%

4. "Magic Mike XXL" 11%

5. "Spy" 7%


Fandango's Need-to-See Summer Movie Preview can be found at http://www.fandango.com/movie-photos/summer-2015-movie-preview-24-movies-you-need-to-see-1147.


About Fandango

Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 46 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 36 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

 

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