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By Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 grossed $3.16 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence increased 20 percent over Monday and was down 74 percent from last Tuesday's inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $231.48 million in twelve days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $303.71 million twelve-day take of Catching Fire.

Horrible Bosses 2 held steady in second place with $1.46 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was up a healthy 33 percent over Monday. While Horrible Bosses 2 has displayed very solid midweek holding power the past two days, the film is still off to a soft seven-day start of just $25.34 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $42.37 million seven-day start of 2011's Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount's Interstellar took in $1.05 million to remain in third place. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 23 percent over Monday and down 57 percent from last Tuesday. Interstellar has grossed $148.93 million through 26 days and is set to surpass the $150 million domestic mark on Thursday.

Penguins of Madagascar grossed $0.939 million to continue to claim fourth. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a solid 16 percent over Monday. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below pre-release expectations with a seven-day start of $37.19 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $34.08 million seven-day take of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $43.63 million seven-day start of 2011's The Muppets.

Disney's Big Hero 6 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.633 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a slim 3 percent over Monday and down a sharp 81 percent from last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 has grossed $168.47 million in 26 days, which places the film 12 percent ahead of the $150.38 million 26-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

The Theory of Everything placed in seventh with $0.427 million. In the process, the awards season hopeful from Focus surpassed the $10 million mark yesterday. For the day, The Theory of Everything earned a healthy per-location average of $533 from 802 locations.

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volfoni.pngVolfoni is excited to exhibit at CineAsia, held in Hong Kong: December 9-11, 2014.

Volfoni, an International 3D technology leader, will showcase their high end 3D system the SmartCrystalTM Diamond - along with the successful SmartCrystalTM Cinema suite of products already installed in over 2500 locations worldwide.

Designed in Europe and powered by Volfoni's unique triple beam technology, the SmartCrystalTM Diamond is the most elegant, portable, and brightest passive 3D-system on the market (LEF 30%). Volfoni's team of 3D experts continue to develop the most cost-effective high-end 3D polarizers for even the largest silver screens. SmartCrystalTM Diamond is a truly standout product, earning high marks for its quality and affordability.

"We can't wait to present our game-changing 3D cinema equipment on the occasion of CineAsia. Whether the concern is financial or technical, we are excited to present the best technology across the board!" says Fabien Gattault, Deputy CEO, Volfoni Group.

See Volfoni's innovations at CineAsia: Booth 401

About Volfoni

Since its founding in 2007, Volfoni has grown to become one of the premier companies in 3D cinema, and recently has released on the international market the SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D cinema projection system, which is powered by its newly engineered Triple Beam technology, that gives 3D movies an extremely bright and clear picture with a light efficiency close to 30%. Volfoni has offices in France, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, and Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit our website at www.volfoni.com.

 

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regalentertainmentgroup.pngLights, Camera, RECLINE at Regal's New Luxury Theatre

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is celebrating the grand opening of Dulles Town Center 10 in Dulles, Virginia. Activities include preview events Monday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 10 with $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit local charities. The official grand opening will be Thursday, December 11 with first-run feature films including Exodus: Gods and Kings. Moviegoers who belong to the Regal Crown Club will also enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks with each paid admission Thursday, December 11, through Wednesday, December 17.

"The mix of shopping, dining and now movies makes the Dulles Town Center a true entertainment destination," says Russ Nunley, vice president of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. "Regal Dulles Town Center 10 is truly a state-of-the-art location with a pristine presentation and featuring electric King Size Recliners in every auditorium. Moviegoers will soon be able to stretch out, relax and recline while watching the movie at this new luxury theatre."

The preview events include recently released films where all proceeds benefit local charities. On Monday, December 8, the theme is "Help the Elves at Regal" with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots. Tuesday, December 9 will feature "Regal's Holiday Treat" benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Wednesday, December 10 benefits the Habitat for Humanity of Loudon County with "Celebrate Home & Holidays at Regal." During the three days of preview events, all movies will be $3 with proceeds benefiting the respective charities. During these fundraising days, small soft drinks and small popcorn are only a $3 donation each.

"Regal has a long history of giving back in the communities our theatres serve and we are fortunate to be able to give back during Dulles Town Center's grand opening festivities," says Richard Grover, director of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. "The activities add to our celebration and are representative of our role as a community gathering place. Regal can really make an impact with these donations to very worthwhile local organizations."

The experience of going out to the movies continues to evolve as Regal raises the bar. Regal Entertainment Group is invested in providing amenities that further enhance the moviegoing experience. At Dulles Town Center 10, guests will enjoy a new state-of-the-art theatre featuring Regal King Size Recliners providing more room, comfort and true luxury. Each recliner has an electric control for multiple positions and features padded footrests.

Dulles Town Center 10 also offers the Regal Crown Club to reward frequent guests. Regal fans can access their card through their mobile device for easy access on-the go by downloading the Regal Movies app. Users can program their favorite theatre, gather movie information, select showtimes and purchase tickets. The Regal Crown Club is the number one theatre loyalty program in the country, allowing patrons to accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at the theatre or online. Moviegoers can also stay connected through Regal Cinemas' Facebook page and Twitter account, @RegalMovies.

Available at all new and existing Regal Entertainment Group theatres is a cutting-edge technology, the Sony Entertainment Access System, to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision. The system includes specially designed lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. This assistive technology also includes a wireless receiver that provides access to descriptive audio tracks via a pair of headsets for guests who are blind or have low vision. The access glasses and audio headsets allow moviegoers to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or special seating.

Guests desiring such accommodations need only request the Sony Entertainment Access System from any manager. Captions and descriptive audio can only be accessed by use of this equipment and it is not available to other moviegoers. To select films offering this service, online showtimes will note: "Accessibility devices available."

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,366 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of November 27, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

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