San Francisco -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced the availability of its next-generation Dolby® 3D glasses. Designed with Dolby's 3D technical know-how, the expertise of a leading eyewear design company, and 3M's new multilayer optical film lenses, the glasses are compatible with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema systems currently installed.

"With the newly designed Dolby 3D glasses, we look to maintain the premium quality visual performance that Hollywood has come to expect from Dolby 3D, while providing a more comfortable fit for cinemagoers and a lower price point for exhibitors," said Matt Cuson, Senior Marketing Director, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "The next-generation Dolby 3D glasses strike the perfect balance between style and performance and are designed to be used repeatedly, bringing per-ticket costs well below disposable single-use 3D glasses."

The new glasses are currently available at a list price of $12.00 or lower when purchased with a Dolby 3D bundle. Dolby also plans to make children-sized glasses available next quarter.

New Technology Increases Performance
• Dolby has partnered with 3M to develop a new multilayer optical film lens that greatly reduces the weight of the glasses, increasing comfort while providing the excellent optical performance moviegoers expect from Dolby 3D.
• A more robust mechanical design, the new nylon frame features wide side temples and a shelf along the top edge of the frames, which help prevent extraneous light from entering the glasses, reducing internal lens reflections.
Style Enhances Comfort
• Updated industrial design makes both the audience member and the movie look marvelous.
• The new frames fit comfortably over 98 percent of prescription glasses and are well-suited to youth and adults.

More Robust for More Use
• The next-generation Dolby 3D glasses can withstand the rigors of many wash cycles and can be reused hundreds of times.
• The new 3M lenses are scratch resistant and include an antireflective coating.
RFID Tags Added for Tracking
• Beyond the antitheft tag included in previous generations of Dolby 3D glasses, the new Dolby 3D glasses also include individually serialized RFID tags.
• These tags can be used for inventory tracking and management.
New Lower Cost
• Dolby 3D glasses are high-performance, environmentally friendly, passive glasses that require no batteries or charging.
• Because they are reusable, the per-ticket cost of Dolby 3D glasses can be well below the cost of disposable 3D glasses.
• The new glasses are available at a list price of $12.00 or lower when purchased with a Dolby 3D bundle.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about Dolby 3D should contact their nearest Dolby reseller or Dolby sales office, or visit Dolby in booth (1600A) during CinemaCon 2011 at Caesars Palace.


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International grosses:

Battle: Los Angeles: $29 million from 8,220 locations in 55 markets. International total: $51.9 million. Worldwide total: $112.5 million.

Rango: $20 million from 5,810 locations in 54 markets. International total: $73 million. Worldwide total: $165.5 million.

The Rite: $7.2 million from 2,500 locations in 39 markets. International total: $46.1 million. Worldwide total: $78.8 million.

Black Swan: $5.8 million from 3,200 locations in 43 markets. International total: $175 million. Worldwide total: $281 million.

The Adjustment Bureau: $5.6 million weekend from 2,629 locations in 38 territories. International total: $32.3 million. Worldwide total: $81.0 million.


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31811predictions.pngPaul: 2,801 (NEW)
Limitless: 2,756 (NEW)
The Lincoln Lawyer: 2,707 (NEW)
Rango: 3,843 (-80)
Battle: Los Angeles: 3,417 (+0)
Mars Needs Moms: 3,117 (+0)
Red Riding Hood: 3,030 (+0)
The Adjustment Bureau: 2,655 (-192)
Hall Pass: 1,905 (-650)
Beastly: 1,810 (-149)
Gnomeo & Juliet: 1,748 (-837)
Just Go With It: 1,780 (-690)
Unknown: 1,401 (-902)
The King's Speech: 1,249 (-519)
I Am Number Four: 955 (-1,050)

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- Lionsgate and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games are pleased to announce that Academy Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence will assume the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.

The film will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force. Collins' best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of science fiction/action novels which have developed a global following. Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012.

Newcomer Lawrence's meteoric ascent began in earnest with her breakout role in last year's Winter's Bone, and culminated in an Academy Award nomination. This summer, Lawrence will star in Matthew Vaughn's X Men: First Class and in The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster. Later this year, she co-stars in the Sundance Grand Jury winner Like Crazy.

Author Suzanne Collins weighed in on the selection of Lawrence, "Jennifer's just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought we'd find somebody this perfect for the role. And I can't wait for everyone to see her play it."

"I'm so excited work with Jen and see her bring this character to life. Katniss requires a young actress with strength, depth, complexity, tenderness, and power. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades. She's going to be an amazing Katniss." said director Gary Ross.

The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen's little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home. The Hunger Games novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries.


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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri announced today the principal talent for the 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is the third feature created by Illumination and Universal and will be released March 2, 2012.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted's dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O'Hare, and beloved actress Betty White has signed on to portray Ted's wise Grammy Norma.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax reunites much of the team who brought Illumination's inaugural blockbuster hit, Despicable Me, to the big screen. The film will be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, Hop, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!). Meledandri and fellow Despicable Me producer Janet Healey are producing for Illumination alongside Audrey Geisel, who serves as the film's executive producer. This is the second collaboration for Geisel and Meledandri, the next project together after their enormous success as executive producers on the global box-office blockbuster Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.

"In 1970, during his trip to the Serengeti, Ted Geisel scribbled notes on the back of a napkin. These ideas became the foundation for his favorite book, 'The Lorax,'" said Meledandri. "Beyond the story's indelible themes is an ensemble of unforgettable Seussian characters, and the title creature is both acerbic and adorable. Bringing his sharp humor, enormous heart and deep conscience to the project, Danny DeVito epitomizes the Lorax, and we have an absolutely stellar supporting cast led by Ed, Taylor, Zac, Rob and Betty."

Kyle Balda, a key creative lead on Despicable Me, serves as the film's co-director. Eric Guillon, who served as art director on Despicable Me, and production designer Yarrow Cheney will work in the same capacities on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. John Powell, who will compose the music for the film, formerly collaborated with Meledandri on Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.

The beloved children's tale Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was first published in 1971 and has sold more than one million copies around the world.


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