jan29wknd.pngKung Fu Panda 3 handily led the field again on Wednesday with $1.4 million, bringing its six-day domestic tally up to $46.7 million. With healthy word of mouth and a strong lack of competition through February, we remain confident that the animated sequel will continue playing strongly for weeks to come.

The Revenant claimed second place yesterday with another $0.955 million. That gives the 12-time Oscar nominee a domestic total of $141.7 million so far as it continues to benefit from strong awards buzz and word of mouth.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens rounded out the top three with $0.8 million yesterday. The all-time domestic record holder now stands at $898.3 million stateside as it continues rolling toward the $900 million threshold, which it will surpass on Friday.

Last but not least, The Finest Hours added $0.76 million yesterday in fourth place for a new six-day cume of $12.9 million. Fifty Shades of Black sat in tenth place with $0.3 million and a six-day total of $7.0 million.

 

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Ongoing growth and success have prompted the recent expansion of the Gold Medal executive team. In order to facilitate future development, the company has hired the following:

  • Curt Fisher as Vice President - Sales, U.S. and Canada
  • Mark Wallach as Vice President of Manufacturing
  • Craig Oaks as Vice President of Human Resources

Fisher joins Gold Medal with over 20 years of experience in the sales field. With a background in manufacturing and durable goods, his career history includes more than 13 years of progressive leadership roles with Whirlpool and Goodman Distribution. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales for Direct Buy, where he successfully led the corporate sales group. Enthusiastic about joining Gold Medal he shares, "What impresses me most about Gold Medal is the quality of relationships. There's a commitment to mutual success, which is empowering."

An expert in leading operations, Wallach has an impressive résumé of improving efficiency and productivity. Within his 24-year career, he served as Plant Manager at Pella Corporation, where he strengthened workflow processes and implemented strategies to maximize performance. In addition, as Director of Continuous Improvement with Sunrise Windows, he was responsible for the direction and execution of initiatives companywide that resulted in double digit productivity improvements. "With outstanding products and exceptional personnel, there is tremendous opportunity at Gold Medal. The company has a vision for the future and I look forward to contributing to the accomplishment of our goals," stated Wallach.

Oaks has spent his career building profound experience in managing human resources for such companies as Comair Airlines, Cornerstone Brands and Apex Supply Chain Technologies. Under his leadership, he has directed strategic planning, innovated processes and deployed effective employee relations programs. Oaks fills the position of Vice President of HR following the retirement of Sally Evans-Lloyd. He says, "Sally set the foundation, which has given Gold Medal a personable culture, loyal employees and top-notch benefits. I have the privilege of continuing to employ the kinds of initiatives that produce successful results."

As Gold Medal marks its 85th year in business, it is poised to continue as the leading manufacturer in the concession industry.

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MIAMI, Fla. -- Bardan Cinema (Bardan), a full-service cinema distributor and digital integrator offering a turnkey portfolio of products and services to build out, enhance and maintain cinemas, has expanded its exclusive master distribution agreement with Philips Lightning (Philips) to supply its digital cinema product lines throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

This announcement comes on the heels of Bardan's agreement with Barco in the fall to roll out its groundbreaking interactive Visual Communication Platform and products and cinemas, retailers, commercial properties and live venues throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeast U.S.

"We have developed a close relationship with Philips (and predecessor companies) for more than a decade and are excited about the opportunity to strengthen the partnership," said Vilma Benitez, CEO of Bardan Cinema. "Our exhibitors can count on Philips' high quality, innovative cinema products along with Bardan's excellent service and 100 percent warranty."

"Bardan is a key partner for the region," said Sami Haddad, Latin Business Development Manager, Philips Lightning. "We value their expertise and support to the cinema industry throughout the Americas and Caribbean."

Bardan will distribute Digital Cinema Xenon line including the new Long Life Lamps, which are officially certified and approved for use in Barco, Christie, NEC, Sony and IMAX projectors used worldwide to light movie screens.

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By Daniel Garris

Kung Fu Panda 3 grossed $2.29 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a healthy 31 percent over Monday. Kung Fu Panda 3 has grossed $45.32 million in five days of release. The film is running a bit below expectations and 16 percent behind the $53.78 million five-day start of last year's Hotel Transylvania 2 (which increased 27 percent on its First Tuesday to gross $2.98 million). With no new family films going into wide release during the month of February, Kung Fu Panda 3 will have a strong chance of holding up well going forward.

Fellow Fox release The Revenant held steady in second place with $1.21 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio increased 26 percent over Monday and decreased 39.5 percent from last Tuesday. The Revenant continues to exceed expectations with $140.72 million after 26 days of wide release (and an additional two weeks of platform release). The film is currently running an impressive 28 percent ahead of the $109.64 million 26-day take of 2010's Shutter Island.

Disney's The Finest Hours was up one spot to move into third place $1.13 million. The 3D action drama starring Chris Pine was up a very strong 48 percent over Monday's performance. The Finest Hours has grossed $12.18 million in five days. While that is towards the higher end of the film's modest expectations, The Finest Hours is performing softly with its price tag in mind. The Finest Hours is running 10 percent behind the recent $13.47 million five-day start of In the Heart of the Sea.

Disney also claimed fourth place, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in $0.928 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise was up 19 percent over Monday and down 41 percent from last Tuesday. With a record-breaking 47-day gross of $897.47 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now just $2.53 million away from becoming the first film ever to reach the $900 million unadjusted domestic mark.

Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.783 million. The R-rated comedy starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron increased 37 percent over Monday and decreased 40 percent from last Tuesday. Dirty Grandpa has grossed $24.19 million in twelve days. That places the film 33 percent behind the $36.18 million twelve-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

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By Daniel Garris

Kung Fu Panda 3 took in $1.75M on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation declined 86 percent from Sunday's performance. Kung Fu Panda 3 has grossed $43.03 million in four days of release. The film is running a bit below expectations and 15 percent behind the $50.80 million four-day start of last year's Hotel Transylvania 2 (which fell 84 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.34 million). With no new family films going into wide release during the month of February, Kung Fu Panda 3 will have a strong chance of holding up well going forward.

Fellow Fox release The Revenant placed in second with $0.961 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down 74 percent from Sunday and down a solid 35 percent from last Monday. The Revenant continues to exceed expectations with $139.51 million after 25 days of wide release (and an additional two weeks of platform release). The film is currently running an impressive 28 percent ahead of the $108.81 million 25-day take of 2010's Shutter Island.

Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens claimed third place with $0.781 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise fell 78 percent from Sunday and 40 percent from last Monday. With a record-breaking 46-day gross of $896.54 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now just $3.46 million away from becoming the first film ever to reach the $900 million unadjusted domestic mark.

Fellow Disney release The Finest Hours followed closely behind in fourth with $0.761 million. The 3D action drama starring Chris Pine was down 71 percent from Sunday. The Finest Hours has grossed $11.05 million in four days. While that is towards the higher end of the film's modest expectations, The Finest Hours is performing softly with its price tag in mind. The Finest Hours is running 9 percent behind the recent $12.11 million four-day start of In the Heart of the Sea.

Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa rounded out Monday's top five with $0.571 million. The R-rated comedy starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron declined 72 percent from Sunday and 38 percent from last Monday. Dirty Grandpa has grossed $23.41 million in eleven days. That places the film 33 percent behind the $35.02 million eleven-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Meanwhile, Open Road's Fifty Shades of Black continued to disappoint with a tenth place take of $0.368 million. The Marlon Wayans led R-rated comedy was down 71 percent from Sunday. Fifty Shades of Black has grossed just $6.27 million in four days. The film is running a very underwhelming 34 percent behind the $9.51 million four-day start of 2014's A Haunted House 2.

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