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By Daniel Garris

Jurassic World continued its record-breaking pace on Tuesday with a daily take of $24.34 million. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary declined a slim 4 percent from Monday's performance. That represented an exceptional first Tuesday hold for an event film, especially when factoring in the competition the film faced from Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Jurassic World generated the largest non-opening day Tuesday performance ever; as it topped the $20.87 million take of previous record holder 2008's The Dark Knight. Jurassic World claimed the third largest Tuesday gross ever when including opening day performances, behind only 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man ($35.02 million) and 2007's Transformers ($27.85 million).

Jurassic World surpassed the $250 million mark yesterday on its fifth day of release. That set a new record as previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers took six days to pass the $250 million mark. Jurassic World has grossed $258.49 million in five days. That represents the largest five-day start of all-time, topping the $244.01 million five-day start of Marvel's The Avengers by $14.48 million and 6 percent. Given strong word of mouth and strong daily percentage holds thus far, no new direct competition for action fans and Father's Day on Sunday, Jurassic World looks to be in store for a terrific second weekend hold.

Fox's Spy held steady in a distant second with $2.11 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy increased a healthy 21.5 percent over Monday and decreased 44 percent from last Tuesday. Spy topped the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $60.40 million in twelve days. That places the film an underwhelming 21 percent behind the $76.61 million twelve-day take of 2013's Identity Thief and 6 percent ahead of the $56.999 million twelve-day gross of last year's Tammy.

Warner's San Andreas grossed $1.41 million to remain in third. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film was up 23 percent over Monday and down a sizable 54 percent from last Tuesday. San Andreas continues to exceed expectations with a strong 19-day take of $121.68 million. The film is running 18 percent ahead of the $103.21 million 19-day take of 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 remained in fourth place with $1.08 million. The third installment of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was up 8 percent over Monday and down 51 percent from last Tuesday. Insidious: Chapter 3 has grossed $39.45 million in twelve days, which is on the low end of pre-release expectations.

Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.843 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was up 16.5 percent over Monday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Tuesday. The 33-day total for Pitch Perfect 2 stands at a very strong $171.84 million.

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Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14's 4DX Auditorium Currently Showing Summer Blockbuster Jurassic World as First Year Anniversary Approaches

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2015 - AEG-owned Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, home to the first and only 4DX equipped theatre in the United States, celebrates a tremendous first year of high-growth and revenue. Powered by CJ 4DPlex, the world's first 4D cinema company, the 104-seat 4DX auditorium at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE has achieved $1.52 million in revenue attracting 70,000 attendees since opening last year, representing an increase of 88% in attendance versus the previous 12 months in the same auditorium prior to the conversion.

"We're extremely pleased with the first year success of the 4DX theatre at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14. The numbers really prove what we had expected; that audiences would embrace the new technology and unique movie-going experience 4DX affords," said Shelby Russell, Vice President of Marketing for L.A. LIVE.
Since the first commercial U.S. screening of 4DX with Transformers: Age of Extinction on June 26, 2014, 38 4DX films have been showcased at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14. Opening-weekend 4DX performances have been most impressive, with Jurassic World yielding the highest grossing weekend box office, bringing in $55,672 with a 93% occupancy rate. This topped the previous record-holder Avengers: Age of Ultron, which had an opening-weekend 4DX box office of $43,000. Following is a list of the top-performers in 4DX over the past year:

· Transformers: Age of Extinction (97% opening weekend occupancy rate; $114,798 total 4DX box office; two-week run)
· Furious 7 (97%; $139,808; four-week run)
· Avengers: Age of Ultron (94%; $112,849; two-week run)
· Jurassic World (93%; $55,672; currently showing)
· Dawn of the Apes (91%; $99,445; two-week run)
· San Andreas (90%; $129,204; two-week run)
"Regal's ultimate goal is to create a memorable experience for our moviegoers, and 4DX does just that," stated Greg Dunn, President and COO for Regal Entertainment Group. "The 4DX auditorium at Regal L.A. LIVE has been extremely well received attracting moviegoers from all across the area and encouraging guests to sit back and hold on for one of the best theatre experiences the industry has to offer."

Recognizing the value of the cutting-edge technology to elevate the movie-going experience for consumers, the partnership between Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 and CJ 4DPlex, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships in 2014, brought the first 4DX theatre in the United States to downtown Los Angeles.

"We are constantly seeking out trailblazing innovations to incorporate into our entertainment destinations such as L.A. LIVE," said Todd Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer at AEG. "It's clear from these first year revenues and attendance numbers that the partnership has been a huge success, attracting audiences from all over Los Angeles and tourists alike to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to experience 4DX."

The 4DX technology from CJ 4DPlex enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, stimulating all five senses through special effects such as motion, wind, fog, rain, lighting, vibrations and scents to enable a completely immersive event that transcends the traditional cinema experience.

"The first year of 4DX in the United States has proved to be a hit with American audiences," said Mark Shaw, CEO, CJ 4DPlex America. "We saw great success when we launched 4DX in Brazil, Columbia, Guatemala, Korea, Peru and Russia, and it's thrilling to see the success it's having in the influential US market."

Expected summer blockbuster, Terminator Genisys, is the next 4DX movie to come to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, playing July 1-9. Visit Fandango.com for ticket information.

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Carmike Cinemas to host Charity Event Benefitting The Well Outreach Featuring Special Movie Ticket Discounts and Opening Day Concession Promotions

SPRING HILL, Tennessee and COLUMBUS, Georgia - June 17, 2015 - Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the grand opening of the new Carmike 12 entertainment complex featuring the ‘BigD' premium experience in Spring Hill, Tennessee (2068 Crossing Circle, Spring Hill, TN 37174). The theatre will open at 6:00 pm (local time) on Thursday, June 18th, 2015.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Carmike 12 will open its doors at 3:00 pm (local time) to host a charitable event benefiting The Well Outreach, offering movie tickets, popcorn and drinks priced at $2.00 each. The grand opening weekend will also feature the finest in Hollywood entertainment, including the debut of Disney's highly-anticipated 3-D animated feature Inside Out beginning at 7:00 pm (local time). Please visit www.carmike.com for exact show times and to purchase tickets.

To celebrate Carmike 12's debut, guests who attend the theatre opening weekend will enjoy a FREE Coca-Cola Freestyle Fountain Drink (small) with their ticket purchase through close of business Sunday, June 21st. Carmike is also proud to present an expanded concessions menu that includes hot food items. Additional promotions at this location include:

· Stimulus Tuesday - $2.00 popcorn, $2.00 fountain drinks and $2.00 candy with ticket purchase every Tuesday.


· Super Bargain Matinee - $5.75 admission prices for all movies between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Standard surcharges for BigD, 3-D and special showings apply.


The new 12-screen theatre seats over 2,500 guests in luxurious comfort and all auditoriums in the leading-edge entertainment complex are equipped with stadium seating, comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The BigD, Carmike's critically acclaimed premium large screen format (PLF) experience auditorium, seats 550 patrons and features a screen that measures over 70 feet wide and three stories tall. To further enhance the premium experience, a custom QSC digital audio system will be tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1 surround sound. This system is a true revolution in sound technology, with digital audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way speakers, and 21-inch subwoofers. The BigD is powered by a cutting-edge Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector that also presents 2-D entertainment. The end result is a light output of 30,000 lumens, creating a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD.

"In each market Carmike calls home, we remain committed to supporting our community partners while creating an environment that exceeds our guest's entertainment expectations each and every time. This commitment to excellence is realized at every Carmike location through superior large format digital projection while using bigger screens, impeccable sound, and the finest in-theatre seating to ensure a cutting-edge presentation," stated David Passman, Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer. "The new Carmike 12 will mark our twenty-ninth installation of the uniquely immersive BigD experience, which we are excited to showcase in the extraordinary community of Spring Hill and surrounding area along with the superior service of our dedicated associates."

Among the other amenities of the new theatre is an exceptionally designed lobby featuring multiple concession areas providing the convenience of self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers that pour more than 100 customized fountain drink varieties. One-stop ticketing will also be included in the lobby area so cinemagoers may escape the elements to purchase their tickets and favorite concessions at the same transaction point. In addition to the BigD auditorium, 11 auditoriums in the Carmike 12 are equipped with large, wall-to-wall screens, DLP DIGITAL projection and surround sound. This new complex will also provide special services for the visually and hearing impaired with Sony Closed Captioning glasses (CC) as well as descriptive and amplified audio (VI & HI).

 

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Ultra Stereo Labs, Inc. (USL, Inc.), a pioneer in digital cinema technology products for the motion picture industry, has made new technological upgrades on the LSS-100P. Introduced in 2012, the LSS-100P Light & Sound Sensor provides daily testing of digital projection and sound equipment in individual auditoriums. The new advancements include royalty-free reporting software suitable for operation in a cinema or in a network operations center (NOC) that handles a group of chains. Extensive Web-based reports and e-mail alerts are included with this new software. A demo version is available on a bootable USB flash drive.

In addition to these latest upgrades, new options have become available. With the LSS-100P Atmos® option, a technician can immediately identify possible speaker or amplifier problems in an installation. The LSS-100P lip-sync test option verifies proper synchronization of satellite feeds. The LSS-100P will be on display, with tutorial sessions scheduled for industry technicians, in the USL, Inc. booth (#635) at the CineEurope convention, June 22-25, in Barcelona, Spain.

"Since its introduction, we've made several hardware and software improvements to the LSS-100P based on industry feedback," stated Harold Hallikainen, USL, Inc.'s senior engineer. "Now, with the LSS-100P reporting software, it's easy to monitor the performance of thousands of screens," added Hallikainen. "The LSS-100P has been installed worldwide with terrific acceptance from the cinema industry. This year at CineEurope, we will be conducting training in our booth on the LSS-100P and its latest software improvements," commented Clint Koch, USL, Inc.'s sales director.

For over thirty-three years, USL, Inc. has been a global leader for technical achievements in design, manufacture, research, and development of cinema products, and it was the 2013 winner of the International Cinema Technology Association's Manufacturer of the Year award.

 

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