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LEAWOOD, Kan. -- AMC Theatres and Paramount Pictures are excited to offer AMC Stubs members a first-of-its-kind INTERSTELLAR Unlimited Ticket, which allows AMC's loyal moviegoers to see the film as many times as they'd like for one price. AMC Stubs members who have already seen the movie have an option to upgrade to the unlimited ticket at AMC.

For two weeks, movie lovers have flocked to AMC Theatres to experience Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster, INTERSTELLAR. Guest feedback indicates that guests not only love the movie, many are expressing a strong interest in seeing it again in the theatre.

"Christopher Nolan has created a masterpiece that movie fans are saying gets better every time they see it," said Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content and programming officer, AMC Theatres. "The INTERSTELLAR Unlimited Ticket gives these fans an opportunity to experience the spectacular cinematography and heart-warming stories as many times as they would like - at any AMC location, any showtime, in any format, including IMAX."

INTERSTELLAR Unlimited Tickets are available for sale to AMC Stubs members at AMC box offices in 330 locations across the country. The INTERSTELLAR Unlimited Ticket price varies by location, ranging from $19.99 to $34.99. All AMC Stubs members who have already purchased a ticket to the movie can upgrade for $14.99.

A commemorative INTERSTELLAR pass will be issued, which can be used at any AMC location playing the film. While the ticket is unlimited, quantities are not, and guests are encouraged to get their Unlimited Ticket while supplies last.

"INTERSTELLAR" stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

"INTERSTELLAR" is playing in theaters nationwide.

 

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By Alex Edghill

50 Shades Of Grey capitalized on its second trailer release last week as it upped its like count by over 1 million on the week. I suppose this is hardly surprising after its 15 second teaser clip helped to generate 200k new likes a couple weeks ago but its still very impressive nonetheless. I have never seen a larger Facebook like count for an unreleased film, generally to get up to 5+ million it is for sequels reusing the Facebook page of a successful original film. Since January of this year it has now grown by over 5 million likes. By comparison the first trailer saw a 2 million like increase the week immediately after its release.

Now on the eve of its release, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 pulled in just under 500k new likes. Very impressive when you consider how saturated pop culture has been with the film that it can still find that many new people to like its page. Sure it doesn't mean those people didn't watch the previous two films but at the very least that this new film and marketing campaign is engaging them enough to reach out and interact/seek out information about the latest installment. November's box office is about to get a huge shot in the arm over the next week or so.  

The Pyramid has been doing a very solid job on Facebook in recent times, and last week it saw its single biggest week jump as it grew by just shy of 70k likes. The first weekend in December has traditionally been a dead zone, but by the time this release comes around it should have over 1 million likes which is nothing to scoff at, especially for a low-budget production such as this one.

Facebook Top 15 Movies by Like Increase for the Week Ending Sunday November 16th

Rank Release Movie Likes Previous Change % Change
1 02/13/15 Fifty Shades of Grey 6,447,534 5,372,101 1,075,433 20.02%
2 11/21/14 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 21,534,708 21,064,202 470,506 2.23%
3 01/02/15 The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death 2,251,692 2,092,367 159,325 7.61%
4 07/10/15 Minions 27,095,018 26,939,175 155,843 0.58%
5 04/03/15 Furious 7 53,844,498 53,700,512 143,986 0.27%
6 05/01/15 Avengers: Age of Ultron 12,426,188 12,354,693 71,495 0.58%
7 12/05/14 The Pyramid 735,580 667,207 68,373 10.25%
8 06/26/15 Ted 2 20,728,051 20,662,311 65,740 0.32%
9 03/20/15 The Divergent Series: Insurgent 3,783,546 3,723,423 60,123 1.61%
10 11/26/14 Penguins of Madagascar 3,283,887 3,238,492 45,395 1.40%
11 12/17/14 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 14,221,981 14,188,405 33,576 0.24%
12 03/25/16 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice 3,583,075 3,553,293 29,782 0.84%
13 12/18/15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 12,898,530 12,875,935 22,595 0.18%
14 01/16/15 Paddington 408,904 386,869 22,035 5.70%
15 12/19/14 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 1,874,443 1,859,593 14,850 0.80%

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interstellarstill.jpegInterstellar grossed more than $100 million in its second week of global release. The sci-fi flick registered more than 15.4 million admission across 21,290 screens in 63 markets for a $106 million overseas haul. Combined with North American grosses, the film has grossed $321.9 million worldwide. The current results are 13% ahead of Inception and 6% above of Gravity.

IMAX has been particularly friendly to Christopher Nolan's latest film. The film took $12.4 million from the premium format over the weekend, a 10% dip from last weekend's opening figures. Interstellar has grossed a total of $24.1 million in IMAX.

Top overseas performers this weekend include South Korea, which impressed with an $15.8 million outing: an 11% bump from its debut figures that is driving a $35.9 million market cume in the film's second weekend. The UK contributed $6 million to reach a market total of $19.3 million. Russia reached a $16.8 million cume following this weekend's $5.3 million frame.

Interstellar expands to Japan next weekend.

Big Hero 6 expanded to Mexico this weekend, where it took the #1 spot with a $4.8 million debut. The strong performance from the new opening helped the film take in $11.9 million over the weekend from a total of 23 territories. The animated film has grossed a total of $36.7 million overseas and $148.3 million worldwide. The film will continue to expand through more key overseas markets through February 2015.

Penguins of Madagascar is off to an early start in China. The animated film took $11.3 million from its early release in the market. The penguins will be reaching screens in North America on November 26.

Gone Girl took in $4.8 million from 35 markets, taking its overseas total up to $166.7 million. The David Fincher thriller has grossed $319.3 million worldwide.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles groosed $4.2 million from 3,071 locations across 20 territories. The film continues to earn in China despite strong competition from the opening weekends of Interstellar and Penguins of Madagascar in the Market. The Turtles have grossed a total of $57.2 million in China and have currently grossed $283.2 million overseas. The film has earned $474.3 million worldwide ahead of its release in Japan on February 7.

The Maze Runner earned $3.3 million from 25 markets over the weekend, taking its overseas total up to $231 million. The YA adaptation has grossed $331 million worldwide.

Ouija took in $3.3 million from 22 territories, taking its overseas gross up to $17.5 million. The horror film has grossed a total of $65.6 million worldwide.

Dracula Untold grossed $3.1 million from 55 territories over the weekend. The film has earned a total of $153.1 million outside of North America and $208.8 million globally.

 

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interstellar.pngInterstellar continues to grow overseas as the film posted a strong hold-over performance across 21,290 screens in 63 markets. The film earned $106 million over the weekend and registered over 15.4 million admissions. The overseas total to day stands at $224.1 million, a 13% lead over Inception and 6% advantage over Gravity. IMAX contributed $12.4 million over the weekend, a 10% dip from the opening numbers. IMAX cume stands at $24.1 million of the film’s $321.9 million worldwide total.

Interstellar is now WB’s biggest 2D opener of all time, finishing in second place among the studio’s full slate of titles behind Guillermo del Toro’s 3D Pacific Rim. The sci-fi epic is the biggest opener of director Christopher Nolan’s career.

Interstellar continues to impress in several top markets. Here is a run down of other top performers:

 

  • South Korea: $15.8M Weekend / $35.9M Come
  • UK: $6M Weekend / $19.3M Cume
  • Russia: $5.3M Weekend / $16.8M Come
  • France: $4.1M Weekend / $12.8M Cume
  • Germany: $3.6M Weekend / $12.8M Cume
  • Australia: $3.1M Weekend / $8.15M Cume
  • Italy: $2.9M Weekend / $7.7M Cume
  • Spain: $2M Weekend / $5.8M Cume
  • Mexico: $1.7M Weekend / $5.7M Come
  • Brazil: $1.5M Weekend / $3.9M Cume

 

Interstellar expands to Japan next weekend.

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gotg-poster.pngThe Walt Disney Studios crossed the $4 billion mark in global box office for the second time in its history on Friday. The feat was accomplished in record time for the studio, which had previously reached the figure on November 26, 2013.

Four films have helped contribute to the studio's record-breaking year. Guardians of the Galaxy revitalized a slumping summer in North America with a $330 million domestic haul, becoming the #1 film of the year at home with $330 million and the #2 film of the year globally with $770.1 million.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is currently the #2 film of the year in North America with $259.8 million and the #5 film globally with $714.7 million. Neither Guardians nor Captain America counted on a prime summer release date to reach their figures, both films book-ending the season's release calendar.

Outside the Marvel world, Disney struck global box office gold with Maleficent and Frozen. Maleficent is currently the second biggest film of the year overseas with $516.8 million and the #3 film globally with $758 million. Frozen was released during the winter of 2013 but its hold-over success came in 2014. The animated film earned $733 million of its $1.27 billion global haul this calendar year.

 

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