aug7wknd.pngMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation eased 44 percent from last Wednesday to $2.93 million yesterday as it remained in first place. Strong word of mouth continues to drive the well-reviewed fifth entry in the Tom Cruise franchise. With $118.57 million in the bank domestically through 13 days of release, the pic is pacing 3 percent ahead of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 31 percent ahead of Mission: Impossible III.

In second place yesterday, Fantastic Four grossed $1.67 million in its sixth day of play. That gives it a domestic tally of $32.55 million so far, unfortunately putting it 56 percent behind the pace of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

In third place, sleeper hit The Gift pulled $1.13 million on Wednesday. That gives the well-received thriller from new distributor STX Entertainment a six-day total of $16.08 million, putting it just 1 percent behind the pace of last year's The Giver.

In fourth, Minions added $1.06 million yesterday for a 39.5 percent week-to-week drop. The animated prequel's domestic tally now stands at $306.8 million.

Ant-Man took fifth on Wednesday with another $0.99 million, off 40 percent from last week. The latest Marvel pic's domestic haul now stands at $151.1 million.

Meanwhile, Ricki and the Flash added $0.79 million yesterday to give it a six-day haul of $9.36 million, while Shaun the Sheep banked $0.555 million for an eight-day total of $7.78 million.

 

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By Daniel Garris

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation took in $4.56 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led action franchise has now topped the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days. Rogue Nation was up a healthy 38 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that Tuesday's daily holds were especially strong in general, which was likely due in part to summer vacation now nearing its end for many students. Rogue Nation continues to run in line with expectations with a solid twelve-day gross of $115.64 million. That places the film 30 percent ahead of the $88.92 million twelve-day take of 2006's Mission: Impossible III and 3 percent ahead of the $115.64 million twelve-day total of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Fantastic Four continued its poor start with a second place take of $2.94 million. Fox's relaunch attempt of the Marvel superhero franchise was up 30 percent over Monday. Fantastic Four passed the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed just $30.88 million through five days of release. The film is performing far below pre-release expectations and is very likely to continue to fall off quickly as a result of poor critical reviews, toxic word of mouth and built-in front-loading to begin with. Fantastic Four is running a disappointing 55 percent behind the $69.05 million five-day start of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Minions was up two spots and a very strong 68 percent from Monday to move into third place on Tuesday with $1.86 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated prequel from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was down only 22 percent from last Tuesday. While Minions has been front-loaded throughout its run, the film has had especially strong daily holds on Tuesdays. Minions is the fifth highest grossing release of 2015 thus far with an impressive 33-day gross of $305.77 million.

STX Entertainment's The Gift was down one spot from Monday to place in fourth with $1.74 million. The Joel Edgerton directed thriller starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton increased 29 percent over Monday's performance. The Gift has grossed $14.95 million in five days, as the low-budget film continues to exceed expectations thanks in part to strong critical reviews. The film is performing very similar to the $15.19 million five-day start of The Giver last August and will hope to duplicate the strong holding power of that film going forward.

Ant-Man was up an impressive 39 percent and one spot over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $1.52 million. In the process, the Paul Rudd led 3D superhero film from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $150 million domestic mark yesterday. Ant-Man has grossed $150.13 million in 26 days, which places the film just 6 percent behind the $159.01 million 26-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Meanwhile, new wide releases Ricki and the Flash and Shaun the Sheep Movie took in respective daily grosses of $1.19 million and $1.01 million. Both films experienced strong daily increases, as Sony's Ricki and the Flash was up 55 percent over Monday and Lionsgate's was up 67 percent. Ricki and the Flash has grossed $8.57 million in five days and Shaun the Sheep Movie has grossed $7.23 million in seven days, as both films are performing a bit below their already modest expectations.

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straightouttacomptonlongrange.pngLOS ANGELES - August 12, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Straight Outta Compton" leads Fandango's weekend ticket sales and the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring 86 out of 100 points.

The N.W.A. biopic is outselling previous biopics including "42," "Jersey Boys," and "The Butler" (released in August 2013) at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Compton" moviegoers on Fandango:
95% say the film's themes and story line are relevant today;

84% are looking forward to seeing O'Shea Jackson, Jr. playing his real-life father, Ice Cube;

81% describe themselves as N.W.A. fans;

66% say Dr. Dre's new album increased their interest in seeing the film.

"Both 'Straight Outta Compton' and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.‘ are bursting with the kind of stylized energy that audiences are thirsting for in a fun summer movie," says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. "Advance buzz on 'Straight Outta Compton' is already very strong, with audiences raving about the film's young ensemble cast -- most notably Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, who may draw awards consideration for the role. It's hip, heartfelt, and very of-the-moment."

Timed to this week's release of "Straight Outta Compton," Fandango is launching an exclusive series of four shareable fan art posters inspired by the movie at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-straight-outta-compton-movie-posters-749614

About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

*According to comScore.

 

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London, 12th August 2015 -Leading cinema software company Arts Alliance Media (AAM) have announced a deal with China's Jackie Chan Cinema chain to deploy AAM's Screenwriter Theatre Management System across more than 200 screens. The deal was concluded in conjunction with Beijing CServ, a professional IT and cinema TMS provider and one of AAM's Chinese reseller partners.

Jackie Chan Cinema is one of China's fastest growing cinema chains. Founded by the Hong Kong martial arts actor and director Jackie Chan along with the Sparkle Roll Group Limited, one of China's largest luxury product retailers, the chain currently has 213 screens across the country.
Screenwriter, the world's most popular Theatre Management System (TMS) is installed on more than 25,000 cinema screens around the world, and manages all screens, content and playlists in a site. Users can see exactly what's happening on all screens in real time from one interface, and even from a mobile device. Screenwriter automates many time-consuming and error-prone processes, saving time and reducing the possibility of mistakes leading to missed shows. Playlists can be built, moved or repeated at the touch of a button, with content transferred automatically and schedules synchronised with the cinema's POS system. Screenwriter also proactively alerts users to any upcoming problems, such as missing content or KDMs, in time to fix them and avoid losing shows.

"We are very pleased to announce this deal to install AAM's Screenwriter Theatre Management System on all our screens" the Chief Technology Officer of Jackie Chan Cinema said. "We are looking forward to this partnership and cooperation with AAM and CServ enhancing our operations and making customer satisfaction in our cinemas even better."

Eric Stevens, Commercial Director of Arts Alliance Media added, "Jackie Chan Cinemas are a really pioneering group and so we're very happy to be announcing this partnership with them. Screenwriter, with its automation capabilities and new features such as a mobile app, will help Jackie Chan monitor and manage everything that's happening on their screens while saving time that can be spent on improving the customer experience even further."

AAM will work with CServ in China to manage the deployment of the software to Jackie Chan screens, upgrading each screen from its existing TMS to Screenwriter.

For more information, please contact:

Arts Alliance Media
Kate Pidgeon - kate.pidgeon@artsalliancemedia.com / +44 (0)20 7751 7512

About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services. We offer cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

AAM's software products include the SCREENWRITER Theatre Management System (TMS); PRODUCER - an enterprise TMS and content management system operating across the entire cinema circuit; LIFEGUARD - an enterprise system designed to monitor and manage hardware as well as power Network Operations Centres (NOCs); and ADFUSER - a campaign management tool to simplify cinema advertising and increase incremental revenues.
Our software touches over 25,000 screens worldwide across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific while our NOC supports several thousand screens globally.

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By Daniel Garris

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation remained in first place at the daily box office on Monday with a daily take of $3.32 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led action franchise has now led the daily box office for ten of the past eleven days. Rogue Nation was down 61 percent from Sunday and down 51 percent from last Monday. The film continues to run in line with expectations with a solid eleven-day gross of $111.07 million. That places Rogue Nation 28 percent ahead of the $86.98 million eleven-day take of 2006's Mission: Impossible III and 2 percent ahead of the $108.76 million eleven-day total of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Fantastic Four continued its poor start with a second place take of $2.26 million. Fox's relaunch attempt of the Marvel superhero franchise continues to fall off quickly, as it was down 61 percent from Sunday's performance. Fantastic Four has grossed just $27.95 million in its first four days of release. The film is performing far below pre-release expectations and is very likely to continue to fall off quickly as a result of poor critical reviews, toxic word of mouth and built-in front-loading to begin with. Fantastic Four is running a disappointing 56 percent behind the $63.95 million four-day start of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

STX Entertainment's The Gift continued its healthy start with a third place take of $1.35 million. The Joel Edgerton directed thriller starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton fell 58 percent from Sunday. Thanks in part to strong critical reviews; The Gift is exceeding expectations with a four-day take of $13.21 million. The Gift is performing very similar to the $13.62 million four-day start of The Giver last August and will hope to duplicate the strong holding power of that film going forward.

Warner's Vacation took fourth with $1.121 million. The comedy franchise re-launch starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate declined 56 percent from Sunday and a solid 39 percent from last Monday. While it is holding up well so far, Vacation is still running significantly below expectations with a thirteen-day start of $38.26 million. That places the film an underwhelming 17 percent behind the $46.09 million thirteen-day take of last year's Let's Be Cops.

Minions rounded out Monday's top five with $1.109 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated prequel from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was down 50 percent from Sunday and down 45 percent from last Monday. Minions is the fifth highest grossing release of 2015 thus far with an impressive 32-day gross of $303.91 million.

Ant-Man followed very closely behind in sixth place with $1.093 million. The Paul Rudd led 3D superhero film from Disney and Marvel decreased 54 percent from Sunday and a solid 42 percent from last Monday. Ant-Man has grossed $148.61 million in 25 days and will surpass the $150 million mark either today or Wednesday.

Meanwhile, new wide releases Ricki and the Flash and Shaun the Sheep Movie respectively placed in ninth and eleventh with daily takes of $0.766 million and $0.606 million. Sony's Ricki and the Flash was down 57 percent from Sunday, while Lionsgate's Shaun the Sheep Movie was down 50 percent. Ricki and the Flash has grossed $7.38 million in four days and Shaun the Sheep Movie has grossed $6.22 million in six days, as both films are running a bit below their already modest expectations.

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