goodrichqualitytheaters.pngGrand Rapids, MI - October 21, 2014 - Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, announces plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview, FL. The theater will feature one large-format auditorium, bar & grill and VIP recliner seating in all auditoriums. The facility is being developed by Anthony Properties of Dallas, TX and designed by Paradigm Design of Grand Rapids, MI.

The premium theater facility will feature "GDX" (Giant Digital eXperience), Goodrich's cutting-edge large format auditorium, with a giant 80-foot-wide screen allowing floor-to-ceiling viewing. In addition, the theater will offer all-digital projection and 3D, as well as the latest technology and amenities including:

 Premium Dolby Atmos sound system

 State-of-the-art viewing with wall-to-wall screens

 All stadium seating with luxurious premium recliners

 Spacious lobby and box office with self-serve ticket counters

 Massive concession stand with self-serve drink refill stations

"We are thrilled that we can bring a state-of-the-art theater to Riverview, in conjunction with a premium retail development. Riverview is our first location in Florida, and we are proud to join this community," says Martin Betz, Chief Operating Officer of Goodrich Quality Theaters. "We are committed to providing our patrons with the very best theater entertainment experience, great concessions and outstanding customer loyalty programs."

Brian Shiu, Vice President of Development at Anthony Properties agrees that this development, located between the Super Walmart and I-75 on Gibsonton Drive, is poised to become a regional entertainment destination. "In addition to the theater, the complex will feature approximately 175,000 square feet of space ideally suited to restaurant, hotel and retail tenants complementary to Walmart," Mr. Shiu adds, "We are particularly impressed by the residential growth that is taking place in Riverview and look forward to bringing additional retail to the area."

ABOUT GOODRICH QUALITY THEATERS

Goodrich Quality Theaters is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. The Company operates 29 theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri totaling 273 screens featuring all-digital projection. All theaters are equipped with 3D cinema. The circuit also includes four IMAX locations. For more information go to www.GoodrichQualityTheaters.com.

ABOUT ANTHONY PROPERTIES

Anthony Properties is a privately-held real estate development and investment firm founded in 1984. The Company's diverse portfolio includes multiplex cinemas, mixed-use developments, retail centers, residential communities, and acreage held for investment. For more information go to www.anthonyproperties.com.

CONTACTS

Martin Betz, COO, Goodrich Quality Theaters Ph: 616-827-6528, Email: mbetz@gqti.com

Brian Shiu, Anthony Properties Ph: 214-432-9514, Email: brian@anthonyproperties.com OR

Justin Todd, Anthony Properties Ph: 214-432-9506, Email: justin@anthonyproperties.com

Bill Brunner, Paradigm Design Ph: 616-785-5577, Email: wbrunner@paradigmae.com

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury took in $2.36 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 59 percent from Sunday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Fury has grossed $26.06 million through four days of release. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 10 percent ahead of the $23.63 million four-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year (which fell 70 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.62 million).

Fox's Gone Girl placed in second with $1.45 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 63 percent from last Monday's inflated Columbus Day performance. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $108.23 million in 18 days. That places the film 76 percent ahead of the $61.36 million 18-day take of 2012's Argo.

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life claimed third place with $0.840 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film fell 84 percent from Monday. The Book of Life has grossed $17.85 million in its first four days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.01 million during its first four days.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.827 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was down 69 percent from Sunday and also down 69 percent from last Monday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $41.66 million in eleven days, but is now displaying signs of significant front-loading.

Warner's The Judge rounded out Monday's top five with $0.686 million. The Robert Downey Jr. led drama fell 64 percent from Sunday and 63 percent from last Monday. The Judge continues to perform towards the lower end of its modest expectations with an eleven-day take of $27.51 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me followed closely behind in sixth with $0.677 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden was down 67 percent from Sunday. The Best of Me is performing on the low end of its modest expectations with $10.68 million in four days and is also showing early signs of being front-loaded.

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury debuted in first place this weekend with $23.70 million. The David Ayer directed war film starring Brad Pitt opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. Fury opened 8 percent ahead of the $22.00 million debut of Sony's The Monuments Men back in February and 21.5 percent ahead of the $19.50 million start of Sony's Moneyball back in September of 2011. Like both of those films were able to do, Fury will hope to hold up well going forward.

Fury opened with $8.82 million on Friday (which included a relatively large $1.2 million from Thursday night shows), increased 3 percent on Saturday to take in $9.12 million and fell 37 percent on Sunday to gross $5.76 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at a somewhat front-loaded 2.69 to 1. The audience breakdown for Fury skewed towards male moviegoers (60 percent) and slightly towards moviegoers over the age of 35 (51 percent). Fury received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

After leading the box office each of the past two weekends, Fox's Gone Girl placed in second this weekend with $17.51 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck continued to hold up well, as it was down just 34 percent from last weekend. Gone Girl surpassed the $100 million mark this weekend and has now grossed $106.78 million through 17 days of release. Before much longer, Gone Girl will zoom past the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to become Fincher's highest grossing film to date (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life followed closely behind in third with a $17.01 million debut. The modestly budgeted computer animated film opened in line with expectations and likely received an added boost from arriving a couple weeks before Halloween and Day of the Dead. The Book of Life opened nearly on par with the recent $17.28 million launch of The Boxtrolls. The Book of Life started out with $4.99 million on Friday, increased 39 percent on Saturday to take in $6.91 million and declined 26 percent on Sunday to gross $5.16 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 3.41 to 1. Like Fury, The Book of Life also received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

Fellow family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day claimed fourth place with $11.46 million. The Disney release starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner fell 38 percent from last weekend. That represented a very solid hold, especially given the added competition for family audiences from The Book of Life. Alexander has grossed $36.29 million through ten days of release, which is in line with expectations and represents a healthy performance with the film's modest price tag in mind.

Relativity's The Best of Me rounded out the weekend's top with $10.00 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden opened on the low end of its modest expectations. The Best of Me opened softer than most Sparks adaptations, with the film's performance more closely representing the $13.42 million start of 2008's Nights in Rodanthe. The Best of Me opened with $4.13 million on Friday, fell 8 percent on Saturday to take in $3.79 million and fell 45 percent on Sunday to gross $2.08 million. That places the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at just 2.42 to 1. The Best of Me received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore, which strongly suggests that the film is going over better with moviegoers than it has with critics.

In their second weekend of release, Universal's Dracula Untold and Warner's The Judge claimed sixth and seventh places respectively with $9.99 million and $7.92 million. Dracula Untold was down a sharp 58 percent from last weekend's stronger than expected start, while The Judge was down a solid 40 percent from last weekend's modest debut. Respective ten-day total grosses stand at $40.83 million for Dracula Untold and at $26.82 million for The Judge.

Warner's Annabelle placed in eighth with $7.88 million. The low-budget spin-off to The Conjuring was down a respectable 50 percent and has grossed a stronger than expected $74.08 million in 17 days. Annabelle will face new direct competition next weekend when Universal unleashes Ouija in theaters on Friday.

On the platform front, the critically acclaimed Birdman was off to a terrific start with $424,397 from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton from Fox Searchlight and New Regency generated a massive per-location average of $106,099 for the frame. Birdman will receive a major expansion next weekend.

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By Alex Edghill

Dumb And Dumber To had the biggest increase of likes over the last week for upcoming films tracked, more than 50% higher than the nearest film. It started the year with just over 2.5 million likes as it is reusing the page of the original film, but with it adding over 1 million new likes since makes it one of the most liked comedies on the year, second to only 22 Jump Street which is good company to be keeping. The sequel was always going to do well considering how beloved the first film was, but with these types of numbers flying around it could see a huge $40 million plus opening numbers which begs the question, why didn't they make it happen sooner? 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water had the second best percentage increase on the week as it rose to 222,674 likes. With it just over three months away it has a lot of time to pad those numbers and should have no problem surpassing the magic 1 million like mark. SpongeBob is such a pop culture darling amongst younger audiences it should do very well on social media in general as its release nears. 

Exodus: Gods And Kings continues to see its Facebook star rise as it is jumped 74% to 65,000 likes, the biggest percentage increase on the week amongst the top 15 movers. The comparison I'm keenly watching is between this and Noah. The latter had a big spike this same week before release and jumped to ~140,000 likes. The day before its release, Noah had made it to 556,833 likes which could very well be a good yardstick for Exodus' opening potential.  

Lastly, Big Hero 6 had a healthy 13% bump to 215,476 likes on the week. With The Book Of Life translating 80k likes to $17 million box office this past weekend these numbers are pretty huge. The LEGO Movie had 416,641 likes on the day before its release while Mr. Peabody And Sherman had just over 1 million likes.

Facebook Top 15 Movies by Like Increase for the Week Ending Sunday October 19th

Rank Release Movie Likes Previous Change % Change
1 11/14/14 Dumb and Dumber To 3,749,711 3,604,931 144,780 4.02%
2 10/24/14 Ouija 1,126,838 1,037,779 89,059 8.58%
3 06/26/15 Ted 2 20,479,331 20,397,549 81,782 0.40%
4 11/21/14 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 20,535,800 20,455,165 80,635 0.39%
5 02/13/15 Fifty Shades of Grey 5,120,404 5,075,600 44,804 0.88%
6 02/06/15 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 222,674 187,844 34,830 18.54%
7 05/01/15 Avengers: Age of Ultron 12,139,579 12,107,118 32,461 0.27%
8 11/07/14 Interstellar 255,584 225,184 30,400 13.50%
9 12/12/14 Exodus: Gods and Kings 65,311 37,567 27,744 73.85%
10 10/24/14 Addicted 354,382 328,174 26,208 7.99%
11 04/03/15 Fast & Furious 7 51,471,277 51,445,325 25,952 0.05%
12 11/07/14 Big Hero 6 215,476 191,133 24,343 12.74%
13 11/26/14 Penguins of Madagascar 3,102,029 3,078,180 23,849 0.77%
14 12/17/14 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 14,128,501 14,105,877 22,624 0.16%
15 06/12/15 Jurassic World 4,730,777 4,708,918 21,859 0.46%

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