CJ Opinion: How 1939 Can Once Again Save Hollywood

This past weekend was yet another dismal failure at the North American boxoffice with revenues off a staggering 45% versus the same week last year.¬†The remainder of August also looks bleak and may not improve until the fall when the…

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017 – Part 1.5

CinemaCon is a NATO construct built on the pillars of The Exhibitor’s movie palaces, The Studio’s mix of movies, and The Techniques and Technology that brings them to life. The pillars sit on a wild and nuanced history which reflects…

CJ Opinion: Is VR for Cinema Overhyped?

Is virtual reality (VR) the saviour or a nail in the coffin for traditional cinema going? That depends on who you talk to or what you read recently. Efforts to launch VR as a symbiotic companion to the cinema experience…

Cinema Going Was Up in Europe in 2016

While the film screened there don’t contribute significantly to the European box office, the just concluded Berlin Film Festival is the occasion for publishing provisional statistics on the past year’s cinema attendance across¬†Europe. No less than three trade bodies issued…

Which Cinema Chain Will AMC Buy Next?

With three one billion-dollar acquisitions in Europe in the timeframe of just ten months, AMC is by no means done with achieving Wanda’s goal of controlling 20% of global screen count. AMC’s Adam Aron has openly said that the world’s…

2016 = Four Box Office Quarters = USD $11.372 billion

Guest columnist Patrick Corcoran, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of cinema trade body NATO, reviews the North American box office year 2016 and finds that for the first time it was a year of four equal quarters, amongst other…

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