CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 27 May 2016

X-Men Snapchat tickets, PVR halts expansion, Odeon to expand, BFI to expand, Cineworld grows in H1, Indonesian cinema set for growth, Rio strike, Deptford appeal, FNE’s CotM is Romuva, Arcadia’s Meyer Leopard sound, Almeida Richard III event cinema, Branagh’s Bard broadcast, QBIC opening, ShowCase refurb, Omniplex appeal and the importance of cinema marquees….

Barco Escape Gets First Real World Test With “Maze Runner”

This weekend’s North American debut of Twentieth Century Fox’s “Maze Runner” is enabling Barco to move forward with a new product initiative it first announced at CinemaCon earlier this year. Barco Escape is an immersive offering being developed by the…

Multiplexes Set to Feast on Television Leftovers

Two movies hitting North American cinemas over the next three weeks are primed to do blockbuster business. Unlike most blockbusters however, they aren’t being released with the support of multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. Both are derived from properties that originated…

SmartJog Continues Partnership Spree With XDC and Fox

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that SmartJog has been on a roll lately when it comes to partnerships? After announcing an agreement with Ymagis in February, they formed a partnership with XDC just before ShoWest and…

Germany Experiences A Digital Hiccup With “Avatar”

[/caption] It was bound to happen. With James Cameron’s 3D epic “Avatar” being released on more than 16,000 screens in 122 countries on December 18th, surely there would be a few snafus. One Deluxe insider claimed “Avatar” marked the first…

Box Office Review-Sunday 10 May

The Star Trek franchise had its biggest opening yet, as Paramount’s relaunched “Star Trek” topped the North American box office this weekend with an estimated $72.5 million, giving the film a domestic total of $76.5 million (with its Thursday opening…

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