Boxoffice Reveals 2019 Giants of Exhibition

Ongoing Consolidation in Exhibition Industry Having Impact on Annual Power Rankings

(February 11, 2019) – Boxoffice, the world’s premier source for information about the global cinema industry and official publication of NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), has revealed its annual rankings of theater exhibition in the U.S. and Canada, reflecting the impact of consolidation. The Giants of Exhibition is in its 31st year of publication and is available in its entirety at www.boxoffice.com.

Tracking the expansion and shifts in size of all of the theatre chains in the North American market (U.S. and Canada), The Giants of Exhibition reported the same top five as the previous year, with the largest growth among that group coming from Marcus Theatres Corp. The Milwaukee-headquartered circuit recently acquired Movie Tavern from VSS-Southern Theatres, boosting its portfolio by 23%, adding 208 screens and 22 locations. This puts Marcus Theatres over the 1,000-screen mark for the first time. Another mover in the list as a result of consolidation was CMX Cinemas, the Miami-based exhibitor originally from Mexico, which broke into the top ten at number nine. The organic growth comes one year after CMX debuted on the list by opening its first U.S. location and acquiring Cobb Theatres.

A full list of the 2019 Boxoffice Giants of Exhibition is as follows.

2019 Boxoffice Giants of Exhibition
(Screen count as of January 2019)

1. AMC Entertainment (Leawood, Kansas)

  • Screens: 8,080
  • Sites: 639

2. Regal Cinemas (Knoxville, TN)

  • Screens: 7,227
  • Sites: 552

3. Cinemark USA (Plano, TX)

  • Screens: 4,579
  • Sites: 340

4. Cineplex (Toronto, ON)

  • Screens: 1,692
  • Sites: 165

5. Marcus Theatres Corp. (Milwaukee, WI)*

  • Screens: 890
  • Sites: 78

*Following the completion of the Movie Tavern acquisition on February 1st, new figures for Marcus Theatres are 1,098 screens across 90 sites.

6. Harkins Theatres (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Screens: 515
  • Sites: 34

7. Southern Theatres (New Orleans, LA)**

  • Screens: 474
  • Sites: 40

**Following the completion of the Movie Tavern acquisition on February 1st, new figures for Southern Theatres are 266 screens across 18 locations, which would have put them in 17th place had the list been published post-Feb 1st.

8. B&B Theatres (Kansas, MO)

  • Screens: 394
  • Sites: 48

9. CMX Cinemas (Miami, FL)

  • Screens: 393
  • Sites: 38

10. National Amusements (Norwood, MA)

  • Screens: 376
  • Sites: 28

11. Malco Theatres Inc. (Memphis, TN)

  • Screens: 353
  • Sites: 34

12. Landmark Cinemas (Calgary, Alberta)

  • Screens: 319
  • Sites: 45

13. Studio Movie Grill (Dallas, TX)

  • Screens: 314
  • Sites: 30

14. Premiere Cinema Corp. (Big Spring, TX)

  • Screens: 312
  • Sites: 29

15. Caribbean Cinemas (San Juan, PR)

  • Screens: 296
  • Sites: 34

16. Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Screens: 288
  • Sites: 31

17. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, LLC (Austin, TX)

  • Screens: 279
  • Sites: 37

18. Georgia Theatre Company (Saint Simmons Island, GA)

  • Screens: 264
  • Sites: 25

19. Landmark Theatres (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Screens: 252
  • Sites: 52

20. Reading Cinemas USA (Culver City, CA)

  • Screens: 245
  • Sites: 27

20. Bow Tie Cinemas (Ridgefield, CT)

  • Screens: 245
  • Sites: 39

22. NCG (Neighborhood Cinemas Group) (Owosso, MI)

  • Screens: 244
  • Sites: 25

23. Emagine Entertainment, Inc. (Troy, MI)

  • Screens: 237
  • Sites: 20

24. Pacific Theatres/ArcLight Cinemas (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Screens: 219
  • Sites: 17

25. Cinépolis USA (Dallas, TX)

  • Screens: 211
  • Sites: 21

26. New Vision Entertainment Group LLC (Westfield, NJ)

  • Screens: 205
  • Sites: 19

27. Regency Theatres, Inc. (Agoura Hills, CA)

  • Screens: 194
  • Sites: 29

28. Larry H. Miller Theatres (MegaPlex Theatres) (Sandy, UT)

  • Screens: 182
  • Sites: 16

29. United Entertainment Corp. (Saint Cloud, MN)

  • Screens: 180
  • Sites: 21

30. Marquee Cinemas, Inc. (Beckly, WV)

  • Screens: 175
  • Sites: 17

31. MJR Theatres (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

  • Screens: 169
  • Sites: 11

32. Cinema Entertainment Corp. (White Park, MN)

  • Screens: 160
  • Sites: 20

33. Galaxy Theatres, LLC (Sherman Oaks, CA)

  • Screens: 159
  • Sites: 14

34. FP Cinemas, LLC (Flagship Premium Cinemas) (Cambridge, MA)

  • Screens: 157
  • Sites: 20

35. Celebration Cinema by Studio C (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Screens: 154
  • Sites: 11

36. Cinema West (Petaluma, CA)

  • Screens: 149
  • Sites: 15

36. Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. (Ashland, OR)

  • Screens: 149
  • Sites: 18

38. Cinemas Guzzo (Montreal, Quebec)

  • Screens: 141
  • Sites: 10

39. Frank Theatres (Jupiter, FL)

  • Screens: 141
  • Sites: 15

40. Epic Theatres (Theatre Management Inc.) (Deland, FL)

  • Screens: 132
  • Sites: 11

40. Allen Theatres, Inc. (La Cruces, NM)

  • Screens: 121
  • Sites: 18

42. IPic Entertainment (Boca Raton, FL)

  • Screens: 115
  • Sites: 15

43. Classic Cinemas (Tivoli Enterprises, Inc.) (Downers Grove, IL)

  • Screens: 111
  • Sites: 14

44. Mitchell Theatres (Elkhart, KS)

  • Screens: 107
  • Sites: 15

44. Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC (Knoxville, TN)

  • Screens: 107
  • Sites: 12

46. Southeast Cinema Entertainment (Charlotte, NC)

  • Screens: 104
  • Sites: 9

47. Santikos Entertainment (San Antonio, TX)

  • Screens: 102
  • Sites: 8

48. R.L. Fridley Theatres (Des Moines, IA)

  • Screens: 100
  • Sites: 20

48. Your Neighborhood Theatre (Belmont Capital LLC) (Cambridge, MA)

  • Screens: 100
  • Sites: 11

50. R/C Theatres Management Corp. (Reisterstown, MD)

  • Screens: 98
  • Sites: 11

The full Giants of Exhibition, with more details and insight into the rankings, can be found at: http://pro.boxoffice.com/giants-exhibition-2019/

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