ScreenX Grossed Over $40 Million at Worldwide Box Office and 4 Million in Attendance
CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced that it closed out a successful 2018 with record-breaking box office attendance for its immersive cinema technology, ScreenX. It grossed more than $40 million in the worldwide box office and over 4 million attendees for the year.
In 2018, the recent surge of growth for ScreenX was achieved by strengthening partnerships with leading Hollywood studios that doubled the number of films from the previous year and through expanding the international reach of its theater locations. The top ScreenX films of the year, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther,” “Detective China 2,” “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” and “Aquaman,” grossed over $40 million combined, tripling its box office from the previous year.
ScreenX expanded globally to 195 theaters across 16 countries, a 30% growth from the previous year, of which a significant portion came from the Cineworld Group expansion plan to open 100 locations across the U.S. and Europe. In 2018, there were 9 new ScreenX openings in the U.S. market, tripling its footprint, and 12 new theaters in Europe. A new record for the highest number of openings for a country in a year was set by China with 18 new locations in 2018.
“We are thrilled to report that ScreenX set a new box office record of $40 million for 2018. We have had great success both expanding our theaters worldwide and partnering with major Hollywood studios. We look forward to continuing to create a next-generation cinema trend that gives movie fans around the world an exciting reason to go to ScreenX theatres,” said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX.
About CJ 4DPLEX
CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created immersive film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘4DX’, ‘ScreenX’ and ‘4DX with ScreenX’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
4DX provides moviegoers with an immersive, multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. More than 570 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 71,000 4DX seats operate in 613 auditoriums, spanning 62 countries.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theater technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually immersive theater experience of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 195 screens around the world, including 86 screens in South Korea; 65 screens in China; 13 in the United States; 8 in England; 4 in Turkey; 4 in Japan; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Indonesia, and Israel.