AMC Theatres today announced it will soon complete its so-called Sightline at AMC pilot test program at select locations in three U.S. markets. The results of this pilot program clarified consumer reaction to seat-based pricing within a movie theatre.
Cinema bosses are predicting the busiest weekend of the year so far, with both Barbie and Oppenheimer hitting the big screen today.
Lotte Cinema is now using Fundiin’s buy-now-pay-later service in Vietnam, so that movie fans can enjoy paying later for cinema tickets only at Lotte Cinema. Based on this partnership, Fundiin offers zero-cost pay-later payment options, either in 30 days or three-monthly installments, for customers of Lotte Cinema, one of the largest cinema chains in Vietnam, with more than 40 cinema cineplexes nationwide.
MoviePass opened its subscription service for nationwide availability over the Memorial Day weekend. MoviePass was previously available only to those on the waitlist during its beta period.
TicketSearch North America has promoted Devon Danté Daniels to the position of regional business development manager.
TicketSearch North America has promoted Daniel Sammy to chief revenue officer. In that role Sammy will oversee sales, daily operations, and continue to develop TicketSearch as the next generation in box office ticketing and event management.
Reel Cinemas is now offering Unique X’s Book the Cinema service to its customers across the UK. The online service that gives consumers the opportunity to book private cinema events, choosing from a huge selection of movies including the latest blockbusters and many of the greatest classics.
Another Marvel blockbuster thundered into the Global number one spot this past weekend as Thor: Love and Thunder debuted at $303.2 million. The Domestic launch saw Love and Thunder ($144.2 million) outstrip 2018’s Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, by just shy of 17.5 percent. However, it significantly trailed 2022’s previous MCU title Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (-23 percent), according to a new report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. A similar trend was seen internationally where Love and Thunder’s reported $159 million debut across 47 markets tracked 29 percent ahead of Ragnarok but 32 percent behind the Doctor Strange sequel. Overall, box office results were mixed across the board.
Signs of adult audiences returning continued this week, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street, as Baz Luhrmann’s with a $31.2 million opening Elvis prevented Top Gun: Maverick from flying back into the top spot on the Domestic chart. The biopic delivered $51.2 million globally from 52 launch markets. It scored number one in Luhrmann’s home-market, Australia ($4.7 million including previews), as well as in the UK/Ireland ($4.9 million), Italy ($925,000), Netherlands ($849,000), and New Zealand ($662,000).
CJ 4DPlex has announced that Paramount Pictures' Top Gun: Maverick broke ScreenX and 4DX records, grossing more than $28 million combined across 631 screens worldwide to-date. On Wednesday the film will open in Korea, which accounts for 49 ScreenX locations and 39 4DX locations.