IMAX earns IDR 143.4 trillion from global box office

Jakarta (ANTARA) – IMAX on Sunday (20/3) local time announced that it had earned US$10 billion (Rp143.4 trillion) in gross revenue throughout the company’s history from the release of narrative and non-documentary feature films. blockbuster global.

Quoted from Deadline, Monday, the news came after the big screen technology company again reached a record share blockbuster last year and achieved the best fourth-quarter performance since 2019.

After more than 30 years of being a documentary and networking platform at science museums and other institutions with films like “T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous”, IMAX is transforming their business by developing exclusive post-production techniques and bringing Hollywood films to their auditoriums with film re-releases. “Apollo 13” by Ron Howard in 2002.

This is driving demand from filmmakers, studios and moviegoers. IMAX is expanding its global network to the north with 1,664 multiplex displays in 85 countries.

IMAX alone made $36.2 million worldwide from the global debut of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.

During its “No Way Home” opening weekend, IMAX absorbed $22 million from 407 auditoriums in the US and Canada, making it the third-highest domestic IMAX weekend revenue in December and the fifth-best among film projector companies overall. whole.

The arrival of IMAX also boosted ticket sales for director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” although it was also available on HBO Max during its first month.

IMAX absorbed US$9 million (Rp128.9 billion) from 404 US theaters or 22 percent of the weekend debut of the film “Dune”. Global ticket sales for this film eventually jumped to 50 million US dollars (Rp 716.4 billion) for the IMAX format.

Director Villeneuve used IMAX for “Dune”, with the image formatting producing an aspect ratio of 1.90:1 on all IMAX screens and 1.43:1 on some screens.

To date, IMAX has absorbed 47.6 million US dollars (Rp.682 billion) from the film “The Batman” in Indonesia blockbuster globally, with US$28.5 million (Rp408.4 billion) of it from the North American region. While in other regions, IMAX made $2 million or 17 percent of “The Batman” which debuted on 440 IMAX screens in China last weekend.

In addition, at the end of last week, the screening of the film “Crunchyroll” has contributed to IMAX’s revenue of US $ 2.1 million (Rp. 30 billion) which is available in 157 US and Canadian cinema screens.

Next weekend, the Indian film “RRR (Rise Roar Revolt)” will be released on more than 140 IMAX screens in a number of markets, including India itself, North America, Australia, UK and Ireland, as well as the Middle East.

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