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CJ 4DPLEX’s ScreenX and 4DX Break U.S. Domestic Opening Weekend Box Office Records with the Premiere of AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment’s sequel is the Best Domestic Opening Weekend Ever for 4DX and the Best Opening Weekend for ScreenX in 2022

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20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment’s sequel is the Best Domestic Opening Weekend Ever for 4DX and the Best Opening Weekend for ScreenX in 2022

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, announced that 20th Century Studios, Lightstorm Entertainment and James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” has broken domestic opening weekend box office records for both of CJ 4DPLEX’s premium formats 4DX and ScreenX.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” box office highlights across the CJ 4DPLEX network include:

  • 4DX’s highest domestic opening weekend ever with $1.87 million on 59 screens
  • ScreenX’s highest domestic opening weekend in 2022 with $1.17 million on 84 screens (and the second-best opening weekend ever)

In “Avatar: The Way of Water” audiences experience the lush lands of Pandora in ScreenX’s visually immersive panoramic format with 58 minutes of exclusive story enhancing imagery on over 350 screens worldwide. 4DX’s multi-sensory technology submerges audiences into the action of the film by utilizing over 21 unique motion and environmental effects and is available on over 780 4DX screens worldwide.

“‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ showcases premium formats in a way no other film has done prior, said Don Savant, CEO & President, CJ 4DPLEX America. “James Cameron, 20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment have created a magical world that is heightened with premium cinematic experiences like 4DX and ScreenX.”

“Avatar: The Way of Water” continues to play globally across 4DX and ScreenX theaters.

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“Avatar: The Way of Water” Synopsis :

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure.

Directed by James Cameron, “Avatar: The Way of Water” stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. The film’s producers are James Cameron and Jon Landau, with David Valdes and Richard Baneham serving as executive producers. “Avatar: The Way of Water” is now playing in theaters.

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 innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘ScreenX’, ‘4DX’, and ‘4DX Screen’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.

CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, “Parasite”. CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.

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ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270-degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are over 349 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.

4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences 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 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 783 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.

4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 42 4DXScreens installed around the globe.

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Gerard Butler’s PLANE Lands in Theaters January 13

A pilot finds himself caught in a war zone after he’s forced to land his commercial aircraft during a terrible storm.

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In the white-knuckle action movie PLANE, pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his
passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.

Official Site:https://www.plane.movie/
Instagram:@planemovie
Twitter:@planemovie
Facebook:@planvemovieofficial
Hashtag:#PlaneMovie
Genre:Action, thriller
Rating:R
U.S. Release Date:January 13, 2023
Running Time:107 mins
Directed by:Jean-François Richet
Screenplay by:Charles Cumming and J.P. Davis
Story by:Charles Cumming
Produced by:Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian p.g.a., Marc Butan p.g.a., Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel p.g.a.
Cast:Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben- Victor, Remi Adeleke, Joey Slotnick, Evan Dane Taylor, Claro de los Reyes, and Tony Goldwyn

https://stmdailynews.com/category/entertainment/

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Fathom Events and The Pinkfong Company Announce Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert To Make its Big Screen Debut in the U.S.

The Global Phenomenon Pinkfong and Baby Shark Returning To Movie Theaters With New Song-Filled Adventures on January 28 & 29, 2023

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The Global Phenomenon Pinkfong and Baby Shark Returning To Movie Theaters With New Song-Filled Adventures on January 28 & 29, 2023

DENVER, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Pinkfong Company, the global entertainment company behind Baby Shark, is partnering with Fathom Events to debut its highly-anticipated cinematic special, Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert, at movie theaters across the U.S. This feature-length film will arrive in theaters on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2023.

Pinkfong Sing-Along

Tickets for Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert can be purchased at Fathom Events or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theater participants are subject to change). Please contact your local theater for individual safety precautions.

Produced by award-winning creators, Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert is the sequel to Pinkfong and Baby Shark’s Space Adventure, which was the fifth most-watched movie in Netflix’s Today’s Top 10 list in the U.S. Following the success of the first cinematic special, this limited-run film will delight kids and families with 14 fan-favorite Pinkfong songs including the iconic Baby Shark song from the most-viewed YouTube video of all time.

Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert follows Pinkfong and his best friend Hogi as they prepare for the first sing-along concert with Wonderstar friends and navigate various challenges to present a perfect show for their fans around the world. The film alternates between Pinkfong and Hogi’s journey in preparing for the concert and several performing scenes full of fun dances and dazzling songs in a variety of genres like jazz, rock, and EDM.

“We are thrilled to bring Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 2: Wonderstar Concert to movie theaters across the U.S.,” said Bin Jeong, CEO of Pinkfong USA. “We hope this song-filled adventure will provide memorable and unique experiences that all family members can share together.”

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About The Pinkfong Company

The Pinkfong Company is a global entertainment company that delivers content and entertaining experiences around the world. Driven by award-winning brands and I.P.s, the company has created and distributed a range of content across genres and formats including original animated series, world live tours, interactive games, and more. Believing in the power of entertaining and engaging content, The Pinkfong Company is committed to connecting people around the world and bringing joy and inspiration to worldwide audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit the website or follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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‘The Dark Crystal,’ Jim Henson’s Epic Fantasy Classic Celebrates 40 Years with a Return to the Big Screen

The 1982 film, from Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Returns to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only – December 4 and 7

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The 1982 film, from Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Returns to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only – December 4 and 7

DENVER – Fathom Events, Universal Pictures and The Jim Henson Company are excited to announce that “The Dark Crystal” is returning to the big screen in celebration of its 40th Anniversary.  The movie is a masterful, live-action fantasy starring some of the most imaginative creatures ever put on film.  

Tickets for “The Dark Crystal” are on sale now at www.fathomevents.comor at participating theater box offices.  For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters are subject to change).

View Trailer HERE.

Fathom’s special anniversary event will feature a brand-new introduction from Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.  She will reflect on the making of this groundbreaking film and its dedicated fandom, as well as the legacy of her father, Jim Henson.

Another world, another time… in the age of Wonder. From genius filmmaker Jim Henson comes “The Dark Crystal.” Many years ago, the mysterious Crystal was cracked and an age of chaos began, led by the evil race of Skeksis who rule over the land of Thra. Meanwhile, raised in solitude by a gentle race of creatures called the Mystics, the Gelfling orphan Jen is sent on a quest to find the missing shard that will heal the Dark Crystal and restore balance to the universe.

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About “The Dark Crystal” 40th Anniversary

The fandom of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking feature, The Dark Crystal, has only grown since the film’s release in 1982, and there are lots of ways to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this fantasy classic. The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Thames Con for the Los Angeles premiere of The Great Con-Junction fan convention in November, and Fathom Events and Universal Pictures for two special movie theater screenings in December. Commemorative products, books, and collectibles are also planned from partners like Wētā Workshop, Boom! Studios, Quidd, and RSVLTS. Follow @DarkCrystal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for details and announcements.  

Source: Fathom Events

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