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Headline News Speed Racer Will Simultaneously Release In IMAX

SPEED RACER will be simultaneously released to IMAX and conventional theatres on May 9, IMAX and Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.

SPEED RACER, based on the hit anime series created by Tatsuo Yoshida, is written and directed by MATRIX creators the Wachowskis.

The film will be digitally re-mastered using IMAX's digital re-mastering technology.

Warners will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.

Headline News IMAX Box Office For Spiderwick Encouraging

IMAX Corporation announced today that THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, a fantasy adventure based on the best-selling series of books, opened well in IMAX theaters over the five-day opening weekend, grossing approximately $1.9 million of the film's $26.8 million total, or 7 percent of the overall box office.

Nineteen of the top twenty locations in North America included an IMAX theater.

Headline News Simpsons and Spiderwick Contests, IMAX and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are collaborating to offer two contests to fans in February.

To honor THE SIMPSONS creator Matt Groening's birthday on Friday, artists and cartoon enthusiasts are asked to draw or download a doughnut, decorate it and upload to

One hundred contest winners will receive a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts or a SIMPSONS T-shirt for sharing the Homer Simpson-worthy creations.

Contest runs through Feb. 18.

Headline News Spiderwick On IMAX

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES will open in IMAX theaters around the world today, as well as in regular 35mm theaters.

The movie, based on a best-selling children's book, has been digitally remastered to better tell the tale of the Grace family adventures at the Spiderwick estate.

Special visual effects are by Industrial Light and Magic, vfx by Tippett Studio.

Headline News 3-D Beowulf Posts Highest Grossing Second Weekend in IMAX History

BEOWULF: AN IMAX 3-D EXPERIENCE grossed $2.95 million on 84 domestic IMAX screens during its second weekend, setting a new record for the highest grossing second weekend in IMAX history. IMAX theaters contributed more than 17% of the weekend's overall domestic box office of $16.5 million on less than 2% of the screens, with a per-screen average of $35,076. The 10-day domestic total for the IMAX 3-D release was $8.8 million, with a per-screen average of $104,500. Further, 45 of the 50 top-performing domestic locations playing BEOWULF were IMAX theaters.

Headline News Beowulf Slays Bee Movie and Shines in 3-D

Robert Zemeckis' performance captured BEOWULF opened at number one with $27.5M for Paramount Pictures during the weekend ended Nov. 18, 2007. However, bolstered by animation and vfx from Sony Pictures Imageworks, it wasn't surprising that the 3-D gross accounted for nearly half the business. The Real D digital 3-D engagement brought in $8M in 638 locations, while IMAX 3-D delivered $3.58M on 84 domestic IMAX screens for a company percentage record. BEOWULF also performed well internationally, grossing an estimated $660,000 from 13 IMAX screens.

Headline News IMAX & DreamWorks Sign Four Pic Deal

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 12:00am

IMAX Corp. and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. announced a deal to release the studio's first three 3-D motion pictures worldwide in IMAX 3-D. The IMAX 3-D releases will include MONSTERS VS. ALIENS in March 2009, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON in November 2009 and SHREK GOES FOURTH in May 2010. A fourth DreamWorks Animation title, KUNG FU PANDA, will be released in IMAX's 2-D format in June 2008. The IMAX 3-D titles are expected to be among the first presented with IMAX's digital 3-D projection system, which is scheduled to be launched beginning June 2008.

Headline News Spiderwick Chronicles to Get IMAX'd

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies will get an IMAX release along with a conventional one when the fantasy adventure opens theatrically on Feb. 15, 2008. THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, based on the best-selling series of books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is directed by Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS, FREAKY FRIDAY) and produced by Mark Canton (300) from a script by Karey Kirkpatrick and David Berenbaum and John Sayles. This marks the fourth film agreement between IMAX and Paramount Pictures in the past five months. BEOWULF will be released in IMAX 3-D on Nov.

Headline News IMAX Sets Target Launch for Digital Projection

IMAX has moved up the launch date of its digital projection system in development to the second quarter of 2008 from its previously announced time frame of the end of 2008 to mid-2009. The IMAX digital projection system will further enhance The IMAX Experience and help to drive profitability for studios, exhibitors and IMAX theaters by virtually eliminating the need for film prints, increasing program flexibility and ultimately increasing the number of movies shown on IMAX screens.

Headline News Order of the Phoenix Sets IMAX 3-D Record

Warner Bros. Pictures' HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX continues to break IMAX box office records through its 7th week. The IMAX 3-D release, has now earned more than $35 million worldwide ($24 million plus on 91 IMAX screens domestically and $11 million plus on 52 IMAX screens internationally), making it the highest grossing live-action Hollywood IMAX release.

Headline News Transformers to Get IMAX Turbo Charge

The battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons will get even larger, as TRANSFORMERS gets the IMAX Experience on Sept. 21 - showing off ILM's innovative hard body surface modeling with additional vfx work from Digital Domain.

"IMAX's all-encompassing format takes TRANSFORMERS to a whole new level of detail and intensity," said director Michael Bay. "I am very excited to work with the team at IMAX to create this turbo-charged version."

Headline News Order of the Phoenix Smashes IMAX Opening Records

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX shattered virtually every opening box office record at IMAX theaters during its debut, contributing $7.3 million of the $140 million that the film grossed at the domestic box office, from July 11 through July 15.

Headline News Order of the Phoenix Bows in Record IMAX Screens

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will cast its spell in a record 126 IMAX theaters worldwide today (July 11, 2007) and throughout the weekend.

In addition to the usual DMR live-action conversion, there is a 2-D to 3-D conversion for the final 20 minutes, marking the most elaborate live-action stereoscopic presentation thus far.

Headline News Beowulf IMAX 3-D to Get Simultaneous Release

IMAX Corp., Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Ent. and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Robert Zemeckis' BEOWULF will be released domestically in IMAX 3-D simultaneously with the motion picture's premiere in conventional theaters on Nov. 16, 2007. The film will be released internationally within three weeks of the domestic launch.

Headline News Spider-Man 3 Breaks IMAX Opening Record

Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN 3: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE has grossed more than $20 million worldwide since premiering on May 3, 2007. The picture continued its heroic box office performance by reaching the $20 million milestone faster than any other 2-D digitally re-mastered IMAX release, between its opening on May 3 and June 3. SPIDER-MAN 3 is currently playing on 84 domestic IMAX screens and 34 international IMAX screens, the largest opening in IMAX's 40-year history.

Headline News The Dark Knight Takes Batman to the IMAX

In an attempt to up the exhibition ante, IMAX has arranged for four scenes of Warner Bros. Pictures' THE DARK KNIGHT to be shot with its proprietary 65mm cameras for projection on the enormous 15/70 format, including the introduction of the Joker (played by Heath Ledger). Chris Nolan's sequel to BATMAN BEGINS will open day-and-date July 18, 2008, in conventional and IMAX theaters.

Headline News Spider-Man 3 Spins Largest Opening in IMAX History

Contributing to SPIDER-MAN 3's record-breaking opening of $151 million was the largest IMAX bow as well. The blockbuster from Columbia Pictures grossed an estimated $6.3 million overall on 84 domestic and 34 international IMAX screens and $4.8 million domestically from May 4-6, marking the largest opening in IMAX's 40-year history. The movie also broke the record for IMAX's largest single-day worldwide total at $2.2 million and posted an impressive domestic opening weekend per-screen average of $57,147.

Headline News Spider-Man 3 to Get Simultaneous IMAX Release

When SPIDER-MAN 3 hits theaters on May 4, it will open simultaneously in IMAX theaters via THE IMAX EXPERIENCE brand.

"The simultaneous IMAX release of SPIDER-MAN 3 allows us to celebrate one of the most anticipated motion picture events of the year in an exciting event format," said Rory Bruer, president, Domestic Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing. "SPIDER-MAN 3: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE will give fans of Spider-Man an opportunity to experience the next exhilarating installment of the series in an unforgettably unique and immersive way."

Headline News Harry Potter 5 Finale on IMAX in 3-D

IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that select scenes of the IMAX DMR version of HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX would be digitally converted into An IMAX 3-D Experience. IMAX Corp. plans to use its proprietary 2D to 3D conversion technology to transform approximately 20 minutes at the end of the film. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will be released in IMAX theaters and conventional theaters on July 13, 2007, and Warner Bros. Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.

Headline News 300 Continues Breaking IMAX Records

300 added another $2.7M to its record-breaking IMAX gross of $9.1M in its second weekend from 62 domestic IMAX screens.

"The overwhelmingly positive moviegoer response to 300 in IMAX's immersive format is contributing to the overall success of the film," said Dan Fellman, president of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. "We are very pleased with the film's performance and look forward to its continued success in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the coming weeks."

Headline News 300 Storms Into IMAX Theaters

300: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE contributed a record-setting $3.6 million of the $70,855,301 that the film grossed at the domestic box office opening weekend. 300: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE played in 62 domestic IMAX theaters, while 300 played in 3,103 locations across the country.

Headline News 300 Bound for IMAX

Zack Snyder's highly anticipated adaptation of 300, based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, will be simultaneously released domestically in both IMAX and conventional theaters on March 9.

"Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers are very excited to bring this unique cinematic experience to both conventional and IMAX theaters this spring," said Dan Fellman, president of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. "The immersive IMAX Experience will transform this film, offering audiences an alternative way to view this highly-charged picture."

Headline News Night at the Museum Opens Strong in IMAX

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM had a strong opening in IMAX theaters during the four-day Christmas holiday weekend, according to IMAX Corp. and Twentieth Century Fox, collecting $2.3M at 72 domestic locations, helping contribute to the film's number one bow.

Shortlisted for a Visual Effects Oscar, thanks to the contributions of Rhythm & Hues, Rainmaker, The Orphanage and Weta Digital, among others, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM appears even more immersive in IMAX.

Headline News Happy Feet Grosses $10 million in IMAX

IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that HAPPY FEET: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE has grossed $10.6 million since premiering on Nov. 17. The film animated by Animal Logic opened on 79 domestic IMAX screens and will ultimately play on a total of 28 international IMAX screens. HAPPY FEET has been digitally re-mastered with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The film's total worldwide gross in both conventional and IMAX theaters is now nearly $200 million.