Magazine article Screen International

Fathom Events Achieves Record Year in 2017

Magazine article Screen International

Fathom Events Achieves Record Year in 2017

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ComScore ranks distributor as 13th biggest in North America last year.

Fathom Events said 26 of its releases grossed more than $1m in 2017, which the event cinema distributor said marked a new record for the company.

The distributor, which released 14 films that grossed $1m or more in 2016, added that box office data specialist ComScore ranked it as the 13th largest distributor of content to North American theatres last year by box office. Total box office for all releases is still being calculated but the company said it amounted to more than $70m.

The 26 cinema events that grossed more than $1m in 2017 include nine live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, classic films like The Princess Bride and Singin’ In The Rain, anime film Princess Mononoke, and last August’s boxing match Mayweather vs McGregor - the highest grossing sports event in Fathom’s history. …

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