Magazine article Screen International

IMAX Reports Record Grosses of over $1Bn in 2019

Magazine article Screen International

IMAX Reports Record Grosses of over $1Bn in 2019

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker to come.

IMAX Corporation has reported a record year for international, local language and China grosses as it crossed $1bn for a second year in a row and set a company record of more than $1.035bn overall.

The annual haul runs through December 17, 2019, and does not include Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, which is expected to boost the running total by a considerable margin. In 2018 IMAX releases grossed $1.032bn.

IMAX releases so far this year have generated $368.6m from the international arena, $124.3m from local language, and $341m from China. 2019 has also been a record-breaking year in 22 countries including France, Germany, Japan and India.

The company said it had also scored its best opening weekend worldwide and highest-grossing release in China with Avengers: Endgame, as well as its top two local language releases in China with Wandering Earth and Ne Zha, respectively. …

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