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July 25, 2023—IMAX Corporation exploded to one of the Company's biggest weekends ever at the global box office on the strength of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, delivering a massive $35 million debut on only 740 screens worldwide. The stunning figure represented IMAX's biggest share ever of a film's global opening weekend box office with 20% of total receipts. Shot with IMAX Film Cameras, Universal Pictures' Oppenheimer set several IMAX records at launch. A GSCA special shout out to the theaters running 15/70 prints!
July 24, 2023—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Crazy Boat Pictures Ltd., together with Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, have announced they have completed production on Deep Sky, a new documentary on NASA's Webb Telescope (JWST). The 40-minute short film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated actress Michelle Williams and is currently slated for release across IMAX's institutional theater network in October 2023.
July 5, 2023—IMAX® Corporation, Beach House Pictures (a Blue Ant Media company) and China Review Studio of China International Communications Group (CICG) have announced the start of production on a new documentary, The Elephant Odyssey. The film chronicles the epic adventure of the wandering Asian elephants that captivated viewers around the world in 2020 and explores the beautiful, rarely seen world of Yunnan, China, where the elephants (called Dá in the local Wa dialect) live. Filmed with stunning IMAX cameras and slated for release across the IMAX network in 2024, the 90-minute film is currently in production in China.
May 2, 2023—Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the IMAX Original Documentary The Blue Angels. Bad Robot, Glen Powell’s Barnstorm Productions, Zipper Bros Films, and Dolphin Entertainment produced the project that chronicles a year in the cockpit with one of the most exclusive aviator teams in the world, filmed with awe-inspiring IMAX cameras.
April 28, 2023—IMAX Corporation today reported strong top and bottom-line financial results for the first quarter of 2023. "IMAX is off to an extremely strong start in 2023, with extraordinary growth in system sales and global box office soaring to an all-time record in the first quarter," said
Richard L. Gelfond
, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX. "IMAX has already struck more deals for new and upgraded systems around the world in 2023 than it did in all of 2022, setting the stage for accelerating network expansion. With a very strong summer slate, robust sales activity, and our busiest period of the year for installations ahead, we believe we have a substantial opportunity to drive further growth in our business and results for our shareholders this year and beyond."
October 28, 2022—The Goodman IMAX Dome Theater at Sci-port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, is closed for construction to replace the current IMAX film projection system to IMAX with Laser. The IMAX Dome will show major motion pictures starting in November, such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of the Water, in addition to continuing to offer educational documentaries. Ancient Caves, by Oceanic Research Group and MacGillivray Freeman Films, is the first film scheduled for November 2022.
September 26, 2022—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has announced it has acquired SSIMWAVE Inc., a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies. The move marks a significant expansion of IMAX's strategy to deliver the highest quality video images on any screen—to drive new, recurring revenue and grow its global leadership in entertainment technology.
May 19, 2022—IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly finance the development and production of a slate of feature-length documentaries for the global market. The first project greenlit by the partners is The Blue Angels, developed and co-produced by Bad Robot Productions and Zipper Bros Films. The Blue Angels is in production and is expected to hit IMAX theaters in 2023.
May 12, 2022—Summer Game Fest 2022 has secured a distribution deal with IMAX to stream the event live from Los Angeles in select IMAX theaters on June 9. "We are thrilled to be a part of these rapidly growing events," said Megan Colligan, president of IIMAX Entertainment and EVP of IMAX Corp. "The two video game events are a part of IMAX's continued efforts to diversify its content portfolio with more live and interactive events and we are looking forward to being a part of them for years to come." Read the full TechSpot
article on Summer Game Fest here.
March 17, 2022—IMAX has started to develop a new fleet of cameras, hoping to meet and built growing demand for its technology among filmmakers. In cooperation with Kodak, Panavision and FotoKem, IMAX will make and deploy at least four new, state-of-the-art film cameras over the next two years—growing its existing group of film cameras by 50%—with plans to put the first new device into use by late 2023.