Imax Enters 'Sanctum' With 178 Screens

Giant screen exhibitor plans wide domestic release of James Cameron-executive produced thriller from Universal.

TORONTO – Imax is to open exec producer James Cameron’s 3D underwater adventure pic Sanctum domestically on 178 screens beginning Friday, day-and-date with Universal’s North American wide release.

Imax has also booked Sanctum, from director Alister Grierson, on 16 of its super-sized screens internationally, with additional foreign dates to follow.

The Universal thriller portrays a group of adventurers exploring a large cave system when a tropical storm hits and, cut off from help, they fight for survival.