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Imax Marks First Profitable Quarter Since COVID-19 Shutdowns Began

Imax has swung to a quarterly profit as Hollywood tentpoles like Spider Man: No Way Home — which was shot using the giant-screen company’s proprietary cameras and featured its expanded aspect ratio — and Dune played on its big screens. Imax said global box office of $277 million during the latest quarter rose 15 percent, topping […]

Veteran Movie Marketing-Publicity Exec Julie Fontaine Joins Imax

Imax Corp. has tapped veteran studio executive Julie Fontaine to serve in the newly created role of senior vp of marketing for the large-format exhibitor. She’ll oversee marketing campaigns and creative materials for Imax’s domestic and international slate, as well as overall product and marketing strategy for the worldwide theater network. Fontaine will also work […]

Imax Delivers Best Quarter of Pandemic Era, Helped by ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Black Widow’

The giant-screen theatrical distributor Imax delivered its best results since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with third-quarter revenue hitting $56.6 million, up 52 percent from a year earlier, and its quarterly losses narrowing to $8.4 million, further moving the company closer to profitability. The adjusted net loss per share in Q3 amounted to […]

Imax CEO Forecasts U.S. Box Office to “Bounce Back Very Quickly”

Universal’s F9 — the latest high octane Fast & Furious installment taking in $135.6 million in China alone and $162.4 million internationally on its opening weekend — should ignite a U.S. box office recovery as the summer season kicks into gear, Imax CEO Richard Gelfond said Tuesday. “I expect the U.S. to bounce back very […]

Imax First-Quarter Revenues Rise on Asian Box Office Recovery

The giant-screen exhibitor, led by Richard Gelfond, got a boost from local Japanese titles like 'Demon Slayer' and 'Shin Evangelion.'

Imax CEO Richard Gelfond’s Pay Dips to $6.9 Million in 2020 Amid Pandemic

The giant-screen exhibition firm's boss made $7.1 million in 2019, before the pandemic hit the movie business.

Imax Takes Pandemic Hit With Steep Second-Quarter Loss

Giant screen exhibitor Imax has unveiled its second-quarter financials, the first fully impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Imax, Korea’s CGV Sign 17-Theater Deal as Global Cinemas Reopen

As global cinemas look to reopen, Imax signed 17-theater deal with Korea's CGV, the biggest this year for the giant screen exhibitor.

Imax CEO Dampens Box Office Expectations for July Theater Reopening

Imax CEO Richard Gelfond cooled speculation about big box office for Hollywood tentpoles when they help reopen the local multiplex in July amid the pandemic.

Imax CEO Richard Gelfond’s Pay Rises to $7.1 Million in 2019

Imax CEO Richard Gelfond's compensation for the latest fiscal year came to $7.1 million, up from $6.28 million in fiscal 2018, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday.

Imax Stock Surges as Analyst Touts Cash Strength to Survive Virus Impact

As rival exhibitors burn cash to survive theater closures amid the coronavirus outbreak, Macquarie Research on Thursday said giant screen exhibitor Imax has balance sheet strength to ride out the industry disruption.

Imax CEO Explains How China’s 70,000 Theater Screens Could Start to Reopen

Imax CEO Richard Gelfond explains how China's 70,000 movie theaters could soon reopen. "I'm hoping — and a lot of this is subject to biology — that by June things will be somewhat more normal over there," he tells The Hollywood Reporter.