IMAX caps the biggest national November opening of all time en route to a $22.6 million global debut for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" – Yahoo Finance | Episode Movies

Disney/Marvel’s epic sequel delivers $14.2 million Domestic opening in IMAX achieves largest IMAX November opening weekend ever in 26 markets worldwide

NEW YORK, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) plunged into its biggest November opening weekend en route to one $22.6 million World premiere for Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The highly anticipated sequel scored a $14.2 million Domestic IMAX Opening Weekend and the biggest IMAX November Opening Weekend ever in 26 markets worldwide.

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A Filmed for IMAX Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was shot using IMAX digital cameras and includes select scenes in the IMAX-exclusive extended aspect ratio. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be shown on the global IMAX network through the end of November, including the Thanksgiving holiday in The United Statesand in select markets through December. Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water – the long-awaited sequel to the highest-grossing IMAX film of all time – makes its debut December 16th.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has managed to deliver a poignant, unmissable sequel to the iconic original while also surging the global box office ahead of a strong blockbuster list through 2023. Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, we expect this film to have a strong run,” he said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “A Filmed for IMAX Release “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is one of many upcoming tentpoles created with our technology for our screens and further demonstrates the creative and commercial power that IMAX can unleash.”

Internationally delivered IMAX $8.4 million at the box office for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and scored the biggest November opening weekend for IMAX ever in international markets, including France, Germany, Switzerland, India, Hong Kong, Argentina and Colombia. Following the film’s African premiere last week at the Filmhouse Lekki IMAX in Lagos“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” also scored the biggest IMAX opening weekend ever Nigeria.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat into a world you never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios use IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in exceptional ways, and as such, the IMAX network is one of the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the world. Streaming technology company SSIMWAVE, an IMAX subsidiary, is a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.

IMAX is headquartered in new York, Torontoand los Angeleswith other offices in London, Dublin, Tokyoand shanghai. away 09/30/2022, there were 1,703 IMAX theater systems (1,622 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 69 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares in IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under stock code “1970”.

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