4 of the Weekend's Top 5 Films Were Presented in 3D as Holdovers Minions, Jurassic World and Disney/Pixar's Inside Out Continue Resurgence of the Enhanced Visual FormatLOS ANGELES, July 19, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Marvel's Ant-Man led the box-office this weekend with 42% of the film's estimated $58 million domestic opening weekend gross coming from all available 3D platforms. In a rare feat, RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today that 4 of the top 5 films this weekend were 3D titles.
The strong opening of Marvel's Ant-Man marks the 6th film in recent weeks to open with more than 40% of its opening weekend gross coming from 3D ticket sales. Recent openings have included Jurassic World (48% 3D), Mad Max Fury Road (41% 3D), San Andreas (44% 3D), Terminator Genisys (47% 3D), and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (42% 3D).
This also marks the 9th time in the last 12 weeks that a 3D title has been #1 in the marketplace.
On Ant-Man, RealD 3D equipped theaters generated an estimated $16 million of which $3.3 million was from RealD 3D equipped PLF auditoriums
"It has been a fantastic summer for the 3D format and for companies like RealD said Anthony Marcoly, president of worldwide cinema for RealD. "The remainder of the year has a very promising slate of programming, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fall season event titles like Everest, The Walk, Pan and The Martian, among others."
The world's most widely used 3D cinema technology, RealD 3D is installed in more than 27,000 auditoriums by approximately 1,200 exhibitors in 72 countries around the world.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is and can be used in applications that enable a premium viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD's core business is the licensing of RealD Cinema Systems and the product sale of RealD eyewear to motion picture exhibitors to enable a premium viewing experience for 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content in the theater.
RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.
Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on RealD management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. RealD's annual and quarterly reports include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in forward-looking statements. RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Steve Elzer (Elzer & Associates on behalf of RealD)
Andrew Greenebaum/ Laura Bainbridge (Addo Communications for RealD)
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