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The year has started off well with a stellar first quarter that is higher in both box office and attendance compared to 2013. But last year enjoyed a strong box office, and we will still need to struggle to keep up over the next three quarters. More »
Following up on February’s Valentine message, we are happy to report that 50 Kisses, the 100% crowd-sourced global collaboration that celebrated its world premiere at the Genesis Cinema in London, is now an official Guinness World Record holder for “having the most co-writers credited on a feature film.” More »
With chilly temperatures still prevailing across most of Japan, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature Frozen has proven to be a veritable audience-puller since its opening on March 14, 2014. More »
The top four film exhibitors, Hoyts, Village, Greater Union-Event and Reading, have increased their hold of the exhibition arena from 52.4% in 2009 to around 60% this year, according to a report by IBISWorld on cinemas in Australia. More »
Regal Entertainment Group operates the largest theatre circuit in the U.S., consisting of more than 7,350 screens in 578 theatres in 42 states. More »
Let me take you back to 1957, when Nat Taylor, owner and operator of the Elgin Theatre in Ottawa, Canada, became frustrated over having to replace still-profitable films with new releases. More »
Commentary on issues impacting the motion picture theatre industry, from the Editor's desk. More »
Keith Wiedenkeller, AMC Entertainment Senior VP of Human Resources, offers insights on hiring and training employees and maintaining a productive and cordial work environment. More »
FJI Far East Bureau Chief Scott Rosenberg looks at developments in Asia from his home base in Bangkok, Thailand. More »
David Pearce reports from New South Wales on movie industry news in Australia and New Zealand. More »
Experts from the International Cinema Technology Association share their knowledge of the latest technologies and trends affecting movie theatre operations. More »
FJI Concessions Editor Anita Watts surveys the latest products and trends related to the cinema's profit center, the concession stand. More »
FJI Exhibition/Business Editor Andreas Fuchs reports on the latest exhibition news all across Europe. More »
Adina Lebo of the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada provides cinema news from our northern neighbors. More »
Russian correspondent Vladislav Vorotnikov relays the latest news from Russia's growing movie industry. More »
Representatives from the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European association representing cinema owners across 28 territories, weigh in on issues impacting the European continent. More »
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has concluded a template agreement with the Cinema Buying Group More »
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