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Snack 05-14
SNACK CORNER
Heating up summer: Blockbuster movies feed concession biz

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 »

Euro 05-14
EUROPEAN UPDATE
British ‘Kisses’ breaks Guinness World Record

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 »

Asia 05-14
ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDABOUT
‘Frozen’ fires up box office in Japan

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 »

Down Under 05-14
DAY AND DATE DOWN UNDER
Top four circuits in Australia take 60% of market

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 »

IN FOCUS
Recognition for Regal Entertainment

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 »

ICTA Share Dimensions
ICTA INSIGHTS
No crystal ball needed: Pathé utilizes new software to optimize film scheduling

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 »

FJI Columns

In Focus

Commentary on issues impacting the motion picture theatre industry, from the Editor's desk. More »

The People Factor

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 »

Asia/Pacific Roundabout

FJI Far East Bureau Chief Scott Rosenberg looks at developments in Asia from his home base in Bangkok, Thailand. More »

Day & Date Down Under

David Pearce reports from New South Wales on movie industry news in Australia and New Zealand. More »

ICTA Insights

Experts from the International Cinema Technology Association share their knowledge of the latest technologies and trends affecting movie theatre operations. More »

Snack Corner

FJI Concessions Editor Anita Watts surveys the latest products and trends related to the cinema's profit center, the concession stand. More »

European Update

FJI Exhibition/Business Editor Andreas Fuchs reports on the latest exhibition news all across Europe. More »

Canadian Newsfront

Adina Lebo of the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada provides cinema news from our northern neighbors. More »

Russia in Review

Russian correspondent Vladislav Vorotnikov relays the latest news from Russia's growing movie industry. More »

UNIC Perspectives

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 »

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News

DCDC to provide satellite and digital delivery platform to Cinema Buying Group

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has concluded a template agreement with the Cinema Buying Group More »

CinemaCon attendance up five percent

CinemaCon announced a five percent increase in attendance over its 2013 show More »

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