Fathom Events reports 26 titles topped $1 million in 2017

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Leading event cinema distributor Fathom Events has revealed that 26 of its titles grossed over $1 million each at the box office in 2017. This statistic sets a new record and is a significant increase over the company’s 2016 box-office success of 14 titles passing that threshold.

Fathom Events is currently ranked as the 13th-largest distributor of content in North America to movie theatres in 2017, according to comScore.

The 26 cinema events included nine live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, classic films The Princess Bride and Singin’ in the Rain, anime title Princess Mononoke and the box-office knockout “Mayweather vs McGregor,” which became the highest-grossing sports event in Fathom’s history. Six of the 26 titles grossed over $2 million, led by top stage production “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical” with $4.7 million and followed by faith-based documentaries Is Genesis History? with $2.7 million, In Our Hands: The Battle forJerusalem with $2.5 million, Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! with $2.4 million, the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match with $2.6 million, and Jeepers Creepers 3 with $2.2 million.

“Our accomplishments at the box office last year highlight the evolution and importance of event cinema as an industry, the strength of our distribution and the growing consumer interest in the variety of unique cinema events that Fathom offers,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We will use our success to continue growing our core verticals and also to focus on more live events, cultural events and experiment with new content offerings, solidifying our spot in the industry alongside major studios.”

The 26 events are:

•    Princess Mononoke 20th Anniversary

•    The Met Live in HD: Nabucco

•    TCM Big Screen Classics: Singin’ in the Rain 65th Anniversary

•    The Met Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

•    Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary

•    Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!

•    Is Genesis History?

•    The Met Live in HD: Rusalka

•    The Met Live in HD: La Traviata

•    The Met Live in HD: Idomeneo

•    Facing Darkness

•    The Met Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

•    Chonda Pierce: Enough

•    The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier

•    In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

•    Mayweather vs McGregor

•    Jeepers Creepers 3

•    Steve McQueen: American Icon

•    Mully

•    The Met Live in HD: Norma

•    The Met Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte

•    TCM Big Screen Classics: The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary

•    Spirited Away

•    Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!

•    Genesis: Paradise Lost

•    TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca 75th Anniversary