LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that the IMAX release of Warner Bros. Pictures' Sucker Punch, contributed approximately $4.0 million in gross box office receipts to the film's overall domestic opening weekend box office of $19 million, on 229 domestic IMAX screens. Internationally, IMAX estimated cumulative gross box office of approximately $315,000 on 23 IMAX screens in markets like Holland and Brazil, among others, and said the movie is expected to open on approximately 80 additional international screens in coming months.
"Zack Snyder's visual thrill ride is perfectly suited for The IMAX Experience ®, and we are particularly pleased with the large market share, which is a record for a 2D title," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment. "This film once again demonstrates that fanboy and fangirl audiences are seeking out IMAX when viewing movies of this genre."
Sucker Punch has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR ® (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.About Sucker Punch Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. Sucker Punch takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac) and Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino), before the High Roller (Jon Hamm) comes for Babydoll. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.
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