Imax, the leading provider of large cinema screens, has achieved a significant milestone with the global opening weekend box office success of “Oppenheimer.” The movie, directed by Christopher Nolan and shot using Imax cameras, made an impressive debut, raking in $35 million. This remarkable achievement represents the largest-ever share that Imax has received from a box office debut.
The success of “Oppenheimer” has had a positive impact on Imax’s share price, which is currently trading 6.3% higher at $17.45. Overall, the company’s shares have seen a substantial increase of 19% since the beginning of this year.
Imax’s impressive performance didn’t end with “Oppenheimer.” Over the weekend, the company recorded its fourth-largest box office earnings, generating a total of $46.4 million worldwide. This impressive figure not only highlights the success of “Oppenheimer” but also underscores Imax’s continued dominance in the cinema industry.
The stellar performances of “Oppenheimer” and another co-headliner, “Barbie,” have also had a positive impact on other players in the theater-chain industry. AMC Entertainment, one of the leading theater chains, has witnessed a significant surge in its share price, rising by a third to reach $5.90. Similarly, Cinemark’s shares have increased by 1% and are currently valued at $15.60.
Imax’s accomplishment with “Oppenheimer” reaffirms its position as a key player in the film industry. With its cutting-edge technology and commitment to delivering unparalleled movie experiences, Imax continues to captivate audiences worldwide.