Fathom Events Box Office Success Surges With 26 Titles Grossing Over $1 Million Domestically in 2017

The Top-Performing Cinema Events Span Across Genres Including Anime, Classic Films, Top Stage Productions, Faith and Family Events, and Sports

DENVER – January 10, 2018 – Leading event cinema distributor Fathom Events has revealed that 26 of its titles grossed over $1M each at the box office in 2017. This statistic sets a new record and is a significant achievement over the company’s 2016 box office success of 14 titles passing this threshold, further demonstrating the increasing value and audience interest in event cinema. Fathom Events is currently ranked as the 13th largest distributor of content in North America to movie theaters in 2017, according to comScore.


The record-breaking 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 $2M, 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 for Jerusalem” 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.”





Princess Mononoke 20th Anniversary

The Met Live in HD: Nabucco

TCM Big Screen Classics: Singin’ in the Rain 65th Anniversary (1952)

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


The Met Live in HD: Norma

The Met Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte

TCM Big Screen Classics: The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary (1987)

Spirited Away

Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!

Genesis: Paradise Lost

TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca 75th Anniversary


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About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.



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