Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Sets Box-Office Records for Fathom Events With $2.3 Million Single-Night Gross

Nationwide Encore Screenings of Critically Acclaimed Documentary to Be Held December 27

DENVER – December 18, 2018 – In its first North American presentation, director Peter Jackson’s stunning World War I documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” grossed $2.3 million at the domestic box office on Monday, setting a record for Fathom Events as the highest-grossing single-day documentary, and one of the top-grossing single-night presentations of any kind from the distribution company.


In its limited theatrical presentations, “They Shall Not Grow Old” played on more than 1,000 screens, and had the highest per-screen average of any film release that day. “They Shall Not Grow Old” was the second highest-grossing film at the North American box office on Monday.  The film also broke records for Fathom Events’ website, generating the highest single day of traffic the company has ever seen.


Encore screenings of “They Shall Not Grow Old” are scheduled for Thursday, December 27. “They Shall Not Grow Old” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film, by Academy Award®-winning director Jackson, restores, colorizes and applies 3D technology to original film footage from World War I – and The New York Times says, “The result is a transformation that is nothing less than visually astonishing.”


Tickets for the encore screenings of “They Shall Not Grow Old” can be purchased at and participating theater box offices.


For artwork/photos related to “They Shall Not Grow Old,” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. 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 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit



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