Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Adds $2.6 Million in Monday Encore, Making Acclaimed Film One of 2018’s Top-Grossing Documentaries
Driven by Popular Demand, Fathom Events’ Encore Presentation Brings Film’s Cumulative Domestic Gross to an Extraordinary $8.3M
DENVER – January 24, 2019 – An encore screening of director Peter Jackson’s breathtaking documentary about soldiers in World War I, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” continued its unprecedented limited release run on Monday, grossing $2.64 million in a one-day-only presentation from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.
The national screenings on Monday, January 21, bring the cumulative domestic box-office gross for “They Shall Not Grow Old” to $8.34 million, smashing the record for highest-grossing U.S. Event Cinema release to date – both for Fathom Events and for the event cinema industry. On Monday, “They Shall Not Grow Old” was the No. 4 film at the domestic box office, with the highest per-screen average of any film in release, playing on 1,335 screens. “They Shall Not Grow Old” also became the fifth highest-grossing documentary of 2018, despite having played in cinemas for a total of just three days.
Originally presented on December 17 and 27, “They Shall Not Grow Old” enthralled both audiences and critics, with the Associated Press calling it “an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.” After experiencing sold-out cinemas nationwide and receiving enormous positive feedback from moviegoers, Warner Bros. and Fathom Events brought the film back for an additional one-day event.
“We have heard from moviegoers who have gone back to see ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ multiple times, bringing new family members and friends each time,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “The emotional response that audiences have had to this film is genuinely extraordinary, and Fathom Events is proud to have worked with Warner Bros. to bring this one-of-a-kind cinematic experience to U.S. movie theaters.”
“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. Warner Bros. will be releasing “They Shall Not Grow Old” for regular engagements on February 1 in 150 markets and approximately 500 theaters.
“They Shall Not Grow Old” has now nearly doubled the previous record for largest-ever U.S. Event Cinema release, 2015’s “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F,” which grossed $4.6 million in 2015.
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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 www.FathomEvents.com.
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