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Seoul, Korea—Apr 28, 2016
Four More 4DX Screens Open in Japan with AEON Cinemas and 109 Cinemas
Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Girls und Panzer: The Film Have Strong Showings at the Box Office as Japan’s Love of 4DX Continues
J 4DPLEX, an immersive theater technology featuring moving seats and environmental effects, 4DX announced that four more screens opened in Japan in partnership with AEON and 109 Cinemas. All four screens opened to the public in April 2016.
These additional 4DX screens are the result of partnerships with Japanese theatre exhibitors AEON Cinemas (one new screen this month) and 109 Cinemas (three new screens). Japan continues to be the fastest growing market for 4DX, having added 25 screens in 2015 alone, and currently operating in 37 auditoriums - accounting for 3,948 seats - nationwide. CJ 4DPLEX is on pace to meet its goal to reach 50 4DX screens in Japan in the near future.
“We are excited to announce the continued international expansion of 4DX with both of these significant partners - 109 Cinemas and AEON Cinemas in Japan," said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. "We will concentrate on further expanding 4DX in Japan and look forward to broadening our business in the country's cinema industry.”
AEON Cinemas, Japan’s largest cinema chain, operating 83 theaters, 702 screens and 136,775 seats, opened the third 4DX screen at the Koshigaya site in Saitama prefecture on April 23 with
109 Cinemas, operating 19 theaters, 175 screens and 32,585 seats,
rolled out new 4DX auditoriums at three additional theatres - Hat-Kobe site in Kobe City, Yokkaichi site in Mie prefecture and Saga site in Saga prefecture – in April. All of the new sites are the first 4DX theaters in each district. The initial films being screened are
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Mad Max: Fury Road
Girls und Panzer: The Film
AEON Cinemas Koshigaya site had a strong weekend during its opening weekend seeing an average occupancy rate of 85%. The 109 Cinemas Hat-Kobe 4DX site saw also had a fantastic opening with over an occupancy rate of 56%.
In addition to the successful performance last year, in January this year 4DX in Japan as a whole got off to a good start recording an occupancy rate of almost 50% through all of the screening weeks of
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
. Following up this box office hit, 4DX hit a new record in Japan with the screening
Girls und Panzer: The Film,
a Japanese animated film, which reported an occupancy rate 97% rate in its first screening week.
Girls und Panzer: The Film
sky-rocketed from 24
in the national box office rankings when it was released in 4DX on February 20, 2016. Fans are still lining up to see the film. Even though it has been two months since its initial release, the 4DX occupancy rate of the film still was over 68% this last weekend.
4DX’s average occupancy rate increased over 11% in the first quarter, as compared with the
corresponding period of last
year. Moreover, Japanese attendance also increased over almost 5 and a half times, increasing almost four times from 128,280 to 692.980 compared to the previous year.
In the next quarter, Hollywood big titles such as
Captain America: Civil War
will be released in 4DX.
About CJ 4DPLEX:
CJ 4DPLEX is the world's first 4D cinema company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company created 4DX, the first and leading 4D cinema technology for feature films, providing moviegoers with an immersive cinematic experience that utilizes all five senses, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. CJ 4DPLEX brings 4DX auditoriums to exhibition partners along with 4DX codes for both major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. Since 2009, more than 520 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. As of April 2018, more than 61,000 4DX seats operate in 500 auditoriums spanning 58 countries. CJ 4DPLEX was named a Most Innovative Company of 2017 in Live Events by Fast Company. The company was awarded the Silver Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.
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About CJ CGV:
CJ CGV introduced a multiplex theater for the first time in 1998 and created the movie-watching trend in Korea. CJ CGV is the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea, and the world’s Top 5 cinema exhibition company present in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey and the United States. Under the theme of 'Cultureplex', CJ CGV has continued developing special theaters like ‘4DX (moving chairs and wind, rain, fog and scent effects etc.)’, ‘ScreenX (a 270-degree screening format that projects images on the side walls of a theater, as well as the front screen)’ and lobby entertainment like 'lolol (cartoon cafe)', 'V BUSTERS (VR entertainment)'. Cultureplex' is a concept of complex cultural space combining spectacles, entertainment and dinning in theaters. CJ CGV is currently operating 3,432 screens at 458 theaters in seven countries around the world including 1,116 screens at 150 theaters in Korea.
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