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Seoul and Los Angeles—Feb 3, 2017

4DX Bringing Moviegoers into the Action with Early 2017 Releases

New Line-Up Announced following 2016 During which Top 5 Performing 4DX Films were in the Action Adventure, Superhero, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Genres
CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, has been changing the worldwide moviegoing paradigm from “viewing” to “experiencing” – bringing more moviegoers, especially action blockbuster lovers, back to the multiplex and away from their couches.
 
Following a successful performance last year with the world’s top-ranked blockbusters, 4DX’ enhanced experience – featuring moving seats and environmental effects such aswind, rain, lightning, snow and a variety of scents – has emerged as a sensational trend which gives an opportunity to blockbuster movie fans to not only watch a movie but be a part of it.
 
As a result of in-depth discussions with major studios worldwide, CJ 4DPLEX has today revealed a remarkable line-up of films – including most of the world’s biggest blockbusters – to be available in the 4DX format that today is today available in more than 360 auditoriums spanning 44 countries around the world. These new releases include the following titles from global studios premiering in various regions around the world during the first half of 2017:

Sony Pictures             
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Warner Bros. Pictures 
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Kong: Skull Island
Lionsgate
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
Paramount
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  • Monster Trucks
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
20th Century Fox
  • Logan
  • The Boss Baby
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
Enjoy Movies
  • Guardians (Zashchitniki; Russian)
In 2016 alone, more than 100 titles were screened in 4DX – an increase of 30 percent from the 72 titles available in 2015 – and blockbusters that encompass action adventure, superhero, fantasy, and sci-fi genres among the most popular. This trend is expected to continue into 2017 with the above titles. 
 
For example, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter premiered in Japan last year and passed 75 percent average occupancy in the first screening weekend, and anticipation is high for the 4DX version as the film continues its worldwide rollout. Additionally, Logan is the third and final standalone Wolverine film to star Hugh Jackman, following 2013’s The Wolverine, which was available in 4DX across 12 countries. The previous film in the series attracted an enthusiastic response from moviegoers, especially in Brazil, where it recorded a 92 percent occupancy rate during its opening weekend.
 
The 2017 4DX line-up not only includes hit Hollywood franchises, but also local films in other markets. Previously, most of 4DX’s hit movies were Hollywood blockbusters, but, CJ 4DPLEX has been expanding its collaboration with local filmmakers and studios in order to diversify its content line-up. As a result, 4DX will screen the highly anticipated Russian superhero movie Guardians (Zashchitniki) in Russia and Vietnam in February. 

“We are thrilled to be showing a line-up featuring the most exciting action films to kick off 2017. 4DX maintains close relationships with Hollywood studios and continually receives blockbuster content to be converted into 4DX – something that is increasing as more creatives and studio partners see our potential as a powerful new driver of theatre audiences,” said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “The growing number of 4DX titles means that 4DX is recognized as a mainstream option for moviegoers seeking the most immersive cinema experiences available.”

Top 4DX Titles of 2016
In 2016, the top five 4DX titles for the year were: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Doctor StrangeCaptain America: Civil WarBatman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. In fact:
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recorded an occupancy rate of more than 90 percent during its opening weekend in the U.S., Turkey, Swaziland, South Africa, Romania;
  • Captain America: Civil War passed 70 percent average occupancy in the first screening weekend across 37 countries; and
  • Doctor Strange had a sensational opening weekend, selling out of 4DX tickets in Canada.
Other films in these genres among the top 20 4DX titles in 2016 were Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryIndependence Day: ResurgenceDeadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse
 

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. CJ 4DPLEX Directory page

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Jun 13, 2018 Cineworld to Launch 100 ScreenX Locations Across the U.S. and Europe, Marking Significant Expansion of the Immersive Movie Environment
Jun 12, 2018 Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp Set for Release in Panoramic ScreenX Format
Jun 12, 2018 ScreenX to Debut in Middle East through New Partnership with KNCC
Jun 4, 2018 4DX Hits 10 Million Audience in Five Months – the Shortest Time Period to Reach This Milestone – as 2018 Continues to be a Record-Breaking Year
May 31, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War Sets New Records in 4DX
May 7, 2018 Three 4DX Blockbusters Top the 1 Million Tickets Sold Mark in Three Months
May 4, 2018 20th Century Fox and ScreenX Targeting New Titles to Release in the 270-Degree Panoramic Format
May 4, 2018 CJ 4Dplex Wraps Successful CinemaCon 2018 Having Showcased New Technologies
Apr 26, 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX To Release up to Five Titles in the 270-Degree, Panoramic Format in the Next 12 Months
Apr 25, 2018 CJ 4DPLEX Announces New Deal with Silverbird Cinemas to Bring First 4DX Theatre to Nigeria
Apr 25, 2018 4DX Expands Middle East Reach with Three Cinemacity Locations to Open in Saudi Arabia
Apr 24, 2018 CJ 4DPLEX and B&B Theatres Strike Deal to Open Four ScreenX Theatres by 2019
Apr 23, 2018 CJ 4DPLEX and Cineworld Group plc Partner to Bring 145 4DX Locations Across U.S. and Europe
Apr 12, 2018 “4DX with ScreenX” Wins Big and Takes Home Silver at the Edison Awards in NYC
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Mar 21, 2018 “4DX with ScreenX” to Make Worldwide Debut at CinemaCon 2018, Opening a New Chapter in Cinematic Innovation
Feb 15, 2018 “4DX with ScreenX” Announced as Edison Award Finalist
Feb 12, 2018 “Black Panther” to Become First Marvel Studios Film to be Released in the ScreenX Format
Jan 10, 2018 Following Strong Box Office Results Coast-to-Coast, CJ 4DPLEX and Regal Expand 4DX U.S. Roll-Out Plan with Washington, D.C. as Newest Opening
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