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Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA—Aug 1, 2017

Innovative Cinema Format 4DX Has Record-Breaking Six Months with 9.3 Million Moviegoers and $ 110 Million in First Half of 2017

4DX Continues Worldwide Expansion with Increasing Title Conversions
CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, closed out a successful first half of the year with record-breaking 4DX attendance and box office revenue. From January 1 through June 30, 2017, over 9.3 million 4DX moviegoers helped generate close to more than $110 million at the worldwide box office - the best half-year performance since the company launched 4DX in 2009.
 
Since its debut, 4DX has attracted an audience of more than 50 million who have seen the 440-plus Hollywood and local titles made available in the innovative, premium movie format.
 
Featuring motion seats and environmental effects, 4DX continues to garner positive reviews and elicit delight in fans as it expands around the world and becomes a more recognizable and popular cinema option.
 
In the past six months alone, 43 titles were screened in 4DX. In fact, more movies are available in 4DX than in any other 4D format. The exceptional popularity and growth of the format has been driven by the diversity of films available, with genres ranging from action blockbusters to romantic musicals. This trend is expected to continue with the titles scheduled for 4DX release in the second half of this year.
 

Rank

4DX Top Grossing Titles

Box Office

Genre

1

The Fate of the Furious
(Universal Pictures)

$ 18 million

Action, Adventure

2

Beauty and the Beast
(Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

$ 8.1 million

Musical, Romance

3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
(Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

$ 7.7 million

Action, Adventure

4

Kong: Skull Island
(Warner Bros Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures)

$ 7.6 million

Action, Adventure

5

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
(Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

$ 6 million

Action, Adventure

 (From January 1 through June 30, 2017)
 
Global Expansion
In the first half of 2017, 4DX added 41 sites in fourteen countries. This is an increase of 37% in comparison with last year’s first half period, which opened 30 sites. Countries where 4DX expanded in 2017 to date include: China (21 new sites), U.S. (5), India (2), Japan (2), South Africa (2), Brazil (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Hungary (1), Mexico (1), Norway (1), Qatar (1), Turkey (1) and the U.K. (1).
 
Europe: A significant portion of this year’s expansion has come across this continent, including the first 4DX locations in France and Norway. The remarkable opening performance in both new markets led exhibitors to quickly agree to bring more 4DX locations to these and neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and those across Scandinavia. CJ 4DPLEX is already in talks with additional European exhibitors for further expansion.
 
United States: The U.S. market witnessed massive 4DX growth, doubling the immersive cinema technology’s footprint over the past six months, with two new locations in the Los Angeles market, as well as the debut of 4DX in Orlando, San Diego, and Seattle. 4DX is now available from the Southeast to Northwest United States, with plans to continue domestic expansion.
 
China: The Chinese market has continued to be the largest and fastest-growing for 4DX, with 21 new locations launching over the past six months, bringing its total number of 4DX auditoriums to 130.
 
Japan: In addition to two new 4DX locations opening in Japan, 4DX’s sister technology, the multi-projection ScreenX format, recently debuted in the country – the first of its kind in Japan. Based on 4DX’s success, this new addition is expected to be a major force at the Japanese box office in the coming months and years.
 
The top five highest-performing countries for 4DX in the first half of 2017, by gross box office are:

Rank

4DX Top 5 grossing country

Grossing percentage

1

Japan

21.1%

2

China

16.8%

3

Korea

10.9%

4

Mexico

7.6%

5

USA

4.3%

 

About CJ 4DPLEX: CJ 4DPLEX is the world’s first company behind the immersive film technologies, 4DX and ScreenX. The company is headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. 4DX provides 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 Directory page
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