Amid an overall slump in domestic moviegoing, Fathom Events
has seen a surge this year in box office for its live events and one-night showings for theatrical chains.
The company, which is co-owned by AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group, has topped the $1 million mark with 27 different events in 2017. That’s nearly double its 2016 mark of 14 events with more than $1 million.
Six events topped the $2 million mark, led by a Feb. 16 showing of “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical
” with $4.7 million and followed by faith-based documentaries “Is Genesis History
” with $2.7 million and “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem
” with $2.5 million, “Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!
” with $2.4 million, the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match with $2.4 million, and “Jeepers Creepers 3
″ with $2.2 million.
“This year has seen tremendous growth for Fathom and event cinema, proving that consumers want a true event experience in their movie theater,” said Ray Nutt, chief executive officer.