CinemaCon: Worldwide B.O. Hits Record, Int’l Growth Strong

Chris Dodd CinemaCon
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Worldwide box office hit a record $35.9 billion in 2013, with domestic totals reaching $10.9 billion, it was announced at Tuesday’s CinemaCon keynote address delivered by John Fithian, prexy of the National Assn. of Theater Owners, and Motion Picture Assn. of America topper Chris Dodd.

For the first time, the opening presentation of the annual exhib conference featured a retrospective of the top-grossing films worldwide. The promo was called “Going Global.” International markets brought in $25 billion in ticket sales last year, an increase of 4% from 2012. International B.O. has grown an impressive 33% from just five years ago, according to data from MPAA’s annual market statistics report.

“Our formula for success is simple. Hollywood creates and produces extraordinary stories, and you create truly extraordinary theater experiences,” Dodd said in his speech. “Together in 2013 we made that formula work perfectly.”

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  1. Duder NME says:

    “Our formula for desperation is simple. Hollywood creates and produces lowest common denominators with no cultural nuance, and you create truly sequels and reboots that keep the ol’ money train rollin’ on,” Dodd said in his speech. “Together in 2013 we made that blockbuster mandate work perfectly.”


  2. johntshea says:

    Amen to extraordinary stories and experiences! As a kid I didn’t expect movie theaters to outlive the twentieth century. How happy I am to be wrong!

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