Three years old now the National Assn. of Theater Owners' annual exhibitor conference, CinemaCon, has found its groove, though a rapidly evolving international market keeps the confab on point.
If exhibitors are the unsung heros of the entertainment industry, their presence was certainly made known at ShoWest's closing night awards Thursday at the Paris ballroom in Las Vegas.
Down with popcorn! (Or buttered popcorn, anyway.)
Domestic Film DAILY
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The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
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For more than three decades, uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has racked up hit after hit.
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