Kung Fu Panda opens strong in Imax theatres


Mumbai: Kung Fu Panda opened with strong box office results at Imax theatres over the three-day weekend from 6 – 8 June. The film grossed $2.3 million on 89 domestic Imax screens and six international Imax screens, for a per screen average of approximately $24,000.

"The strong opening performance of Kung Fu Panda in Imax theatres is an indicator of the public’s appetite for premium out of home entertainment," said DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. "We are delighted to begin our strategic relationship with Imax on such a positive note and we look forward to continued success as this film opens in additional markets worldwide."

"We are pleased to inaugurate our five-picture deal with DreamWorks with a successful opening weekend for Kung Fu Panda," said Imax co-chairmen and co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "The results from this weekend re-enforce our long-standing belief that DreamWorks movies are well-suited to Imax’s format."

The film will continue to open in international locations in the weeks ahead, ultimately playing on 36 international Imax screens.