The gross included a mix of Hollywood tentpoles as well as 26 local-language films from China, Korea, Japan, Russia and India. The local-language films generated a combined box office of more than $100 million, marking a new local-language full-year record for IMAX. Said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.
"This IMAX box office record indicates that blockbuster content experienced in the best premium environment is bigger than ever before. Our global platform in 80 countries eventicizing worldwide movies continues to resonate with audiences. As studios and streaming companies keep focusing their slates on more blockbuster films, particularly in 2019, we see a strong opportunity to continue as a destination of choice for consumers."
Six of the top 10 highest-grossing IMAX films of 2018 featured "IMAX DNA," which