Attendance surged across Europe exceeding last year's records by over 100%
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world's leading cinema technology company, today announced that the multi-sensory 4DX format drew in a record-breaking 2.7 million moviegoers in the month of August, making it the highest ever recorded for the month in the history of the company.
The 4DX top three performing films for August are "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw", "The Lion King" and "Aladdin". In addition, local films "The Bravest" and "One Piece: Stampede" performed strong in China and Japan contributing to the overall 4DX box office record.
4DX's growth in August have been largely contributed by Europe. In particular, attendance rates increased by 224% in Austria, 144% in the Netherlands and 136% in Belgium, the countries now joining France and the UK as the leading 4DX markets in Europe. In addition, the U.S. has set the record for the highest monthly audience for the past five consecutive months. The audience figures in Australia and India also increased by 375% and 89% compared to August last year, respectively.
The largest share of the 4DX global audience in August was 27.7% in China, followed by Europe with 22.6%, Japan 13.1%, Korea 13.0% and Mexico 4.3%.
In addition to 4DX growth in attendance and box office performance in August, 4DX footprint has also grown with 4DX auditoriums opening across the U.S., Canada, UK, Nigeria, China and Mongolia with the latest cutting-edge technology from CJ 4DPLEX, 4DX with ScreenX, opening in China with CGV Cinemas.
4DX's advanced theater technology enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, transcending the traditional cinema experience through special effects including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubble, vibration, and scents. The result is one of the most innovative cinema formats in the industry, drawing fans into the action on the big screen.
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