The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 to be Released in the UK and Other
Select IMAX® Theatres Internationally
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:
IMX) and Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, today
announced that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be digitally
re-mastered into the immersive IMAX^® format and released in the UK through
Entertainment One in IMAX® theatres starting November 16, 2012. The film will
also screen in the IMAX format in select IMAX theatres in other international
markets. The fifth installment of Summit's Twilight Saga film franchise is
directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor
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"IMAX's participation in 2010 on the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was
a success, so we're thrilled to continue this productive collaboration," said
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.
"IMAX delivers a unique and memorable experience that is the perfect way to
celebrate this special movie-going event."
"The Twilight Saga franchise and its passionate fans deserve an epic
send-off," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed
Entertainment. "We're excited to present the saga, larger than life, in IMAX."
The IMAX release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be
digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX
Experience^® with proprietary IMAX DMR^® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and
powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences
feel as if they are in the movie.
About The Twilight Saga Film Series
The Twilight Saga film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and
Taylor Lautner and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the
small town of Forks, Wash. to live with her father. She soon becomes drawn to
Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her
away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together ... even
when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed,
modern-day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was
released in theatres on Nov. 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second
installment of the film franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released
Nov. 20, 2009, the third installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released
June 30, 2010, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was released on
Nov. 18, 2011.
About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC, a LIONSGATE® company, is a worldwide theatrical
motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The
company handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own
internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and
diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television
programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital
distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.
The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime
cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of
programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 22 shows
on 15 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication
businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, the critically
acclaimed series Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Boss, the new comedy Anger
Management, which has been picked up for another 90 episodes by FX, the
network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of
Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams
Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original
series for Netflix.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the
blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, which has already
grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, The Possession, The
Expendables 2, The Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness
Protection and Margin Call. With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit
Entertainment, the Company has now added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which
has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, to its current
slate, giving the Company the two premier young adult franchises in the world.
Recent Summit hits include Red, Letters to Juliet, Knowing and the Academy
Award-winning Best Picture, The Hurt Locker.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box
office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles
a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and
television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves
as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The
Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality
entertainment in markets around the world.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment and technology
companies, specializing in the creation and delivery of premium, awe-inspiring
entertainment experiences. With a growing suite of cutting-edge motion picture
and sound technologies, and a globally recognized entertainment brand, IMAX is
singularly situated at the convergence of the entertainment industry,
innovation and the digital media world. The industry's top filmmakers and
studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary
ways, and as such, the IMAX network is among the most important and successful
theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. The
company's new digital projection and sound systems -- combined with a growing
blockbuster film slate -- are fueling the rapid expansion of the IMAX network
in established markets such as North America, Western Europe, and Japan, as
well as emerging markets such as China and Russia. IMAX deliver the world's
best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX^®, IMAX^® 3D, and IMAX
DMR^® (Digital Re-Mastering) technologies. IMAX DMR enables virtually any
motion picture to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality
of The IMAX Experience^®.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in
London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2012, there were 663 IMAX
theatres (529 commercial multiplex, 20 commercial destination and 114
institutional) in 52 countries.
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