Happy Feet grosses $10 million in IMAX(R) theatres
(Photo: left courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Happy Feet: The IMAX Experience has grossed $10.6 million since premiering on November 17, 2006.
The film opened on 79 domestic IMAX screens and will ultimately play on a total of 28 international IMAX screens. Happy Feet has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The film's total worldwide gross in both conventional and IMAX theatres is now nearly $200 million.
"We are very pleased with the film's strong performance in both conventional and IMAX theatres," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. "IMAX is, once again, proving its theatres perform especially well during the holidays."
"We are thrilled that the film has already reached this milestone in IMAX theatres. This accomplishment can be attributed to Warner Bros. Pictures' talent for marketing. We look forward to further success as the film continues it run across the network of IMAX theatres."
"Happy Feet" is set in the great nation of Emperor Penguins, Deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap dancing. Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, but his dad, Memphis, says "it just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. Leaving home, Mumble meets the Adelie Amigos, led by Ramon.
The Adelies invite Mumble to party with them in Adelie Land, where Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller production, in association with Animal Logic Film. A George Miller film, "Happy Feet" features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia.
The film also features the tap dancing of Savion Glover. "Happy Feet" is directed by George Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. The film is produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller and Bill Miller, with Zareh Nalbandian, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Bruce Berman executive producing. The music is composed by John Powell.
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LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 20, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
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Open Date: November 17, 2006