Fresh off the announcement of the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards (of which Gravity earned ten) came the news that Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi film will be returning to IMAX 3D theaters starting January 31st. It comes as no surprise that Gravity is coming back to the immersive big-screen format after the announcement, as it proved to be IMAX’s biggest box office earner both domestically and globally in 2013. Check out George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Gravity returning to theaters at the end of the month, and be sure to watch the 86th annual Oscars on ABC March 2nd. Hit the jump for more.
ALFONSO CUARÓN’S GRAVITY™ TO BE RE-RELEASED IN IMAX® 3D THEATRES STARTING JAN. 31
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, Including Best Picture, Acclaimed Visual Spectacle Returns to IMAX 3D Theatres Across North America
LOS ANGELES – Jan. 16, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today announced that Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity™, one of the most popular films ever offered in IMAX® 3D, will be returning to domestic IMAX theatres starting Jan. 31.
Cuarón’s spectacular sci-fi thriller, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has been a hit with audiences and critics alike, grossing nearly $700 million at the global box office, while receiving 10 Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. Demand for the film – which was also nominated for four Golden Globes, with Cuarón winning Best Director – has been particularly high in IMAX 3D. Opening Oct. 4, Gravity was the highest-grossing IMAX release of 2013, both domestically and globally. It’s also the 3rd most popular IMAX DMR® film of all time worldwide.
“Congratulations to Alfonso, David Heyman and Warner Bros. on today’s Academy Award nominations. We’re delighted with the overwhelming success of Gravity and the continued demand we’re seeing from moviegoers, both domestically and around the world, to bring it back in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “Word of mouth has been tremendous, with fans and critics demanding that Gravity must be experienced in the most immersive way possible. The film’s ample awards consideration has further cemented its place in cinema history, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it again.”
The IMAX release of Gravity has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D 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 make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.