WHATEVER IT TAKES: 4DX Set Record Breaking 2019, Grossing Over £246 Million with Disney Releases Dominating the Top 5
4DX Set Record Breaking 2019, Grossing Over £246 Million at the Global Box Office
CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced that it ended a successful 2019 with a record-breaking global box office for 4DX, grossing more than £246 million.
4DX had its best year yet at the global box office in 2019, increased 12% on 2018’s record of £220million. Listed below are the 7 highest grossing 4DX films of 2019:
‘Avengers: Endgame’ became the highest grossing 4DX film of all time, making over £34million at the global box office. In addition, live-action movies such as ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Lion King’ and animated movie like ‘Frozen 2’ received lots of love from generation Z and an increase in female audiences attended the 4DX experience. The top 7 4DX films grossed £112million combined and accounted for 46% of the 4DX global box office, and helped lift the 4DX box office to record highs in 2019. Additionally, local language films from China, Japan and India played on 4DX made up a combined box office of more than £21 million. Among them, ‘The Wandering Earth’ and ‘The Captain’ released in China became the first and second highest grossing local films in 2019.
The top 7 4DX markets; Japan, China, Korea, France, U.S, Mexico and United Kingdom together grossed over £163 million global box office which account for over 66% of the format’s total global box office takings in 2019. Those markets hit the breaking-record in attendance and global box office surpassing the top 7 record of 2018. Most of all, U.S became the biggest grosser among 7 countries as 4DX box office grew over 73% in comparison to 2018.
As for the European markets, box office gross increased by 17% compared to 2018, earning more than £75 million, accounted for 31% of the 4DX global box office. Especially, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium contributed the most to the growth of European markets. 4DX box office for those 4 countries surpassed the previous gross in 2018, with £46 million at the box office, increased by 23%.
In addition its box office performance, CJ 4DPLEX expanded footprint of ‘4DX’ and ‘4DX Screen’ in 2019. ‘4DX’ opened 119 auditoriums in 25 countries including 22 new ‘4DX Screen’ auditoriums, a cutting-edge format that blends ‘4DX’ and ‘ScreenX’. To date, 4DX operates 731 auditoriums in 65 countries.
“We have had a meaningful year for marking the 10th anniversary of the launch of 4DX and breaking the yearly box office records. Recently, our company unveiled the next generation of an innovative movie theatre at CES 2020, the world's largest technology exhibition” said JongRyul Kim CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “We will introduce our latest cinema technology to the world and provide a unique and exciting movie experience to global movie fans continuously.”