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comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 20, 2017
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of August 20, 2017, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.

As the trusted industry partner for real-time box office reporting, comScore is the only theater-level movie measurement and analytics company providing insights across the world's largest markets, covering 95 percent of the global industry gross. Using comScore's suite of movie products, customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results from around the world.

comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Warner Bros.' horror spinoff sequel 'Annabelle: Creation' takes over the top spot scaring up a $57.5 million global haul while China-based title 'Wolf Warrior 2' continues to generate huge numbers and now stands at $774.3 million worldwide and counting.  Notably, 'Paradox,' a Hong Kong-Chinese action film directed by Wilson Yip, with action direction by Sammo Hung had a stellar weekend bringing in $31 million and $40.5 million to date."

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 20, are below.

1. Annabelle: Creation - Warner Bros. - $57.5M
2. Wolf Warrior 2 - Multiple - $36.2M
3. Paradox - Multiple Chinese Distributors - $31.0M
4. Hitman's Bodyguard, The - Multiple - $28.1M
5. War For The Planet Of The Apes - 20th Century Fox - $22.5M
6. Emoji Movie, The - Sony - $15.8M
7. Dunkirk - Warner Bros. - $15.1M
8. Dark Tower, The - Sony - $11.2M
9. Despicable Me 3 - Universal - $10.4M
10. Spider-Man: Homecoming - Sony - $9.2M
11. Twenty Two - Multiple Chinese Distributors - $9.0M
12. Logan Lucky - Village Roadshow - $8.9M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 20, are below.

1. Hitman's Bodyguard, The - Lionsgate - $21.6M
2. Annabelle: Creation - Warner Bros. - $15.5M
3. Logan Lucky - Bleecker Street - $8.1M
4. Dunkirk - Warner Bros. - $6.7M
5. Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature - Open Road - $5.1M
6. Emoji Movie, The - Sony - $4.3M
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming - Sony - $4.2M
8. Girls Trip - Universal - $3.8M
9. Dark Tower, The - Sony - $3.7M
10. Wind River - The Weinstein Company - $3.0M
11. Kidnap - Aviron Pictures - $2.9M
12. Glass Castle, The - Lionsgate - $2.5M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.

#   Title   Worldwide Wknd   Intl Wknd   Dom Wknd   Worldwide Cume   Intl Cume   Dom Cume   Intl   Terrs   Dom
1   Annabelle: Creation   $57,500,000   $42,000,000   $15,500,000   $160,744,221   $96,700,000   $64,044,221   WB   57   WB
2   Wolf Warrior 2   $36,204,000   $36,000,000   $204,000   $774,343,307   $772,000,000   $2,343,307   MUL   7   WGUI
3   Paradox   $31,000,000   $31,000,000   -   $40,500,000   $40,500,000   -   MULTICN   1   -
4   Hitman's Bodyguard, The   $28,150,000   $6,550,000   $21,600,000   $28,150,000   $6,550,000   $21,600,000   MUL   11   LGF
5   War For The Planet Of The Apes   $22,475,000   $20,500,000   $1,975,000   $345,922,203   $205,000,000   $140,922,203   FOX   48   FOX
6   Emoji Movie, The   $15,850,000   $11,500,000   $4,350,000   $125,367,352   $53,600,000   $71,767,352   SNY   52   SNY
7   Dunkirk   $15,100,000   $8,400,000   $6,700,000   $392,708,079   $227,200,000   $165,508,079   WB   62   WB
8   Dark Tower, The   $11,220,000   $7,500,000   $3,720,000   $71,804,378   $30,200,000   $41,604,378   SNY   45   SNY
9   Despicable Me 3   $10,439,710   $8,400,000   $2,039,710   $948,440,230   $696,700,000   $251,740,230   UNI   59   UNI
10   Spider-Man: Homecoming   $9,250,000   $5,000,000   $4,250,000   $724,851,381   $410,800,000   $314,051,381   SNY   65   SNY
11   Twenty Two   $9,000,000   $9,000,000   -   $18,300,000   $18,300,000   -   MULTICN   1   -
12   Logan Lucky   $8,875,182   $825,000   $8,050,182   $8,875,182   $825,000   $8,050,182   ROAD   3   BST
13   One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes II   $8,100,000   $8,100,000   -   $8,600,000   $8,600,000   -   WUZH   1   -
14   Taxi Driver, A   $8,041,000   $7,775,000   $266,000   $64,542,550   $63,700,000   $842,550   SHOWBX   2   WGUI
15   Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets   $8,000,000   $8,000,000   -   $123,830,728   $85,000,000   $38,830,728   MUL   27   STX
16   Seer 6: Invincible Puni   $7,250,000   $7,250,000   -   $9,200,000   $9,200,000   -   MULTICN   1   -
17   Atomic Blonde   $7,240,085   $5,000,000   $2,240,085   $73,218,940   26,000,000   $47,218,940   MUL   46   FOC
18   Midnight Runners   $7,050,000   $7,050,000   -   $21,000,000   $21,000,000   -   LOTTE   1   -
19   Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature   $6,063,278   $950,000   $5,113,278   $19,921,923   $2,225,000   $17,696,923   MUL   5   OPRD
20   Girls Trip   $4,844,030   $1,000,000   $3,844,030   $114,586,175   $10,600,000   $103,986,175   UNI   6   UNI
21   Baby Driver   $4,575,000   $3,700,000   $875,000   $175,108,441   $73,400,000   $101,708,441   SNY   47   SNY
22   Bullyparade: The Movie   $4,500,000   $4,500,000   -   $4,500,000   $4,500,000   -   WB   1   -
23   Mimic, The (dir. Jung)   $4,470,000   $4,470,000   -   $4,525,000   $4,525,000   -   NEXENT   1   -
24   Cars 3   $4,467,000   $4,200,000   $267,000   $308,290,767   $159,500,000   $148,790,767   DIS   28   DIS
25   Peace Breaker   $4,350,000   $4,350,000   -   $6,800,000   $6,800,000   -   MULTICN   1   -
In the News / UK TV Shoot-Out 2017 results
« Last post by DCI forum on Sun August 20, 2017, 09:15:07 AM »
The 2017 shoot-out was organised by master calibrator and (youtube) TV reviewer Vincent Teoh of HDTV Test.

2017 London TV Shoot-Out results:

Best Overall TV of 2017 : Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

Best Gaming TV: LG B7 OLED


Best Living Room TV: Sony A1 OLED

Best Home Theater TV: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

The five shoot-out participants were:

• Panasonic EZ952 (TX-65EZ952B) OLED TV;
• Samsung Q9 (QE65Q9F) QLED TV;
• Sony A1 (KD-65A1) OLED TV; and
• Sony ZD9 (KD-65ZD9) LED LCD TV.

The reference was a Sony X300 30"OLED reference monitor.

showing the following real-world material (subject to change within the alloted time) in addition to select test patterns:

•Pristine SDR content (1080p Blu-ray);
•Compressed SDR content (recorded terrestrial broadcast);
•4K HDR Blu-rays (dark, average-APL and bright scenes; 1000-nit & 4000-nit titles; Dolby Vision vs HDR10);
•Fast-action sports such as football (recorded terrestrial broadcast); and
•1080p and 4K HDR games from PS4 Pro.
Attendees will then be asked to rank the TVs (allowing for ties) from best to worst in the following categories (subject to change within allotted time):

•Contrast performance;
•Colour accuracy;
•Video processing;
•Bright-room performance; and
Acknowledging no single TV performs best for all types of usage, different awards will be handed out (based on attendees’ votes in the relevant categories) for:

•Best Home Theatre TV (for watching movies in a darkened room);
•Best Living Room TV (for watching mixed/ sports content in a non-light-controlled room);
•Best Gaming TV; and
•Best HDR TV.

And the TV which receives the highest score across all categories will be crowned the “Best TV of 2017″.

Categories and scoring explained.

Sony Launches First HDR-Ready 4K Laser Digital Cinema Projectors with High Contrast Ratio of 10,000:1

Sony Digital Cinema 4K confirms the launch of a brand-new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors.  The SRX-R800 Series is the first digital cinema projection system combining Sony’s latest-generation native 4K SXRD with a long-lasting laser light source.
Source: Sony Launches First HDR-Ready 4K Laser Digital Cinema Projectors with High Contrast Ratio of 10,000:1
It doesn't mention the lightsource in the linked announcement, but this is not a commercial version of the prototype dual engine RGB machine shown at CinemaCon. It is the commercial version of the Blu-Laser-Phosphor machine previewed at CineEurope.

Sony Digital Cinema 4K returns to CineEurope with an exciting display of how next-generation movie presentation could look. Join us from 20-22 June at the CCIB in Barcelona, where we’re previewing a brand new HDR-ready projector using a long-lasting phosphor laser light source to present spectacular 4K images.

Pricing and availability for the new 4K laser phosphor projector are yet to be confirmed. Demonstrations are being held hourly by invitation, during tradeshow hours from Tuesday 20 June to Thursday 22 June.
Sony launches first HDR-ready 4K laser digital cinema projectors with high contrast ratio of 10,000:1

Sony Digital Cinema 4K confirms the launch of a brand-new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors.  The SRX-R800 Series is the first digital cinema projection system combining Sony’s latest-generation native 4K SXRD with a long-lasting laser light source.
Source: Sony launches first HDR-ready 4K laser digital cinema projectors with high contrast ratio of 10,000:1
Galaxy Theatres Selects Barco Laser Projectors to Upgrade its DFX Premium Movie Experience Auditoriums

Cinema technology leader Barco is the projector provider of choice for growing southern California-based Galaxy Theatres, providing its Flagship and Smart Laser projectors to outfit all of the exhibitor’s premium large format (PLF) screens in California and Nevada.
Source: Galaxy Theatres Selects Barco Laser Projectors to Upgrade its DFX Premium Movie Experience Auditoriums
In the News / NEC Display Refreshes its WXGA/WUXGA P Series Projector Line, 4 new models
« Last post by DCI forum on Sat August 12, 2017, 08:34:59 AM »
NEC Display refreshes its P Series Projector Line. Aaccording to NEC thes projectors are 'affordably designed for higher education, corporate and rental use', and the projectors now have even more advanced features making for easier installation and greater versatility.

“Our new line of P Series models enable easier, more flexible, and less costly installations,” said Ryan Pitterle, Product Manager for Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “Advanced projection technologies, including HDBaseT and lens shift, simplify installations, while improved brightness and contrast provide impressive images over 100" diagonal”.

NEC offers four new projectors, the P474W, P554W, P474U and P554U, that replace its popular P Series projector models.

The four new P Series projectors replace the previous suite of seven P Series models:

P474W replaces P401W and P452W
P554W replaces P502W
P474U replaces P452H
P554U replaces P502H

P451X and P501X models have been discontinued

The P474W and P554W projectors are now available at a minimum advertised price of $1,599 and $1,899, respectively. The P474U and P554U models are now available at a minimum advertised price of $1,849 and $2,199, respectively.

Aimed at higher education, corporate, and rental users, the P Series is a line of entry-level, professional installation projectors that provide versatility at a cost-effective price. The four new models feature either WXGA or WUXGA resolutions and range from 4700 lumens to 5500 lumens.

Key improvements over prior P Series models include horizontal and vertical lens shift, an all-in-one HDBaseT connection ensuring the efficient transmission of high-definition video and audio over long distances and eliminating cable clutter, and a new lamp with longer life (up to 8,000 hours) to reduce maintenance costs. The extended lamp life, along with a lower-priced replacement lamp, provide a 40 percent lower total cost of ownership, compared to previous P Series models over a five-year period.

The P Series projectors also includes several unique NEC Display features, including cornerstone and pincushion correction to square the image on the screen, and a powerful 20W speaker.

In the News / Sling TV now on 2017 LG OLEDs and Super UHD TVs
« Last post by DCI forum on Sat August 12, 2017, 08:15:37 AM »
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Sling TV is now available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD webOS 3.5-enabled smart TVs. The Channel Plus app has now surpassed 100 channels of content. This offers live and on-demand OTT television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. In addition to 2016 models with the 3.0 version of LG's smart TV platform.

"The addition of Sling TV and more Channel Plus content provides LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TV owners access to a robust slate of live TV and on-demand content," said Matt Durgin, LG Electronics USA's director of content innovation. "With literally hundreds of channels from top-tier content providers at their fingertips via our webOS smart TV platform, consumers can enjoy the content they love when they want to see it and on some of the top-rated TVs on the market."

Sling TV offers two domestic streaming services and extras that collectively include more than 150 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange/single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language packages and services tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV also provides more than 300 channels in 22 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. 

Channel Plus is a streaming service, powered by XUMO, integrated into 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs running webOS 3.0 and 3.5. Channel Plus delivers both live and on-demand streaming content through an interface that presents over-the-air broadcast channels alongside over-the-top (OTT) streaming channels.
In the News / VIZIO adds Amazon Video to its new VIZIO SmartCast TV platform
« Last post by DCI forum on Sat August 12, 2017, 08:04:08 AM »
VIZIO adds Amazon Video to its new VIZIO SmartCast TV platform. SmartCast TV users can now conveniently access content from Amazon Video, along with other favorite apps such as Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO1, right on the big screen with just a tap of the remote. SmartCast TV is rolling out now to all 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays. The update will begin rolling out to additional series such as 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Displays later this summer.

Amazon Video allows consumers to buy or rent thousands of movies including popular licensed content. Users can also opt to join Prime Video which grants unlimited access to thousands of titles including critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies such as Transparent, The Grand Tour and Manchester by the Sea and kids series Tumble Leaf. New Prime customers interested in trying out Prime Video are eligible for one free 30-day trial.

"With the recent launch of SmartCast TV, one of the things we're most excited about is providing consumers with added entertainment options," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Amazon Video brings an array of content options to the screen, all accessible on the traditional remote via the Amazon Video button. We're glad to continue to bring in-demand content and solutions to our customers." 
In the News / Wonder Woman sees 4K consumer release August 29, 4K BD September 19
« Last post by DCI forum on Sat August 12, 2017, 07:48:41 AM »
The Warner Brothers blockbuster based on the Marvel Comics 1970s TV series of the same name, will be released to consumers in 4K as a digital stream/file on the 29th of this month. The people who prefer their media on optical disc, will have to wait another three weeks till September 19th for the US UHD Blu-Ray release.

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The 4K Blu-ray release has the movie as seen in theatres, 4K HDR, plus the standard HD Blu-ray disc. And an UltraViolet license to a digital streaming version. this package retails for $44.95. Warner asks the same sum for a 'Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack', the regular Blu-ray costs $35.99, and the DVD $28.98.

The Blu-rays will feature an unreleased bonus-scene, as well as bloopers, with additional directors visions, over those on the DVD, on the 4K disc.

Streaming will be offered through Amazon,Vudu, Google Play,and iTunes.

Wonder Woman reached the $400 million milestone in US Box Office revenue earlier this week.

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