040616predictions.jpgFandango's official press release below:

LOS ANGELES - April 7, 2016 - In its third week of release, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," is sharing the reins with Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" at the top of Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring a powerful 81 and 80 points out of 100 points, respectively.

Among new releases, McCarthy's R-rated comedy is outselling "Tammy," her previous feature with husband-director Ben Falcone, at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. The new first-person-perspective action flick, "Hardcore Henry," is appealing to fans of high-octane entertainment, outselling "Hitman: Agent 47" at the same point in the sales cycle.

"Movie fans in search of a date night or girls' night out are looking forward to Melissa McCarthy's latest outing as ‘The Boss,'" says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis, "while action fans will revisit the big-screen showdown between Batman and Superman in its third weekend or plan to take a wildly innovative ride with ‘Hardcore Henry.'"

About Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment. Fandango is the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 49 million unique visitors per month.*

*According to comScore.

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earlyaprilmidweek.jpgWarner Bros. reports that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice added $2.84 million on Wednesday, off 65 percent from the same day last week. With $270.5 million in the domestic bank through 13 days of release, the superhero showdown is pacing just 3 percent ahead of last year's fellow Good Friday opener Furious 7, and 9 percent behind Iron Man 3.

In second place, Zootopia took in another $1.5 million yesterday, down 48 percent from last week. The latest Disney Animation blockbuster has taken in $280.1 million domestically up to this point as it paces 23 percent ahead of The LEGO Movie.

Meanwhile, God's Not Dead 2 earned $0.52 million in its sixth day of play. It now stands at $9.3 million total. Meet the Blacks grossed $0.27 million yesterday, giving it $5.0 million through six days.

 

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By Daniel Garris

Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $4.09 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth straight day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was up 28 percent over Monday, but still down a very sharp 66 percent from last Tuesday. Yesterday's rebound does suggest that the film (and the marketplace in general) was indeed impacted on Monday by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $267.69 million in eleven days. The film is running a slim 3 percent ahead of the $259.52 million twelve-day take of last year's Furious 7 (which increased 20 percent on its second Tuesday to gross $4.36 million).

Disney's Zootopia held steady in second place with $1.91 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film was up 37 percent from Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday's inflated post-Easter performance. Zootopia has grossed a very impressive $276.67 million through 32 days. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $227.12 million 33-day gross of 2014's The LEGO Movie. Zootopia also passed the $800 million global mark yesterday.

Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 took in $1.23 million to remain in third place. The long-awaited comedy sequel starring and written by Nia Vardalos increased a strong 56 percent over Monday and decreased 45 percent from last Tuesday. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has grossed a very solid $38.59 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $40 million mark on Thursday.

Faith-based films Miracles from Heaven and God's Not Dead 2 claimed fourth and fifth place with respective daily grosses of $0.820 million and $0.724 million. Sony's Miracles from Heaven was up 58 percent over Monday, while God's Not Dead 2 was up a similar 59 percent. Respective total grosses stand at $47.87 million for Miracles from Heaven in 21 days and at a softer than expected $8.80 million for God's Not Dead 2 in five days.

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PRESS RELEASE

Sacramento, Calif. USA - 6 April 2016 - Barco, a leader in visualization technology, was honored at the 2016 Digital Signage Expo with a prestigious Bronze APEX Award in the arts, entertainment and recreation category. The award recognizes the Barco Lobby Experience installed last year for ShowBiz Cinemas at its Baytown Entertainment Center in Texas.
The annual DSE APEX Awards are designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content. The awards have honored hundreds of companies for their innovation throughout the years.

Transforming the cinema entertainment experience
The Barco Lobby Experience at ShowBiz Baytown features Barco's turnkey solution, which transforms theater lobbies into an entertainment experience that captivates, informs and engages movie patrons while providing opportunities for revenue enhancement. Barco is providing complete content creation and management services as well as all hardware (displays, screens, media servers) and the X2O real-time visual communications platform to drive the theater's animated box office and concession boards, movie posters, and dynamic trailer presentations, called Lobby Domination.

"We are honored to receive the APEX award, which represents our commitment to innovation in cinema entertainment," comments Greg Patrick, Vice President Digital Cinema for Lobby at Barco. "Our Lobby solution not only brings a uniquely entertaining component to ShowBiz's overall cinema offering, but also provides additional ticket sales opportunities to drive revenues."

"We are thrilled to see Barco win an award for their Lobby Experience solution, which our customers are enjoying immensely as a novel and captivating addition to their moviegoing experience, " comments Kevin Mitchell, CEO of ShowBiz Cinemas. "The addition of our upscale bowling features, combined with Barco's Lobby Domination, is producing great results, and we truly believe in its ability to significantly differentiate us from our competitors."

Recognized among the industry's best
DSE's APEX Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by 13 industry experts and journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. This year's APEX Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of 13 industry experts and journalists from a field of 155 entrants from 11 countries vying in 9 major digital signage categories.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks.

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