Sony Pictures and IMAX Entertainment announced today that the companies have extended their ongoing partnership with a new, multi-picture deal.
The larger IMAX screens will be part of the release strategy for Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” starring Tom Holland, set for a July 5, 2019 release, the upcoming “Men in Black” spinoff out on June 14, 2019 and the sequel to the 2017 film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” out on Dec. 13, 2019.
The Sony films will also be digitally remastered for picture and sound and released in IMAX’s widescreen format worldwide, and Sony can now take advantage of filming in IMAX cameras and utilizing their massive aspect ratio.
Sony is coming off a record-breaking month for their release of “Venom,” the Spider-Man superhero spinoff film, which performed well on IMAX screens to the tune of $15.4 million as part of its $204 million worldwide opening. The film had the best October opening ever, earning $80 million in its opening weekend.
The deal continues IMAX’s strong relationship with Marvel. The first Marvel film to be shown on IMAX screens was 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” and this year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” was the first from the studio to be shot entirely on IMAX cameras.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report this news.
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