IMAX Extends Multi-Picture Deal With Warner Bros. Through 2020

The agreement also encompasses a number of upcoming DC tentpoles, as well as future LEGO movies

Last Updated: April 20, 2015 @ 8:38 AM

IMAX Corporation has agreed to release up to 30 Warner Bros. movies through 2020 as a continuation of a longstanding partnership, the companies announced on Monday.

Tentpoles hitting IMAX theaters include “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,”  “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Jungle Book: Origins” and “Godzilla 2.”

The deal also encompasses a number of upcoming DC tentpoles, as well as future LEGO movies, including “The LEGO Movie Sequel.”

The announcement follows IMAX renewing its exhibition agreement with Disney through 2017. The deal with the rival studio also includes its biggest tentpoles and superhero properties, including “Ant-Man,” “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”

“We’ve had an incredible partnership with Warner Bros. for more than 10 years, which has helped IMAX filmgoers enjoy Warner movies around the world,” IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond said in a statement. “We’re excited and grateful to extend that partnership.”

Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, added: “IMAX provides an immersive moviegoing experience that is unparalleled.  We have an exciting and extremely diverse slate and look forward to giving audiences the opportunity to see a variety of films on the largest possible canvas.”