AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., the second-largest U.S. cinema chain, settled a revenue-sharing dispute with Walt Disney Co. over “Iron Man 3,” leaving two big U.S. chains in a stalemate over the first big summer movie.
Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment, the largest U.S. theater chains, halted advance sales for Walt Disney Co.’s “Iron Man 3” in a revenue-sharing dispute that threatens the start of the summer movie season.
Carmike Cinemas Inc., after more than doubling in price this year, is still the cheapest theater chain in America for rivals looking to acquire more movie screens and boost earnings from popcorn and ticket sales.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., a distributor of small, independent films, is making deals to grant theater chains a share of home-video revenue if they allow movies to be shown earlier on consumers’ TV sets, an approach that may bridge an industry impasse.
Coinstar Inc., owner of the Redbox movie-rental kiosks, named Chief Financial Officer J. Scott Di Valerio to be chief executive officer after the unexpected retirement of Paul Davis. The shares declined.
Coinstar Inc., owner of the Redbox movie-rental kiosks, ended its agreement to buy Warner Bros. titles directly from the studio, rejecting a demand to delay access to DVD and Blu-ray discs for two months.