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  • The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

    By Danny Vena - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: IMAX, SNE, TWX, FOX, DIS

    Let’s get right to it: comic book movies have become big business and can hand investors huge profits.

    Anyone watching movies over the last decade can’t help but notice the plethora of comic book fare pervading the box office. Historically, the occasional comic book movie was produced with little regard for the source material. However, as a generation of comic book aficionados came of age, a paradigm shift more »

  • Three Companies Set to Profit From Three Avatar Sequels

    By Chris Katje - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: IMAX, MAT, NWSA

    Stop me if you have heard this one before, movie sequels equal big bucks for studios and parties involved. This theory normally proved true as sequels come with high anticipation and a built in audience. With that being said, how high will expectations be for the three announced sequels to the highest grossing film of all time?

    Back in December of 2009, James Cameron finally released his masterpiece “Avatar.” The more »

  • Do These Media Technology Stocks Offer Opportunities?

    By Damian Illia - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, IMAX, SIRI

    As technology offers consumers new forms of entertainment, it also creates new opportunities for business.  Yet, technology moves fast, and golden opportunities can quickly turn obsolete if firms don’t catch up. Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) are three companies that made a fortune out of applying new technologies in the shifting media field and now face different growth prospects. Let’s more »

  • IMAX: Strong Growth Momentum

    By Rashmi Singh - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC

    A report on the global entertainment and media, or E&M, industry outlook prepared by advisory firm PWC pegs the global E&M market to generate revenue in excess of $2 trillion by 2017. With the global demand for the filmed entertainment sector set to grow exponentially and breach the $106 billion revenue mark by 2017, immense opportunities are on the horizon for IMAX (NYSE: IMAX), whose patented theater hardware more »

  • Is Steven Spielberg Right About an Imminent Movie Industry Meltdown?

    By Leo Sun - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: IMAX, TWX, DIS

    When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talk about movies, the entire world listens. After all, these two directors defined the movie industry for more than three decades, giving us such timeless classics as Indiana Jones, Star Wars, E.T. and Jurassic Park. Yet Spielberg now believes that the entire industry is headed toward a major “meltdown,” and that the current streak of bigger, louder and more expensive Hollywood blockbusters is more »

  • Three Ways to Play China’s Huge Box Office Potential

    By Chris Katje - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BONA, IMAX, DIS

    The most populous country on Earth has become a huge potential for movie companies around the world. The country’s movie industry is growing and continues to post large box office numbers from domestic and international movies. In the first half of 2013, China posted total box office revenue of $1.79 billion. This is a huge increase of 36% over the first half of 2012.

    Analysts are drooling over more »

  • Beat The Heat This Summer With These Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, FUN, IMAX

    As the Fourth of July comes and goes, we’re now officially entering the dog days of summer. Scorching heat waves can make the summer months difficult, but as investors, we’re also presented with opportunity.

    The temperature will hit triple digits in many parts of the country, and as a result millions of people across the nation will look for ways to beat the heat. Here’s three companies more »

  • Add Some Entertainment to Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Joseph Harry - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, IMAX, RGC

    Looking to add some fun and entertainment into your portfolio? Maybe owning a movie theater would help. Movie-makers are betting big this year to attract the crowds, with 50% more big blockbusters coming out this summer. Twenty-two big-budget movies are scheduled to come out, in fact. The Wall Street Journal thinks that there may even be a "glut this summer" in blockbusters. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment more »

  • The Canadian Stock Investors Need to Keep an Eye On

    By Ashit Gulati - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC

    Editor's Note: This article has been amended to remove a section that was both incorrect and outdated. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    Motion pictures are a big business and Hollywood alone clocks an average annual turnover of $11 billion. IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) was quick to recognize the potential in the business and brought in a technology which truly revolutionized the entire movie experience.

    The IMAX system has its more »

  • Which Cinema Stock Will Give You Max Returns?

    By Ben Popkin - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CKEC, CNK, IMAX, RGC

    Going to see a movie used to be a good evening out with the family or a date, but now, people seem to be spending more time at home enjoying their personal entertainment systems. Since peaking in 2002, domestic theater attendance has dropped from 1.58 billion tickets sold to a projected 1.27 billion tickets to be sold in 2013. With Americans staying in to watch TV, what can more »

  • 3 Entertainment Stocks to Include in Your Portfolio

    By Damian Illia - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSK, IMAX, LGF

    The entertainment business provides plenty of growth opportunities for those smart and capable enough to seize them. Historically dominated by major players like Twentieth Century Fox, News Corp., Walt Disney and Warner Bros., this segment is all about being big and playing big: big budgets, big films, big screens, and big cable networks.

    In this article, I will look at three large companies within this segment that operate in different more »

  • More Risks for Regal to Reckon With

    By Brian Hill - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CKEC, CNK, IMAX, RGC

    With nearly 7,000 screens and more than 500 theater locations, Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the nation’s largest developer and operator of multi-screen theaters. 

    In its recently filed 10-K, they present a variety of risks the company faces, including the growing competition from video-on-demand and other home entertainment platforms,  which I analyzed in my previous post “Regarding the Risks of Being Regal”.

    But wait … there are even more »

  • Gambling on an Investment or Investing in a Gamble

    By David Sluss - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, IMAX

    I prefer to ride the rollercoaster up, down, and sideways with a stock like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) than making an educated guess on the spread of the next football game, buying Powerball tickets every week, or even taking a trip to Vegas. If you are reading this, then we likely share this preference in common. This article compares the advantages/disadvantages (especially those related to taxation) of high-risk more »

  • Expansion to Fuel IMAX’s Growth

    By Shas Dey - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC

    IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has signed an agreement with Chinese Theaters LLC to add an IMAX theater to the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This news brings the first IMAX Theater in Hollywood. The theater will be IMAX’s largest in the world in terms of seating capacity. IMAX also plans to add eight theaters throughout Indonesia. Clearly, the company is in expansion mode. IMAX stock has recently touched more »

  • Expansion to Fuel IMAX’s Growth

    By Shas Dey - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC

    IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has signed an agreement with Chinese Theaters LLC to add an IMAX theater to the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This news brings the first IMAX Theater in Hollywood. The theater will be IMAX’s largest in the world in terms of seating capacity. IMAX also plans to add eight theaters throughout Indonesia. Clearly, the company is in expansion mode. IMAX stock has recently touched more »

  • Expansion to Fuel IMAX’s Growth

    By Shas Dey - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC

    IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has signed an agreement with Chinese Theaters LLC to add an IMAX theater to the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This news brings the first IMAX Theater in Hollywood. This Theater is going to be IMAX’s largest Theater in the world in terms of seating capacity. IMAX also plans to add eight Theaters throughout Indonesia. Clearly, IMAX is in an expansion mood. IMAX’s more »

  • Invest in These Movie Stocks Before Blockbuster 2015

    By Chris Katje - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CNK, IMAX, RGC, TWX, DIS

    The year 2015 is already shaping up to be the best the movie industry has seen in quite some time. New movies being released in the year 2015 include "The Avengers 2," "Star Wars VII," "Justice League," "Mockingjay: Part 2," and "Avatar 2." This huge potential for movie companies and movie theaters should create several key buying opportunities for investors willing to sit on stocks for long term gains.

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  • High Demand For 3D in 2013

    By Nadine Gibson - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: IMAX, RLD

    Editor's Note: This version has been corrected to reflect the correct amount of countries ReadD is in and the amount of films slated for their fiscal year.

    After undeniable successes of 3D films such as Avatar and the Hobbit in the box office and Life of Pie and Hugo in the Academy Awards, it looks like 3D is here to stay. Let's examine the prospects of two companies more »

  • The Jedi Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: HPQ, IMAX, ISRG, MAKO, DIS

    Although I am unaware of the Galactic Republic having a Kenobi Skywalker Industrial Average, wouldn't it be cool if you could invest like a Jedi?  Well, here's a couple of Jedi-like investments that would make even master Yoda proud.

    Holographic Images

    One of the most memorable scenes from the original trilogy was the holographic image of Princess Leia pleading "help me Obi Wan Kenobi."  The technology to produce more »

  • These Stocks Will Be Blockbusters This Year

    By Madhukar Dubey - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, IMAX, TWX, VIA

    From what I am currently seeing, the summer of 2013 looks like it will be very hot.  No, I'm not talking about a heat wave--I'm talking about all the movie releases planned by the different production houses. Here's a glimpse of the schedule of two of the biggest film-producing companies in the coming months.

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    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX)

     

    The Hangover Part III

    May more »

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