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CinemaCon 2015: Head of theater owner association predicts record box-office year
CinemaCon 2015: Head of theater owner association predicts record box-office year

John Fithian, president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, predicted that the motion-picture theater industry would grow to new heights in 2015, setting records at the box office. "We are going to have a record-breaking year both domestically and globally at the box office," Fithian to a crowd of theater owners at the fifth-annual CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas. Fithian said at least four movies will cross the $1 billion threshold in global ticket sales in 2015. "That has never happened before," Fithian said during a state-of-the-industry speech at Caesars Palace. One movie, Universal's hit franchise "Furious 7," has already crossed that...

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