AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. announced on Monday that it had experienced its busiest weekend since 2019, thanks to the highly anticipated releases of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer.” From Thursday to Sunday, over 7.8 million moviegoers worldwide visited AMC theaters, according to a statement released by the company. This record-breaking weekend marks the highest attendance and revenue generated by AMC since 2019.
Within the United States, AMC also achieved a new milestone for post-reopening attendance with a single-day record set on Saturday. This day, which attracted the most moviegoers since July 2019, contributed to another accomplishment for AMC: its second-highest food and beverage sales at U.S. locations.
AMC CEO Adam Aron expressed his gratitude and congratulations to Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan, and Universal Pictures in a statement. He praised their ability to captivate audiences and achieve significant success with their well-made and well-marketed films released on the same weekend. In addition, Aron mentioned the sustained strong performance of “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One” and “Sound of Freedom.”
Following Friday’s unexpected court setback for AMC’s stock-conversion plan, the company experienced a surge in premarket trades with its stock soaring by 35.7% on Monday.
AMC continues to dominate the movie theater industry, attracting massive crowds with its impressive lineup of films and delivering an exceptional moviegoing experience.