Market Overview

Second Quarter 2018 Domestic Industry Box Office is the Largest Box Office Quarter in Cinema History


April, May, June gross revenues set an all-time quarterly domestic
industry box office record of an estimated $3.33 billion

Domestic box office sets new record for the month of April of $1.02
billion, and sets new record for the month of June at estimated $1.27

Second quarter domestic industry box office up approximately 22.7%
year over year

Year-to-date, the 2018 domestic box office is up approximately
9.6% vs. last year, and 2018 is the fastest year to $6 billion in history

"Let's all go to the movies" rang through the second quarter of 2018,
with April, May and June recording the highest box office grossing
calendar quarter of all time. AMC Theatres® (NYSE:AMC) ("AMC"), the
largest movie theatre chain in the United States, commented today on
this notable achievement, due to the collective efforts of movie makers
and theatre operators.

"There can be no doubt now that when Hollywood makes appealing movies,
Americans flock to movie theatres in huge numbers. The record-setting
quarter we just completed was the biggest in cinema history," said Adam
Aron, CEO and President, AMC Theatres. "We salute the magnificent job
being done by our studio partners in creating the fabulous content that
we in turn are putting on our screens. Success here is also the result
of the continued dedication of exhibitors, led by AMC, to provide the
very best movie-going amenities to our guests. Cutting-edge marketing
programs are also key drivers for increased movie going, including our
AMC Stubs loyalty program and the new AMC Stubs A-List."

The record-setting second quarter was not only the largest second
quarter of all time, but with an estimated $3.33 billion, it was also
the largest of any individual quarter in box office history, blowing by
the previous record of $3.09 billion set in the second quarter of
2015. Final industry box office numbers for the second quarter and month
of June will be available later this week.

Looking at the strength across and within the quarter, a record June
finished an estimated 20.1% ahead of last year with an estimated record
$1.27 billion, May finished 24% ahead of last year, and a record April
finished 26% ahead of last year.

June 2018 represents the fifth time in the past 10 months that the
Hollywood domestic box office has set a record. September, December,
February, April and June each set a record best for those respective

Through the first half of 2018, the box office is up an estimated
9.6% versus the first six months in 2017, and 2018 is the fastest year
in history to eclipse the $6 billion total box office mark.

The summer of great titles continues in July. THE FIRST PURGE opens July
4; ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens this Friday, July 6 (with showtimes
beginning Thursday evening); HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION and
AGAIN! open July 20; and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT opens July 27.

With so many great movies coming soon, now is the perfect time for
guests to sign up for AMC Stubs A-List. Through AMC Stubs A-List,
members can enjoy all available showtimes up to three times per week, at
all AMC theatre locations in the United States, in all of AMC's normal
and premium formats, including IMAX at AMC, Dolby Cinema at AMC, RealD
3D, Prime at AMC and BigD. AMC Stubs A-List can be used at the spur of
the moment or also can make planning ahead days or weeks in advance
possible, as securing tickets is made easy via the reservations
capabilities on the
web site, or on the AMC Theatres smartphone app or at the box offices of
AMC Theatres. AMC Stubs A-List members pay only $19.95 per month (plus

For information about AMC Stubs A-List and to sign up, guests can
inquire at their local AMC, or at AMC's web site,
or on AMC's iOS and Android smartphone apps after downloading or
updating them with the latest app release.

About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., in Europe and
throughout the world with more than 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens
across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition
industry by: deploying its Signature power-recliner seats; delivering
enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement
through its loyalty program, web site and smartphone apps; offering
premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content
including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC
operates among the most productive theatres in the United States' top
markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 22 of the 25
largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including the top three
markets (NY, LA, Chicago). Through its Odeon subsidiary AMC operates in
14 European countries and is the #1 theatre chain in Estonia, Finland,
Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK & Ireland. In a
joint partnership with The Development and Investment Entertainment
Company, a subsidiary of The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, AMC
also operates AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For more
information, visit

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