New dimensions for 3-D cinema in 2008

Paramount's success with "Beowulf" in November shows that movies in 3-D have the potential to "rejuvenate the cinemagoing experience," according to wide-ranging predictions from Screen Digest released Monday.

An increase in the global 3-D screen count and more high-profile titles on the way -- including U2's concert film "U2 3D?" New Line's "Journey 3-D" and Disney's animated "Bolt" -- would lead to a major uptick in theatrical business, Screen Digest film and cinema analyst Charlotte Jones said.

"Our research has shown that 3-D films can earn up to three times more revenue per screen, as filmgoers continue to demonstrate a strong preference for the 3-D screenings and are happy to pay more for the superior, immersive experience," she said.

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Account deleted3834d ago

well it seems screen digest has got right this time, the bigger the push towards 3d cinema the bigger the push towards 3d gaming

travelguy2k3832d ago

Is it possible for them to put 3d material on a blue ray? or is the actual screen itself special?