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Strong 3D Ticket Sales For "The Martian" Account For Approximately 46% Of The Estimated $55 Million Domestic Opening Weekend

RealD 3D Equipped Theaters Generated 42% of the total 3D format, the highest RealD 3D% for any release this year. Strong 3D Resurgence continues into the Fall after a record setting Summer performance

October 4, 2015 11:56 AM EDT

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RealD, Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today that the 20th Century Fox epic space-adventure The Martian generated 46% of its estimated $55M in the 3D format. RealD equipped 3D screens amassed 42% of that total posting the highest RealD 3D percentage of the year. 

The performance of The Martian follows a strong summer season which saw eight 3D releases capture more than 40% of their opening weekend gross in 3D dollars including Jurassic World (48% 3D), Terminator: Genisys (45% 3D), San Andreas (44% 3D) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (42% 3D), among others.

"The Martian is an exceptional film that was brilliantly crafted for the 3D format where the otherworldly spectacle of Mars and outer space is truly amplified and expanded.  Congratulations to our friends at 20th Century Fox, Ridley Scott, and everyone associated with this amazing film," said Anthony Marcoly, President of Worldwide Cinema for RealD. "We could not be more excited for our partners at the studio and in exhibition and we are thrilled to share in this resounding success."

RealD accounted for an estimated $23 million of the weekend's total box office.  RealD 3D equipped PLF auditoriums delivered approximately $4 million of the opening weekend's total.

Upcoming this Fall and into the holiday period, RealD 3D will continue to program a strong slate of motion pictures including The Walk, Pan, The Peanuts Movie, Good Dinosaur, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, among others.

RealD 3D is installed in more than 27,000 auditoriums by approximately 1,200 exhibitors in 72 countries around the world. 

About The MartianDuring a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

About RealD, Inc.RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD is the world's most widely used 3D technology and our extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications and products that enable a premium viewing experience in the theatre, the home and elsewhere.

RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on RealD management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. RealD's annual and quarterly reports include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in forward-looking statements. RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact:Steve Elzer (Elzer & Associates on behalf of RealD)213-607-3591[email protected]

Investor Contact:Andrew Greenebaum/ Laura Bainbridge (Addo Communications for RealD)310-829-5400[email protected]

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SOURCE RealD, Inc.



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