Originally posted on Variety:
The TCL Chinese Theater was just one home to the “Wizard of Oz” Imax re-release this weekend — but there was no other place quite like it.
The newly remodeled historic Hollywood movie palace scored a whopping $75,000 for “Oz,” which, in total, grossed $3 million and landed in the domestic top ten — a first-time achievement for an Imax-only release.
“Wizard of Oz” was digitally remastered and converted to 3D in time to commemorate the film’s 75th anniversary.
The Chinese gross for “Oz” marks the highest of any film this weekend for a single theater, though higher-priced Imax tickets certainly goosed grosses, as well as anticipation for the renovated theater, which now is the largest Imax theater in the world.
Saw The Wizard of Oz in 3D IMAX at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the same place it played…
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