Richard Gelfond

15 years ago Richard Gelfond and his business partner purchased IMAX with a vision to transform the company from a museum and tourist destination mainstay into a commercial entertainment leader with a network of theaters capable of showing Hollywood blockbusters. Since then, the IMAX theater network has grown to nearly 400 locations in 44 countries and IMAX is recognized as a top entertainment technology brand that continues to deliver box office growth for its studio and exhibitor partners and delivers a premium cinematic experience for moviegoers around the world. Recent Hollywood titles converted into IMAX have included: The Dark Knight, Star Trek, Monsters vs. Aliens, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Typically IMAX accounts for 8-10% of the overall box office box office gross on just 1-2% of the total number of screens.