CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading cinema technology company, has announced that 4DX reached a record 2.7 million moviegoers in August. This number of audience is the highest ever recorded for the month of August. It is also the highest record for the past four consecutive months.4DX top three releases in August are Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawThe Lion King and Aladdin. Other than Hollywood blockbusters, The Bravest and One Piece: Stampede also performed well in China and Japan.

Most of all, 4DX’s growth in August has been driven in Europe. In particular, audience numbers increased by 136% in Belgium, 144% in Netherlands, and 224% in Austria, contributing to the main success in Europe, joining France and United Kingdom and as major 4DX markets in Europe. In addition, the United States has set the record for the highest monthly audience for the past five consecutive months. The audience figures in Australia and India also increased by 375%, 89% compared to August last year.

The largest share of the 4DX global audience in August was 27.7% in China, while the Europe with high audience growth rate was 22.6%, followed by Japan (13.1%), Korea (13.0%), and Mexico (4.3%).

Thanks to continuous growth, six 4DX auditoriums were opened in Canada, United Kingdom, China, Nigeria and Mongolia, and one additional 4DX with ScreenX auditorium was also opened at CGV in China in August.

4DX’s advanced theater technology enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, transcending the traditional cinema experience through special effects including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubble, vibration, and scents. The result is one of the most innovative cinema formats in the industry, drawing fans into the action on the big screen.

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.