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    Perfect in Dolby at both the AMC Burbank 16 and Eastridge 15. IMAX laser projection was also excellent at the AMC Metreon.

    Dolby Cinema uses 2 projectors. If it was dim, it’s likely a projection issue. I have received refunds upon contacting AMC’s complaint hotline for subpar screenings, so that’s a route you can take. I echo what Adrian has to say. Dolby Cinema here in California is very impressive.
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

    Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This weekend, "Captain Marvel" earned an additional $69.3 million from North American theaters and $119.7 million internationally, bringing its global grosses to $760 million.

    With Brie Larson in the title role, "Captain Marvel" has already surpassed the lifetime grosses of a slew of superhero films including "Justice League," ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."

    In a very distant second, Paramount's animated family film "Wonder Park" struggled with $16 million against a reported $100 million budget. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for Comscore, said that it's hard to compete with "Captain Marvel," which is playing to all ages and audiences. But the PG-rated pic about a girl who dreams up an amusement park did not score well with critics either — it's currently sitting at a 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

    But it wasn't all bad news for the films in "Captain Marvel's" shadow. The Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson film "Five Feet Apart" opened in third place with $13.2 million in ticket sales, which is nearly double its production budget. The film from Lionsgate and CBS Films is centered on two teens with cystic fibrosis.

    Audiences were overwhelmingly female (82 percent) and young (65 percent under age 25 and 45 percent under 18). That the stars involved, like Sprouse who is in the popular TV show "Riverdale," have a strong fan base and social following motivated young women to turn out to the theaters.
    'Captain Marvel' soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend
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    Maybe in a decade I'll see it for the masterpiece it truly was. But I doubt it lmao.
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    Perfect in Dolby at both the AMC Burbank 16 and Eastridge 15. IMAX laser projection was also excellent at the AMC Metreon.

    Dolby Cinema uses 2 projectors. If it was dim, it’s likely a projection issue. I have received refunds upon contacting AMC’s complaint hotline for subpar screenings, so that’s a route you can take. I echo what Adrian has to say. Dolby Cinema here in California is very impressive.
    Thanks but I think it's a little late for me to be asking for a refund. I'm glad to hear that this was a theater issue actually. Maybe I'll see it again someday the way it was meant to be seen.

    Anyway thanks for the info.
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    I would bet in the cases of dim projection, they are not removing the 3D lens. Very common.
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    by not removing the 3d lens, you are talking about a 50-85% reduction in brightness. It has been a problem at AMC and Regal theaters here in Boston. My friend, a former union projectionist when there was such a thing, says he has had to complain many times about it and gathers that they are sometimes lazy or uninterested in removing the 3D lens for 2D movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sherrick View Post
    I would bet in the cases of dim projection, they are not removing the 3D lens. Very common.
    This is bang on the money. I’ve had this happen as well, and what’s tough is it’s not obvious to the average moviegoer. Discerning patrons will know something’s wrong, but may fall into the trap of thinking, “it’s Dolby Cinema, it’s my eyes that are broken, not the theater”

    I can’t stress enough: to anyone who thinks the projection is bad, raise a stink. You’ll get comp tickets. They want to get you back into the theatre, buy concessions, and forget about the bad experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sherrick View Post
    I would bet in the cases of dim projection, they are not removing the 3D lens. Very common.
    I assume you mean the Z-screen, not the lens itself.....
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    The last thing the distributors and exhibitors need is another issue to deal with. That said, there needs to be some mechanism to penalize exhibitors who can't properly exhibit - it's in the frikkin' job description. If I were Dolby, I'd be apoplectic. Not sure how much they've spent to build a reputation for quality, but threads like this one are the last thing they want to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair S. Paulsen View Post
    The last thing the distributors and exhibitors need is another issue to deal with. That said, there needs to be some mechanism to penalize exhibitors who can't properly exhibit - it's in the frikkin' job description. If I were Dolby, I'd be apoplectic. Not sure how much they've spent to build a reputation for quality, but threads like this one are the last thing they want to see.
    The movie has made over $800 million worldwide. I don't think there's a real problem here.
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