WASHINGTON (May 8, 2013)—“Flying Monsters 3D,” a state-of-the-art adventure film made for museum and science center theaters, surpassed $10 million in total worldwide gross box office, National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) has announced. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions in association with Sky 3D, the film was written and narrated by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. “Flying Monsters 3D” has been shown in more than 84 theaters worldwide on 3D digital, flat and dome giant screens, immersing audiences into a prehistoric world to witness the story of pterosaurs, a mysterious group of winged vertebrates that ruled the skies while dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Applying the same state-of-the-art 3D CGI technology used in “Avatar,” “Flying Monsters” also employs pioneering scientific techniques that reveal new details about pterosaurs. The groundbreaking film has earned a number of accolades, including a 2011 BAFTA Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts; Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival; and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting.
“We are thrilled about the box office performance of ‘Flying Monsters,’” said Mark Katz, president of NGCV Distribution. “We knew it was the perfect film for museum theater audiences, and its popularity and the fact it is still going strong two years after release have proven that.”
“We’re delighted that the quality of ‘Flying Monsters’ has been recognized by theatres and audiences around the world, and we look forward to being able to reach families through the film for many years to come,” said Anthony Geffen, CEO & creative director of Atlantic Productions.
“Flying Monsters 3D” is currently playing in the following theaters around the world:
- Connecticut Science Center (Hartford)
- National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.)
- Kansas Cosmosphere (Hutchinson)
- Museum of Science (Boston)
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History (Albuquerque)
- Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston)
- Science North (Ontario, Canada)
- Melbourne Museum (Melbourne, Australia)
- Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (Shanghai, China)
- IMAX Keong Emas (Jakarta, Indonesia)
- Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria (Toluca, Mexico)
- Cosmonova/Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Taipei Astronomical Museum (Taipei, Taiwan)
For more information on “Flying Monsters 3D,” updates on where the film is opening and links to preview the film, visit movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/flying-monsters. To become a fan on Facebook, join facebook.com/natgeomovies. Follow NGCV on Twitter at @natgeomovies.
About National Geographic Cinema Ventures
National Geographic Cinema Ventures is responsible for production and distribution of giant screen, 3-D and specialty films. Over the last decade, NGCV has produced or released a number of successful films, including Oscar-nominated documentaries “Restrepo” and “The Story of the Weeping Camel”; giant-screen award-winning films “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” “U2 3D,” “Mysteries of Egypt” and “Forces of Nature”; and feature-length films “The Last Lions” and “Life in a Day.” Lisa Truitt is president of NGCV, and Mark Katz is president of NGCV distribution. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/movies.
About Atlantic Productions
Atlantic Productions is one of the world’s leading factual production companies whose films have been seen around the world. Atlantic’s award-winning and acclaimed films and series include “The Promised Land” (BBC/Discovery), “The Greeks: Crucible of Civilisation” (BBC/PBS), “Munich: Mossad’s Revenge” (Channel 4/Discovery/La7/FremantleMedia), “Predator X” (History/ZDF/NRK/ BBC Worldwide), “Egypt Unwrapped” (National Geographic Channel/Five/FremantleMedia) and “The Link” (History/BBC/ZDF/NRK). Since it was founded in 1992, Atlantic has sought fresh ways to tell often complex stories, embracing new techniques and technologies and building pioneering cross-platform projects. Atlantic’s theatrical feature documentary “The Wildest Dream,” produced with Altitude Films, was released in 2010 by National Geographic Entertainment and Serengeti Entertainment into theaters and giant-screen theaters around the world. For more information, visit www.atlanticproductions.co.uk.