Fantastic Fans Propel Megaplex to Number One National Opening for Harry Potter Prequel

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Two Megaplex Theatres Locations Rank in the Top 5; Six Rank in the Top 100 in U.S. for Opening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

SANDY, UT (November 21, 2016) – Utahans enjoyed a magical weekend at the movies as Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons ranked number one in the United States for the opening of the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

“During this Thanksgiving season, we are grateful that more movie fans chose to enjoy the release of a fantastic family film at Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons than any other complex in the U.S.,” said Blake Andersen, President of Megaplex Theatres. “In the tradition of the Larry H. Miller family, we are thrilled that guests continue to choose Megaplex Theatres as a community gathering place for great fun and entertainment.”

Megaplex Theatres has ranked first in the nation for each of the Harry Potter films that have premiered since Jordan Commons first opened in 1999.

“All of us at Warner Bros. want to salute the entire Megaplex team,” said Scott Forman, Warner Bros. Senior Vice President of Domestic Distribution. “Another big opening and another chance for us to celebrate and acknowledge our partners at Megaplex Theatres.”

According to national movie tracking data, Megaplex Theatres at The District in South Jordan ranked number five in the U.S. while the Megaplex Theatres at Geneva, Thanksgiving Point, Gateway, and Legacy Crossing all finished in the top 100.

Dozens of companies and organizations kicked off the holiday season by hosting Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts themed corporate parties, banquets, and special events at multiple Megaplex Theatres locations.

In October, five Megaplex IMAX locations in Utah hosted a Harry Potter special engagement that allowed fans to see as many of the Harry Potter films as they wanted during the week-long engagement.

Utah leads the nation in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts related online Google searches.

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