Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas (MAF LEC) was announced as Warner Bros. Pictures’ new distribution partner for the Middle East, starting with the screening of The Suicide Squad released on August 5.
The Emirati holding company operates 615 screens across eight markets in the Middle East while also operating a sizeable regional film distribution business.
“Warner Bros. Pictures is one of the world’s leading film studios and Majid Al Futtaim is incredibly proud to be bringing Warner Bros.’ impressive slate of new theatrical releases to big screens across the Middle East. This is an exciting new chapter for us and underscores our commitment to provide movie lovers across the region with the ultimate entertainment experience and highly-anticipated movies from the world’s best storytellers. I have no doubt that the world-class pipeline of Warner Bros. films combined with our in-depth market knowledge and experience will drive long-term box-office growth,” said the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas, Ignace Lahoud, on the partnership.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Suicide Squad was released in IMAX and other formats at VOX Cinemas and movie theatres across the Middle East on August 5. The superhero action-adventure from writer/director James Gunn features a collection of the most adored villains in the DC lineup.