April 29, 2019 / 4:47 PM / 3 months ago

BUZZ-Theater stocks climb after "Avengers: Endgame" smashes records

** Shares of movie theater operators Imax and AMC Entertainment climbing on Mon after Walt Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” movie smashed opening weekend records

** Global ticket sales for “Avengers: Endgame” hit $1.2 bln and crushed records in dozens of countries, with U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the opening weekend reaching $350 mln

** AMC last up 1.4% after gaining nearly 4% earlier in the session. Co said Sat broke single-day U.S. attendance record

** IMAX up 1.7% after it said Avengers movie set a new IMAX all-time worldwide opening weekend record, generating $91.5 mln

** DIS unchanged at mid-day after rallying 21% since Apr 11, when it priced its priced its highly anticipated streaming video service below Netflix in an aggressive move to challenge the dominant streaming service

** NFLX on Mon down 0.6%

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