Val Morgan expands into NZ Outdoor market, unveils 2015 blockbusters

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Australasian movie marketing group Val Morgan has issued its film release lineup for 2015 – and itsplans to expand the company into the NZ digital OOH market.

Sydney-based Val Morgan managing director Daniel Hill says a review of business growth in the cinema division plus Val Morgan’s international expertise led the decision to expand into Outdoor in NZ. He was speaking on Friday at the Val Morgan NZ Upfront movie launch programme for 2015 – but gave no other details about the company’s OOH plans in NZ.

He said an “unprecedented film release line up is set to propel cinema box office to an all-time high in 2015”.

The slate of cinema releases ahead includes Star Wars: Episode VII, Bond 24, The Hunger Games:

Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast & Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, The Minions, Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Mission Impossible 5 alongside many others.

Val Morgan Cinema Network sales director Suzie Lamborn, hailed 2015 as the year of the franchise with an unparalleled number of major franchise blockbuster titles scheduled for release across the year, setting up 2015 to be the biggest year for cinema in history.

“Combined with the high profile release lineup, Val Morgan will be offering roadblock opportunities to brands delivering an average weekly cinema audience of a third of million people across New Zealand,” she said.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2

November 2014 & November 2015
Forecast audience: 600,000
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman & Woody Harrelson

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies 3D

December 2014
Forecast audience: 730,000
Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett & Luke Evans

Fifty Shades of Grey

February 2015
Forecast audience: 250,000+
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan & Aaron Taylor- Johnson

Furious 7

Arpil 2015
Forecast audience: 330.000+
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
& Jason Statham

Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D

April 2015
Forecast audience: 680,000+
Stars: Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson

Mad Max: Fury Road 3D

May 2015
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicolas Hoult

Jurassic World 3D

June 2015
Forecast audience: 320,000+

Minions 3D

June 2015
Forecast audience: 500,000+
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm & Steve Carell

Bond 24

November 2015
Forecast audience: 480,000+
Stars: Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Ben Whishaw

Star Wars: Episode VII 3D

December 2015
Forecast audience: 500,000+
Stars: Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher & Lupita Nyong’o

Penguins of Madagascar 3D

January 2015
Stars:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Miller & Ken Jeong

Kingsman: The Secret Service

February 2015
Stars: Colin Firth, Michael Caine & Samuel L Jackson


January 2015
Stars: Jai Courtney, Jack O’Connell & Domhnall Gleeson (directed by Angelina Jolie and shot in Australia)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 2015
Stars: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere & Judi Dench

Cinderella 3D

March 2015

Stars: Cate Blanchett & Helena Bonham Carter


June 2015
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly & Kevin Dillon

Inside Out 3D

June 2015
Stars Amy Poehler, Kindy Kaling & Bill Hader

Terminator: Genisys

June 2015

Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke & Jai Courtney

Ted 2

July 2015
Stars Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, Amanda Seyfried & Morgan Freeman


July 2015
Stars Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried & Rooney Mara

Magic Mike XXL

July 2015
Stars Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer & Jada Pinkett Smith

Ant-Man 3D

July 2015
Stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly & Patrick Wilson

The Man from U.N.C.L.E

August 2015
Stars Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant & Armie Hammer

Kung Fu Panda 3 3D

December 2015
Stars Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie & Dustin Hoffman

The Fantastic Four 3D

August 2015
Stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell & Michael B. Jordan

Mission: Impossible 5

December 2015
Stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg & Jeremy Renner

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