AMC Entertainment beats estimates for quarterly revenue

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The AMC theatre is pictured during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Burbank, California, U.S., June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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May 9 (Reuters) – AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter revenue on Monday, as the release of blockbuster films such as “The Batman” and “Uncharted” drew crowds to movie halls, driving a surge in ticket sales.

Revenue at the company, which became one of the symbols of a meme stock-trading frenzy last year, rose to $785.7 million in the quarter ended March 31, from $148.3 million, a year earlier.

Analysts on average had expected revenue of $743.4 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

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Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva

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