Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Quarterly Financial Information (Unaudited) (Details)

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Quarterly Financial Information (Unaudited) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Sep. 30, 2011
Jun. 30, 2011
Mar. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Sep. 30, 2010
Jun. 30, 2010
Mar. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Selected Quarterly Financial Information [Abstract]                      
Revenues $ 535,871 $ 640,013 $ 620,593 $ 483,136 $ 524,909 $ 560,235 $ 539,369 $ 516,631 $ 2,279,613 $ 2,141,144 $ 1,976,500
Operating income 61,467 101,310 97,001 48,756 67,591 73,788 79,697 71,793 308,534 292,869 250,474
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 18,263 $ 46,920 $ 40,411 $ 24,963 $ 38,013 $ 33,332 $ 39,682 $ 35,093 $ 130,557 $ 146,120 $ 97,108
Earnings per share attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc.'s common stockholders:                      
Basic $ 0.16 $ 0.41 $ 0.35 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 0.29 $ 0.35 $ 0.32 $ 1.14 $ 1.30 $ 0.89
Diluted $ 0.16 $ 0.41 $ 0.35 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 0.29 $ 0.35 $ 0.31 $ 1.14 $ 1.29 $ 0.87