Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Goodwill (Detail)

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Summary of Goodwill (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Beginning Balance $ 1,288,090us-gaap_Goodwill [1] $ 1,150,811us-gaap_Goodwill [1]
Acquisition of U.S. theatres 6,085us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod 203,827us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod
Foreign currency translation adjustments (17,900)us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments (22,590)us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments
Ending Balance 1,277,383us-gaap_Goodwill [1] 1,288,090us-gaap_Goodwill [1]
Other acquisitions 1,108us-gaap_GoodwillOtherChanges  
U.S. Theatre    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Disposition of theatres in U.S. and Mexico   (10,353)us-gaap_GoodwillWrittenOffRelatedToSaleOfBusinessUnit
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= cnk_UsTheatreMember
Mexico Theatre    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Disposition of theatres in U.S. and Mexico   (33,605)us-gaap_GoodwillWrittenOffRelatedToSaleOfBusinessUnit
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= cnk_MexicoTheatreMember
U.S. Operating Segment    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Beginning Balance 1,150,471us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
[1] 956,997us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
[1]
Acquisition of U.S. theatres 6,085us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
203,827us-gaap_GoodwillAcquiredDuringPeriod
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
Ending Balance 1,156,556us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
[1] 1,150,471us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
[1]
U.S. Operating Segment | U.S. Theatre    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Disposition of theatres in U.S. and Mexico   (10,353)us-gaap_GoodwillWrittenOffRelatedToSaleOfBusinessUnit
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= cnk_UsTheatreMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
International Operating Segment    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Beginning Balance 137,619us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
[1] 193,814us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
[1]
Foreign currency translation adjustments (17,900)us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
(22,590)us-gaap_GoodwillTranslationAdjustments
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
Ending Balance 120,827us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
[1] 137,619us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
[1]
Other acquisitions 1,108us-gaap_GoodwillOtherChanges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
 
International Operating Segment | Mexico Theatre    
Goodwill [Line Items]    
Disposition of theatres in U.S. and Mexico   $ (33,605)us-gaap_GoodwillWrittenOffRelatedToSaleOfBusinessUnit
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= cnk_MexicoTheatreMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
[1] Balances are presented net of accumulated impairment losses of $214,031 for the U.S. operating segment and $27,622 for the international operating segment.