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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Certain of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail)

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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Certain of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) $ (68,997)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax $ (47,699)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax $ (20,232)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
Brazil      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Exchange Rate 2.69us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
2.36us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
2.05us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (30,723)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
(34,451)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
(21,690)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_BR
Argentina      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Exchange Rate 8.55us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
6.52us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
4.91us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (20,197)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
(24,845)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
(12,926)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_AR
Colombia      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Exchange Rate 2,392.46us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
1,926.83us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
1,768.23us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (7,632)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
(2,969)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
2,790us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CO
Peru      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Exchange Rate 3.05us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
2.84us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
2.56us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (2,785)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
(3,685)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
2,021us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_PE
All Other      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (2,066)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_OtherForeignCountriesMember
(185)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_OtherForeignCountriesMember
6,842us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_OtherForeignCountriesMember
Mexico      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Impact of sale of Mexican subsidiaries on other comprehensive income loss   22,088cnk_ImpactOfSaleOfSubsidiariesOnOtherComprehensiveIncomeLoss
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_MX
 
Sale of Mexico subsidiary      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) (68,983)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_InternationalSubsidiariesMember
(47,617)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_InternationalSubsidiariesMember
(20,005)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= cnk_InternationalSubsidiariesMember
Chile      
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]      
Exchange Rate 606.20us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL
525.50us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL
479.80us-gaap_ForeignCurrencyExchangeRateTranslation1
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) $ (5,580)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL
$ (3,570)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL
$ 2,958us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossForeignCurrencyTransactionAndTranslationAdjustmentNetOfTax
/ us-gaap_StatementGeographicalAxis
= country_CL