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Income Taxes - Additional Information (Detail)

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Income Taxes - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Income Taxes [Line Items]    
Undistributed foreign earnings $ 331,000us-gaap_UndistributedEarningsOfForeignSubsidiaries  
Gross unrecognized tax benefits, including interest and penalties 15,693us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestExpense 20,130us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestExpense
Unrecognized tax benefit that if recognized would impact effective tax rate 15,693cnk_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitThatIfRecognizedWouldImpactEffectiveTaxRate 17,909cnk_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitThatIfRecognizedWouldImpactEffectiveTaxRate
Accrued for interest and penalties $ 2,500us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestAccrued $ 4,671us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestAccrued
Foreign | Minimum    
Income Taxes [Line Items]    
Tax credit carryforwards expiring year 2015  
State | Minimum    
Income Taxes [Line Items]    
Net operating losses carried forward expiring period 5 years  
State | Maximum    
Income Taxes [Line Items]    
Net operating losses carried forward expiring period 20 years  
Net operating losses carried forward expiring year 2030