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Reconciliation of Total Amounts of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Excluding Interest and Penalties (Detail)

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Reconciliation of Total Amounts of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Excluding Interest and Penalties (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits [Line Items]      
Beginning Balance $ 18,780us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits $ 33,222us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits $ 18,660us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits
Gross increases - tax positions in prior periods 10us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromPriorPeriodTaxPositions 413us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromPriorPeriodTaxPositions 14,462us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromPriorPeriodTaxPositions
Gross decreases - tax positions in prior periods (2,379)us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromPriorPeriodTaxPositions   (3,321)us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromPriorPeriodTaxPositions
Gross increases - current period tax positions 1,324us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions 1,476us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions 3,672us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions
Gross decreases - current period tax positions 0us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions 0us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions 0us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromCurrentPeriodTaxPositions
Settlements (963)us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromSettlementsWithTaxingAuthorities (15,444)us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsDecreasesResultingFromSettlementsWithTaxingAuthorities  
Foreign currency translation adjustments (257)cnk_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsForeignCurrencyTranslationAdjustments (887)cnk_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsForeignCurrencyTranslationAdjustments (251)cnk_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsForeignCurrencyTranslationAdjustments
Ending Balance $ 16,515us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits $ 18,780us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits $ 33,222us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefits