Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Parent Company Statements of Cash Flows (Detail)

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Condensed Parent Company Statements of Cash Flows (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Operating activities      
Net income $ (192,610)us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss $ (148,470)us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss $ (168,949)us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:      
Share based awards compensation expense 12,818us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation 16,886us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation 15,070us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation
Equity in income of subsidiaries (22,743)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments (22,682)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments (13,109)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
Net cash provided by operating activities 454,634us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities 309,666us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities 395,205us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities
Investing activities      
Net cash provided by investing activities (253,339)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities (364,701)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities (234,311)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities
Financing activities      
Proceeds from stock option exercises 112us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised 57us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised 459us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised
Payroll taxes paid as a result of noncash stock option exercises and restricted stock withholdings (9,861)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation (3,464)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation (3,263)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation
Dividends paid to stockholders (115,625)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock (106,045)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock (96,367)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (146,833)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities (76,184)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities 63,424us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 38,940us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease (142,735)us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease 221,256us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
Cash and cash equivalents:      
Beginning of year 599,929us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 742,664us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 521,408us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
End of year 638,869us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 599,929us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 742,664us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Cinemark Holdings, Inc.      
Operating activities      
Net income 192,610us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss
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148,470us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss
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168,949us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss
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Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:      
Share based awards compensation expense 943us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation
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840us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation
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750us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensation
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Equity in income of subsidiaries (194,381)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
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(149,843)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
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(170,313)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
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Changes in other assets and liabilities 11,196us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInOtherOperatingCapitalNet
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4,301us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInOtherOperatingCapitalNet
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4,448us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInOtherOperatingCapitalNet
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Net cash provided by operating activities 10,368us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities
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3,768us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities
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3,834us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivities
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Investing activities      
Dividends received from subsidiaries 115,000cnk_ProceedsFromDividendsReceivedFromSubsidiaries
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105,150cnk_ProceedsFromDividendsReceivedFromSubsidiaries
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95,750cnk_ProceedsFromDividendsReceivedFromSubsidiaries
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Net cash provided by investing activities 115,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities
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105,150us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities
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95,750us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivities
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Financing activities      
Proceeds from stock option exercises 112us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised
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57us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised
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459us-gaap_ProceedsFromStockOptionsExercised
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Payroll taxes paid as a result of noncash stock option exercises and restricted stock withholdings (9,861)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation
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= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
(3,464)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation
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= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
(3,263)us-gaap_PaymentsRelatedToTaxWithholdingForShareBasedCompensation
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Dividends paid to stockholders (115,625)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock
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(106,045)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock
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(96,367)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDividendsCommonStock
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Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (125,374)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities
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(109,452)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities
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(99,171)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivities
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Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (6)us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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(534)us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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413us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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Cash and cash equivalents:      
Beginning of year 35us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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569us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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156us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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End of year $ 29us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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$ 35us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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$ 569us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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