Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Selected Financial Information by Geographic Area (Detail)

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Selected Financial Information by Geographic Area (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2018
[1]
Jun. 30, 2018
[1]
Mar. 31, 2018
[1]
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues $ 798,476 [1] $ 754,235 $ 889,053 $ 779,971 $ 749,994 $ 710,748 $ 751,195 $ 779,610 $ 3,221,735 [1] $ 2,991,547 $ 2,918,765
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,833,133       1,828,054       1,833,133 1,828,054  
Reportable Geographical Components | U.S.                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 2,551,719 2,236,237 2,230,693
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,479,603       1,439,168       1,479,603 1,439,168  
Reportable Geographical Components | Brazil                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 283,009 341,485 304,407
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 140,570       179,669       140,570 179,669  
Reportable Geographical Components | Other international countries                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 399,769 427,951 397,166
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net $ 212,960       $ 209,217       212,960 209,217  
Eliminations                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ (12,762) $ (14,126) $ (13,501)
[1] See Note 3 for discussion of the adoption of ASC 606 and its impact on the income statement beginning in 2018.