Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Impact of Changes in Company's Ownership Interest in Subsidiary (Detail)

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Summary of Impact of Changes in Company's Ownership Interest in Subsidiary (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Sep. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                      
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 95,074 $ 38,139 $ 51,239 $ 79,728 $ 77,005 $ 65,655 $ 53,906 $ 58,525 $ 264,180 $ 255,091 $ 216,869
Net transfers from non-controlling interests                 0 (27) 0
Change from net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and transfers from noncontrolling interests                 264,180 255,064 216,869
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Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                      
Decrease in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. additional paid-in-capital for the buyout of Flix Impirica non-controlling interest                 $ 0 $ (27) $ 0