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, 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
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues $ 749,994 $ 710,748 $ 751,195 $ 779,610 $ 700,918 $ 768,574 $ 744,404 $ 704,869 $ 2,991,547 $ 2,918,765 $ 2,852,609
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,828,054       1,704,536       1,828,054 1,704,536  
Reportable Geographical Components | U.S.                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 2,236,237 2,230,693 2,137,733
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,439,168       1,306,643       1,439,168 1,306,643  
Reportable Geographical Components | Brazil                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 341,485 304,407 291,959
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 179,669       197,896       179,669 197,896  
Reportable Geographical Components | Other international countries                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 427,951 397,166 436,776
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net $ 209,217       $ 199,997       209,217 199,997  
Eliminations                      
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ (14,126) $ (13,501) $ (13,859)