Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Company's Ownership Interest in its Subsidiaries (Detail)

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Company's Ownership Interest in its Subsidiaries (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Sep. 30, 2012
Jun. 30, 2012
Mar. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Sep. 30, 2011
Jun. 30, 2011
Mar. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2011
Additional Paid-in Capital
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional Paid-in Capital
Jun. 30, 2010
Additional Paid-in Capital
Colombian Partners
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional Paid-in Capital
Colombian Partners
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional Paid-in Capital
Cinemark Panama
May 31, 2011
Additional Paid-in Capital
Subsidiaries
Dec. 31, 2011
Additional Paid-in Capital
Subsidiaries
Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                                    
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 27,822 $ 47,385 $ 51,638 $ 42,104 $ 18,263 $ 46,920 $ 40,411 $ 24,963 $ 168,949 $ 130,557 $ 146,120              
Increase in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. common stock and additional paid-in-capital for the Colombia Share Exchange (see Note 9)                           6,951 6,951      
Decrease in additional paid-in-capital                   (1,443) (888) (1,402) (390)     (390) (1,402) (1,402)
Net transfers from non-controlling interests                       (1,402) 6,561          
Change from net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and transfers from noncontrolling interests                 $ 168,949 $ 129,155 $ 152,681