Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Breakdown of Selected Financial Information by Geographic Area (Detail)

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Breakdown of Selected Financial Information by Geographic Area (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 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
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues $ 611,534 $ 633,573 $ 649,606 $ 578,818 $ 535,871 $ 640,013 $ 620,593 $ 483,136 $ 2,473,531 $ 2,279,613 $ 2,141,144
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,304,958       1,238,850       1,304,958 1,238,850  
U.S.
                     
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 1,706,511 1,593,667 1,584,281
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 940,922       934,279       940,922 934,279  
Brazil
                     
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 328,136 358,820 315,884
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 190,990       149,294       190,990 149,294  
Other international countries
                     
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 449,527 337,299 248,356
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 173,046       155,277       173,046 155,277  
Eliminations
                     
Revenues from External Customers and Long-Lived Assets [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ (10,643) $ (10,173) $ (7,377)