Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Foreign Currency Translation (Details)

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Foreign Currency Translation (Details)
12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2010
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2009
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Brazilian Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Brazilian Subsidiaries [Member]
BRL
Dec. 31, 2010
Brazilian Subsidiaries [Member]
BRL
Dec. 31, 2011
Mexican Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Mexican Subsidiaries [Member]
MXN
Dec. 31, 2010
Mexican Subsidiaries [Member]
MXN
Dec. 31, 2011
Chilean Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Chilean Subsidiaries [Member]
CLP
May 31, 2011
Chilean Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2010
Chilean Subsidiaries [Member]
CLP
Dec. 31, 2011
Other Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
May 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Argentinean Subsidiaries [Member]
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2011
Argentinean Subsidiaries [Member]
ARS
Dec. 31, 2010
Argentinean Subsidiaries [Member]
ARS
Foreign Currency Translation (Textual) [Abstract]                                    
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) $ (23,682,000) $ 28,181,000                         $ 485,000      
Cumulative foreign currency adjustments (11,325,000) 34,248,000                                
Currency exchange rate with US Dollar         1.87 1.67   14.00 12.39   520.70   473.20       4.31 3.98
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment (46,280,000) 19,432,000 56,973,000 (28,000,000)     (11,818,000)     (3,324,000)       1,280,000   (4,196,000)    
Total assets of the company's subsidiaries 3,522,408,000 3,421,478,000   327,679,000     121,935,000     40,084,000           128,524,000    
Company's ownership in its Chilean subsidiary, before share exchange                       97.40%            
Company's ownership in its Chilean subsidiary, after share exchange                       100.00%            
Accumulated other comprehensive loss previously allocated to noncontrolling interest                       $ 485,000