Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Details 1)

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Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Details 1) (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, 2011
Sep. 30, 2011
Jun. 30, 2011
Mar. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Sep. 30, 2010
Jun. 30, 2010
Mar. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Dec. 31, 2011
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Argentina Theatres [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
Argentina Theatres [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
May 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Jun. 30, 2010
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Cinemark Panama [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Summary of the impact of changes in the Company's ownership interest in its subsidiaries on its equity                                            
Net income, Cinemark Holdings, Inc.'s stockholders' equity $ 18,263 $ 46,920 $ 40,411 $ 24,963 $ 38,013 $ 33,332 $ 39,682 $ 35,093 $ 130,557 $ 146,120 $ 97,108                      
Transfers from noncontrolling interests                                            
Increase in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. common stock and additional paid-in-capital for the Colombia Share Exchange (see Note 9)                                     6,951 0 6,951  
Decrease in additional paid-in-capital                 (1,443) (888) (94) (1,402) (390) 23     1,402 (1,402)       (390)
Increase in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. additional paid-in-capital for the buyout of noncontrolling interests (see Note 9)                             0 23            
Net transfers from non-controlling interests                 (1,402) 6,561 23                      
Change from net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and transfers from noncontrolling interests                 $ 129,155 $ 152,681 $ 97,131