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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail)

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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2017
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2018
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2017
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2017
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other Comprehensive Loss $ (10,797) $ 9,085 $ (66,841) $ 5,578  
Brazil          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 4.05   4.05   3.31
Other Comprehensive Loss     $ (42,588)    
Argentina          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate [1] 41.29   41.29   18.65
Other Comprehensive Loss [1]     $ (18,272)    
Chile          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 658.22   658.22   615.97
Other Comprehensive Loss     $ (4,822)    
Other foreign countries          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other Comprehensive Loss     (1,159)    
International Subsidiaries | Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other Comprehensive Loss     $ (66,841)    
[1] Amount represents the cumulative comprehensive loss recorded for Argentina through September 30, 2018. Beginning July 1, 2018, Argentina was deemed highly inflationary. The impact of translating Argentina financial results to U.S. dollars, which was not significant, has been recorded in foreign currency exchange gain (loss) on the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of income.