AMC Entertainment CEO Lopez sits next to Wanda Group President Wang during a media conference in Beijing

 
AMC Entertainment CEO Lopez sits next to Wanda Group President Wang during a media conference in Beijing
Gerry Lopez (R), chief executive of AMC Entertainment, listens to a question next to Wang Jianlin, president of Wanda Group, during a media conference after an official signing ceremony in Beijing May 21, 2012. Wanda Group, one of China's largest theatre owners, has agreed to buy AMC Entertainment in a deal valued at $2.6 billion, creating the world's biggest cinema operator, the companies said. Off-and-on discussions between the companies began more than a year ago and grew serious after AMC, the world's largest operator of IMAX screens, cancelled its plans to go public, according to media reports. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)