Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office:  ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opened the Friday the 13th weekend alongside the horror film. In another win for the horror genre, the film is killin off the competition at the domestic box office for […]

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $HAS, $FDX Strong reviews plus an A-CinemaScore, had director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 sequel placing #1 on a soft movie-going weekend The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Y 1982 cult classic grossed $31.5-M from 4,058 theaters, a soft start for a movie that cost […]

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?) with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M $TWX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX According to the estimates Sunday, horror blockbuster It narrowly beat Kingsman: The Golden Circle and American Made starring Tom Cruise, with $17.3-M, compared to an estimated $17-M for the other 2 films. The official order will not be known until Monday morning when final weekend takes […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GRUB, $KR, $SNAP, $SNE Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Tuesday, as follows: GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) downgraded […]

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA $LGF, $TWX, $SNE None of the new offerings cleared more than $5-M, so holdover ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ beat ‘Leap’ and ‘The Birth of a Dragon’ to win the weekend with $10-M. Domestic box office revenue fell to its lowest level since the days following the 9/11 terrorist […]

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens Slow Weekend with $35-M $TWX, $AMC, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $VIA This is another slow weekend at the box office, as ‘The Nut Job 2’ misses and holdovers  ‘The Dark Tower’ and ‘Detroit’ continue to fall. Warner Bros./New Line’s R-rated prequel Annabelle: Creation posted $35-M from 3,502 theaters in its domestic […]

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA $SNE,  $CMCSA, $FOX Overall, moviegoers ignored the new box-office offerings this weekend. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) The Dark Tower based on Stephen King’s fantasy novel series topped at # 1 with $19.5-M in North America Detroit, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, came DOA, grossing a mere $7.25-M at […]

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $TWX Hollywood continues to battles sequel fatigue as War for the Planet of the Apes at the North American box office, but winning the weekend with an estimated $56.5-M from 4,022 theaters. ‘Wish Upon’ DoA, while ‘The Big Sick’ placed #5 in […]

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America $SNE, $DIS, $AMZN, $LGF, $CMCSA Spidey has returned home in style. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ reboot posts the 3rd-best opening of the year so far behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opened to $117-M from 4,348 […]

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road $CMCSA,  $SNE,  $DIS,  $TWX,  $AMZN,  $LGF Popcorn entry, ‘Despicable Me 3’ came in behind expectations, as ‘Baby Driver’ banked $30-M on its launch, Will Ferrell’s ‘The House’ is one of the worst openings of the fading comedian’s career. Despicable Me […]

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M $DIS,  $TWX,  $LGF,  $CMCSA,  $SNE Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Cars 3 dominated the  North American box office at the weekend Mandy Moore shark thriller ’47 Meters Down’ beats the R-rated female comedy ‘Rough Night,”Wonder Woman’ approaches $600-M globally Cars 3 drove to […]

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE:LGF), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)   comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 7, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office […]

Former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd Out at MPAA

Former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd Out at MPAA

Former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd Out at MPAA Chris Dodd is stepping down as head of the Motion Picture Association of America. He will be replaced by Charles Rivkin, former assistant secretary of State for economic and business affairs under former President Barack Hussein Obama. Though less well known than Mr. Dodd, Mr. Rivkin boasts […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally $CMCSA, $AMZN, $FOX, $DWA, $DIS, $SNE The 8th installment in the franchise surpassed the previous worldwide record launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Universal’s Fast and the Furious, aka Furious 8, franchise is showing no signs of running out of gas […]

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M $SNE Beauty and the Beast’ at #2 is ready to pass the $1-B mark globally; ‘Going in Style,’ opened ahead of expectations. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Smurfs: The Lost Village bombed in its North American debut at the weekend with an estimated $14-M from 3,610 theaters, 1 […]

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening $DWA, $FOXB, $DIS, $TWX, $LGF, $SNE ‘Ghost in the Shell’ bowed to $19-M domestically, as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tops international box office with an additional $66.5-M take. DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby proved to be the boss. The Fox (NASDAQ:FOXB) release took in an estimated […]

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $LGF ‘Beauty’ seeing $700-M worldwide as March revenue crosses a record $1-B in North America; elsewhere, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) space horror-thriller ‘Life’ loses gravity and Warner Bros.’ ‘CHIPS’ DOA. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action remake of the classic Y […]

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally $DIS,$TWX,$FOXB,$CMCSA,$LGF,$SNE Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast opened at the weekend to $170-M from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office. Overseas, the update of the classic musical earned $180-M for a global take of $350-M The $160-M tentpole is another win for Disney, where […]

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Collide,’ opened outside the Top 10; overseas, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ astounds in China with a record $94.3-M launch. Jordan Peele’s unique, race-conscious horror film Get Out peeled off an impressive $30.5-M debut at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF, $SNE De Niro’s not so funny ‘The Comedian’ also DOA this weekend, ‘La La Land’ tops $268-M globally. M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller Split stayed on Top of the North American box office for a 3rd frame running with $14.6-M from […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA $CMSCA, $FOX, $SNE, $LGF, $AMZN, $VIA Gold’ is worst wide opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career in a leading role, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ lead the pack of Oscar Best-Picture contenders enjoying a bump from the Statue Noms. A Dog’s Purpose came in behind […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]

US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales

US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales

US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales $SNE, $MSFT, $AAPL, $AMZN Shoppers spent $3.45-B on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie Dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in US history. The data compiled by Adobe Digital Insights, easily surpassed prior estimates, and dismissed fears that […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA $DIS, $FOX, $SNE  ‘Allied’ and ‘Bad Santa 2’ also opened over Thanksgiving to mixed returns. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Moana marked 1 of the best 5-day Thanksgiving showings of all time with $81.1-M from 3,875 theaters, enough to best holdover Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA $TWX, $DIS, $DWA, $VIA, $FOX, $SNE Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ and the Miles Teller boxing biopic ‘Bleed for This’ and R-rated teen drama ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ were DOA ‘Fantastic Beasts’ debuted to $143.3-M for a $218.3-M global launch. Warner Bros.’ a unit […]

China’s Dalian Wanda Group Paying $1-B for Dick Clark Productions

China’s Dalian Wanda Group Paying $1-B for Dick Clark Productions

China’s Dalian Wanda Group Paying $1-B for Dick Clark Productions $AMC, $SNE China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1-B for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the “Miss America” pageant. Wanda is one of China’s most important conglomerates and […]

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M $SNE, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA Tom Cruise’s Never Go Back followed at #2 with $23-M from 3,780 theaters, in what box-office observers describe as a decent start. The horror prequel ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ opens with solid numbers, comedy ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’ DOA,  ‘Moonlight’ marks […]

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M $DIS, $LGF, $SNE Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’ opens to $20.6-M, Relativity’s 1st major release post-bankruptcy, ‘Masterminds,’ DOA, while Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ nationwide expansion uneventful. Tim Burton’s kid-friendly fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opened to $28.5-M from 3,522 theaters at the North […]

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1 $TWX, $IMAX, $SNE, $LGF Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M,  ‘The Disappointments Room,’  DOA. Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top […]

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $TWX, $LGF In North America, Summer 2016 domestic revenue ends in unchanged from last year’s $4.48-B, thought attendance is down 3%. The victor of the weekend overseas was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The sci-fi franchise installment topped the foreign chart with […]

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’ $TWX, $SNE, $CBS, $LGF Southside With You, chronicling US President Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Robinson’s Obama 1st date, DOA, specialty title ‘Hell or High Water’ finding audience on expansion. Psychological horror-thriller Don’t Breathe posted $10-M Friday from 3,501 theaters Friday for a $22-M weekend […]

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $LGF Holdovers ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Sausage Party’ stay #1 and # 2, respectively, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ opened at the specialty box office, ‘Hell or High Water’ continues to impress. Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur DOA the […]

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’ $TWX, $LGF, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $CMCSA ‘Suicide Squad’ falls in its 2nd frame outing, as it approaches $500-M worldwide Sausage Party came in ahead of predictions to score the best opening for an R-rated comedy in at least a year with $33.6-M from 3,103 theaters. Originality paid off big […]

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M $CMCSA, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M. Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer […]

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2 $FOX, $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN, $CMCSA Independence Day: Resurgence failed to thrill at  the North American box office, coming in behind expectations with an estimated $41.6-M from 4,068 theaters. But, it debuting to $102.1-M from 57 foreign markets, including China, for a global tally of $143.7 for […]

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NASDAQ:VIA) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2) easily won the domestic  box-office race over the weekend. The family-friendly film topped the box office chart with $35.3-M from 3,701 theaters, more than 46% behind the […]

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN Disney (NYSE:DIS) dominated the weekend box-office chart between Captain America: Civil War taking $72.6-M domestically and $941-M worldwide, and The Jungle Book crossed the $800-M mark at the global box office. Civil War came in # 1 at the weekend with $84.2-M. Among the others: Neighbors 2: Sorority […]

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings $CMCSA, $DWA, $DIS, $FOX, $TWX, $VIA, $CBS, $SNE Strong advertising trends and signs of improved pay TV subscriber momentum will be Key trends when big Hollywood report their latest Quarterly earnings over the next 1 weeks, according to Wall Street analysts. And that could mean that film […]