Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA $VIA, $TWX, $CBS, $LGF ‘American Assassin’ beat ‘mother!’ that earned an F CinemaScore and marked the worst wide opening of Jennifer Lawrence’s career with $7.5-M. Director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ came DOA in it NA box-office debut, grossing an estimated $7.5-M from 2,368 theaters […]

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 […]

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over? $VIA, $AMC, $BABA Billions of USDs have been thrown into question as Chinese regulators crack down on overseas investments, Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NYSE:VIA), backer skips a payment, and both President Trump and some Democrats have taken a protectionist stance. For almost 5 years, Hollywood has been bolstered […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $ATVI, $CTSH, $ETSY, $VIA, $YELP 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 […]

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M $DIS, $VIA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX Memorial Day revenue at the North American box office posted to its lowest marks in almost 20 years. Overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ from Disney (NYSE:DIS) posted a $208.4-M debut. Pirates of the […]

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: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M $CMCSA , $IMAX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $TWX Over this Inauguration Weekend ‘The Founder’ and ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ faltered, ‘Xander Cage’ won the foreign race with $50.5-M and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crossee $1-B globally. Horror ruled the Inauguration Weekend domestic box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $IMAX, $CBS ‘Hidden Figures’ easily wins the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with $26-M, ‘La La Land’ enjoys a big Golden Globes bump and ‘Rogue One’ approaches $1-B world wide. Notably it is only the 2nd time in […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA $DIS, $IMAX, $LGF, $VIA ‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M $DIS, $TWX, $FOX, $AMZN Fox Searchlight (NASDAQ:FOX) opened Jackie in five theaters to $275,000 for a per-screen average of $55,000. The film, starring Natalie Portman and is gathering awards buzz, was bought by Searchlight at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Fantastic Beasts and Where […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: ‘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: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M $CMCSA, $FOX, $VIA, $AMZN, $LGF, $TWX Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary Clinton doc cracked the Top 10 in its nationwide expansion and ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ won over older women in its limited debut. Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond took in a strong […]

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest $VIA, $CBS, $$AMC Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has held talks with Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) about acquiring a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures unit, according to 2 people familiar with the situation. Wanda’s interest adds new urgency to deliberations over Paramount’s future, […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle $VIA, $CBS Shari Redstone, is upping pressure on Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Chairman Philippe Dauman, 62 anni, as a board struggle looms and Sumner Redstone’s granddaughter join the family battles. Shari Redstone, 62 anni, has shown she has the stomach for fight, she potentially could do a lot if she flexes […]