MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

The $2.2-T package is a much-needed lifeline for the shuttered movie business. As movie theaters across the United States remain dark, movie productions stay shuttered and thousands find themselves out of work for the near future, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) welcomed the passage of federal aid Friday, hoping to bring urgently needed relief to […]

Box Office: Nationwide Shutdown of All Cinemas is Unprecedented

Box Office: Nationwide Shutdown of All Cinemas is Unprecedented

$AMC $CNK $CPXGF $CMCSA The nationwide shutdown of virtually all cinemas is unprecedented and could last at least 10 – 12 wks, potentially disrupting the prime Summer release calendar. The 3 largest theater chains in the United States have announced that all of their movie theaters will close indefinitely as cinemas go dark across the […]

Hawaii Five-O Star Daniel Dae Kim Tested Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Hawaii Five-O Star Daniel Dae Kim Tested Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Daniel Dae Kim, 51 anni, of Lost and Hawaii Five-O fame, is the latest Hollywood star to be diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus. The actor shared the news in a video on social media, noting that it “looks like I’ll be OK.” He also detailed his journey with the coronavirus disease in an effort to help others during this pandemic and called […]

Universal Live-Action Filming Goes on Virus Hiatus + the Rest of the Hollywood Shut Downs

Universal Live-Action Filming Goes on Virus Hiatus + the Rest of the Hollywood Shut Downs

$CMCSA $SNE $NFLX $DIS Hollywood Box Office May Take $20-B Hit From Coronavirus Impact ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and ‘Flint Stong‘ filming will be affected by the hiatus. Universal Pictures’ live-action feature productions will slow down and go on hiatus starting this weekend due to the new coronavirus outbreak.  “The studio continues to monitor the situation […]

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

$DIS, $AMC, $MGM Official US indicators for employment, inflation and GDP may seem badly out-of-date as the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy, as the Key data points are often a month behind. To give a more timely look, below are 5 Key indicators tracking how consumers are reacting to the crisis. […]

Box Office: ‘Onward’ Looking to Hit $40-M in NA Opening

Box Office: ‘Onward’ Looking to Hit $40-M in NA Opening

$DIS, $IMAX, $CMCSA The new Pixar (a private company) movie could prove an early indicator test as to whether moviegoing is being impacted by worries over the coronavirus. The animated family pic Onward was having trouble finding its groove at the Friday box office, according to early returns. At this pace, projections show the Disney-Pixar seeing $40-M […]

Hottest Instagram Accounts This Week: Kate Upton, 𝐁𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐃𝐨 𝐈𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, Jennifer Lopez

Hottest Instagram Accounts This Week: Kate Upton, 𝐁𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐃𝐨 𝐈𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, Jennifer Lopez

It has been another sizzling hot week on Instagram with some posts almost sending the photosharing app into meltdown. Kate Upton Kate Upton joined the barrage of celebrities hitting Instagram to honor its weekly thirstythursday hashtag. The 27-year-old new mum, model and actress has lit up Instagram with her minishorts and Orange bikini posts lately […]

Box Office: ‘The Invisible Man’ Screams with $29-M in NA Start, $49-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘The Invisible Man’ Screams with $29-M in NA Start, $49-M Worldwide

$CMCSA, $DIS, $SNE Universal and Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man scared up $29-M in its North American box office debut and $20.2-M overseas for a $49.2-M global take over the weekend. Driven by a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score, The Invisible Man had the best domestic opening for a horror pic since last September’s It: Chapter Two, and 1 of the best ever […]

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Supers Past ‘Call of the Wild’ with $26.3-M

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Supers Past ‘Call of the Wild’ with $26.3-M

$CMCSA, $DIS, $VIA, $SNE, $AMZN Paramount’s blue video-game hero outpaced Harrison Ford and a CGI dog to take the top spot at the domestic box office. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Disney’s The Call of the Wild, numbers were close, but the hedgehog that beat out Harrison Ford and a CGI dog at the North American box office […]

Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’ Tethered to Just $33.3-M Open

Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’ Tethered to Just $33.3-M Open

$SNE $CMCSA The Margot Robbie-led DC superhero pic opened almost $20-M behind expectations. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn failed to gain altitude in its box office debut at the weekend, earning a weak $33.3-M from 4,236 theaters to mark 1 of the lowest domestic launches for a studio superhero pic. The […]

Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Lives High, ‘Rhythm Section’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Lives High, ‘Rhythm Section’ DOA

$SNE $CMCSA $LGF Bad Boys for Life won Super Bowl weekend at the US box office, earning another $17.7-M for a franchise-best domestic total of $148.1-M. The film has stayed atop the chart for 3 weekends running, and is a major win for stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, as well as Sony. Bad Boys […]

2020: Box Office, ‘Dolittle’ a Big Budget Miss for Universal and Downey Jr.

2020: Box Office, ‘Dolittle’ a Big Budget Miss for Universal and Downey Jr.

$CMCSA The big-budget DOA pic will not recover from its dismal debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Dolittle was a passion project for Mr Downey in the post-Iron Man era is the first big-budget miss of Y 2020 and stands to lose tens of millions for Universal, and it dashes hopes of launching […]

2020: Oscars, Ford v Ferrari Garnered a Best Picture Nomination

2020: Oscars, Ford v Ferrari Garnered a Best Picture Nomination

$DIS, $RACE Late last year, a very special car movie came out that told the story of how Ford (NYSE:F) took on Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at Le Mans named Ford v Ferrari, it was good. In fact, it was so good, as an actual movie and not just 2 hrs of pandering to car lovers like me, that it managed to garner […]

Box Office: ‘1917’ Captures $39.2-M After Golden Globe Wins

Box Office: ‘1917’ Captures $39.2-M After Golden Globe Wins

$DIS, $CMCSA, $VIA, $SNE Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 captured the box office battlefield with $36.5-M at the weekend, 1 of the best nationwide starts ever for the month of January and way ahead of projections. The victory came in the wake of the movie’s Top Golden Globe wins on 5 January for best motion […]

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Leads with $34-M, ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $-11M

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Leads with $34-M, ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $-11M

$DIA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Little Women‘ and ‘Knives Out‘ were among the nominees enjoying a boost timed to Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony. Sony’s horror pic The Grudge is the 1st new nationwide release of Y 2020 opened to $11.3-M at the domestic box office after getting flunked by audiences with a rare F CinemaScore. Disney’s Star Wars: The […]

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

$RACE, $DIS Christian Bale has earned 4 Oscar nominations and 1 win in the last 10 yrs, and his performance as real-life racer Ken Miles in ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ is looking more and more like a ‘statuette‘ for a Best Actor this year. History has proved it is perilous to underestimate him, especially when he’s playing a […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in 2020

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in 2020

$RACE The Key Points Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri declares Key team personnel running the sport would present a conflict of interest F1 CEO Chase Carey is stepping down as after Y 2020 MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton is rumored to be considering a move to Ferrari in Y 2021 Ferrari team Boss, Louis Camilleri, claims Key team […]

Heroism,What it Takes, What it Can Lead To, Clint Eastwood Lays it Out in ‘Richard Jewell’

Heroism,What it Takes, What it Can Lead To, Clint Eastwood Lays it Out in ‘Richard Jewell’

Heroism, what it sometimes takes, what it can lead to has been a longstanding interest of Clint Eastwood’s, from his onscreen vigilante icons to his behind-the-camera explorations of real figures in ‘Flags of our Fathers’, ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Sully’. ‘Richard Jewell’ is Director Eastwood’s is his 38th film and his deep dive into the subject […]

Box Office: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Ascends to $725-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Ascends to $725-M Globally

$DIS, $SNE, $LGF, $CMCSA In a much needed year-end gift for Hollywood after a disappointing year at the box office, moviegoers embraced some of the new movies over Christmas. Sony had 3 notable Christmas wins: Jumanji: The Next Level, which came in #2 with 5-day earnings of $59-M for a domestic take of $175.5-M Overseas, Jumanji 2 grossed […]

Color Drove the Visuals Behind ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Color Drove the Visuals Behind ‘Ford v Ferrari’

$RACE, $F, $DIS Director James Mangold’s latest film ‘Ford v Ferrari’ focuses on the most legendary tales of the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): when it hired Carroll Shelby, played by Matt Damon, and poured engineering and money into its now iconic GT40 to try to beat Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the running of the 24 Hours […]

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Rises to $373.5-M Global Opening

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Rises to $373.5-M Global Opening

$DIS, $CMCSA, $SNE, $LGF Though coming in behind the last 2 films in the trilogy, J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker easily beat the competition with a huge weekend launch of $175.5-M at the North American box office and $373.5-M globally. Domestically, the movie scored the 3rd-biggest December debut of all time behind Abrams’ Star Wars: […]

Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ Opens to $60-M, ‘Richard Jewell’ Flat at $5-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ Opens to $60-M, ‘Richard Jewell’ Flat at $5-M

$SNE, $LGF, $USMCA, $DIS ‘Richard Jewell’ is the 2nd-worst nationwide opening of Clint Eastwood’s directing career and the worst in nearly 40 years Sony’s year-end event pic Jumanji: The Next Level is off to a great start at the pre-holiday box office, opening ahead of expectations with an estimated $60.1-M. The Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart sequel had no […]

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) says ‘The Irishman’ Viewed by 26.4-M Households in 1st Week of Streaming

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) says ‘The Irishman’ Viewed by 26.4-M Households in 1st Week of Streaming

$NFLX Netflix has revealed the 1st numbers for how many customers watched The Irishman, the streamer’s high-profile crime epic from director Martin Scorsese. According to the company, 26,404,081 accounts watched the film during its 1st 7 days on Netflix, putting it roughly on par with last year’s Bird Box when it comes to overall views during the 1st […]

Kenneth Turan’s Best Pic for 2019: ‘Ford v Ferrari

Kenneth Turan’s Best Pic for 2019: ‘Ford v Ferrari

$DIS, $F, $RACE The once endangered, Hollywood intelligent film looks to be back. The smart and splendidly crafted big-budget movie that joins a modern sensibility to traditional storytelling in a way that does not insult our intelligence is welcomed by audiences once again. 1. “Ford v Ferrari” It is in this spirit that I am […]

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Holds at #1

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Holds at #1

$DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $AMZN, $NFLX The animated ‘Playmobil‘ film scored the 3rd-worst domestic opening ever for a title rolling out in more than 2,000 theaters. Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 stayed atop the North American box office in its 3rd weekend with $34.7-M, while animated pic Playmobil: The Movie came DOA with a debut of $668,000. Playmobil, released domestically […]

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Drives Disney Past Record $3.2-B in North American Ticket Sales

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Drives Disney Past Record $3.2-B in North American Ticket Sales

$DIS, $CMCSA, $SNE, $LGF After posting ing up best-ever Thanksgiving numbers, the animated tentpole is days away from skating past $1-B globally. Princess Anna and Queen Elsa delivered royal results for Disney (NYSE:DIS) over the Thanksgiving holiday. Frozen 2 has driven the Top film studio past the $3.2-B mark in Y 2019 domestic ticket sales, a […]

Box Office: Disney Dominates, ‘Frozen 2’ Leads into Holidays

Box Office: Disney Dominates, ‘Frozen 2’ Leads into Holidays

$DIS, $SNE, $IMAX, $LGF Walt Disney Animation Studios’ music-infused Frozen 2 opened to a record $127-M in the US and $223.3-M overseas from 37 markets for a worldwide start of $350.2-M, the #1 global debut ever for an animated title, not adjusted for inflation, ahead of expectations, particularly overseas. Frozen 2, along with other new offerings bowing […]

Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX, $CNK, $AMC B. Riley FBR’s analyst says that will “pressure” film theater stock valuations until mid-2020 before the group “begins to see some love” from investors. With Frozen 2 ringing in the all-important final stretch of the box-office year, Hollywood’s eyes are on whether year-end tentpole releases can help make up the […]

This is a Really Good Car Racing Film: Ford v Ferrari

This is a Really Good Car Racing Film: Ford v Ferrari

$DIS “An unusual Hollywood exception to the derision of American exceptionalism,” –The National Review There’s a MAGA moment in Ford v Ferrari when the British-immigrant auto mechanic and race-car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) stops being a loner and decides to be a team player. He slows down on the track to let the other American drivers […]

‘Joker’ Gets White House Screening

‘Joker’ Gets White House Screening

President Trump hosts White House screening of ‘Joker’ Saturday night, President Trump hosted a showing of  which ‘Joker’ which tells the the origin story of Batman’s arch nemesis.  A senior White House official confirmed that President Trump screened the movie for guests including “family, friends, and some staff.” ‘Joker’ was released in theaters last month, […]

Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to $31-M; ‘Charlie’s Angels Crash with $8.6-M

Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to $31-M; ‘Charlie’s Angels Crash with $8.6-M

$DIS, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA Ford v Ferrari ran Charlie’s Angels and the rest of the competition off the road at the weekend box office, grossing a better-than-expected $31-M in North America for 20th Century Fox and Disney. Overseas, the pic debuted to $21.4-M for a global start of $52.4-M Sony’s Charlie’s Angels fluttered and fell to earth in its […]

Thailand’s Brilliance Shone at Thai Night at the American Film Market 2019

Thailand’s Brilliance Shone at Thai Night at the American Film Market 2019

$AMZN, $NFLX The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of Royal Thai Government hosted Thai Night at the American Film Market (AFM) on Friday, 8 November 2019 at the Colonnade Ballroom, Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, CA. Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi was greeted by The Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce […]

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

$LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $DIS, $AMZN ‘Doctor Sleep‘ snoozed in $14.1-M, ‘Playing With Fire‘ Topped ‘Last Christmas‘ in the weeknd’s 2nd upset. Veterans Day weekend is light at the NA box office as the new movies disappointed. The World War II epic Midway may have topped the chart with a better-than-expected $17.5-M from 4,086 theaters in a surprise […]

Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Debuts Weak at $29-M in North America

Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Debuts Weak at $29-M in North America

$DIS, $VIA, $CMCSA, $NFLX The outlook is not promising overseas either, where it fell flat in China with $28-M, ‘Harriet‘ overperforms, and ‘Motherless Brooklyn‘ came DOA Skydance, Paramount and Fox/Disney’s Terminator: Dark Fate reboot has bombed in its domestic box office debut with $29-M from 4,086 theaters, well behind expectations and even while placing #1 on the chart. […]

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, the protean Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as “Chinatown,” ”The Godfather” and “Harold and Maude,” has died. He was 89 anni. Publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Bob died Saturday. No other details Monday are immediately available. Some lore: Bob Evans and his brother Charles […]

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Beats ‘Maleficent’ with $18.9-M Vs $18.5-M

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Beats ‘Maleficent’ with $18.9-M Vs $18.5-M

$DIS, $VIA, $SNE, $IMAX The 2 holdovers lead a quiet pre-Halloween weekend Among new entries ‘The Current War’ blacked out with $2.7-M In this Super Villain showdown, Joker edged out Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at the weekend box office. Warner Bros. is estimating a North American gross of $18.9-M for Joker, while Disney (NYSE:DIS) shows Maleficent at $18.5-M. It’s always possible the […]

Box Office: ‘Joker’ is now the Biggest R-Rated Movie Ever

Box Office: ‘Joker’ is now the Biggest R-Rated Movie Ever

Todd Phillips’ Joker has been making all headlines. And 1 of the good ones because Joker is set to become the world’s highest-grossing R-rated movie at the box office. Joker’s huge box office is certainly making a lot of executives over at Warner Bros. Pictures very happy because it was reported that they were worried about this film. The Joker is […]

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Laughs with another $55-M in North America

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Laughs with another $55-M in North America

$CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS  Joker has earned$55-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-Day NA take of $192.7-M and a huge global take $543.9-M. Joker stayed at #1, as MGM and United Artists Releasing’s animated family pic The Addams Family came in strong at #2 with $30.3-M, burying Ang Lee’s big-budget Gemini Man that followed at #3 with $20.5-M. The VFX-heavy Gemini Man opens […]

Box Office: ‘Abominable’ Tops With $21-M, ‘Judy’ Sings Again

Box Office: ‘Abominable’ Tops With $21-M, ‘Judy’ Sings Again

$DIS, $CMCSA ‘Downton Abbey’ crossed $100-M worldwide, while ‘It Chapter Two‘ clears $400-M. Marking the 1st studio animated pic of the fall season, DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable Topped the box office chart with $20.9-M from 4,242 theaters. Abominable from filmmaker Jill Culton, is the 1st co-production between DWA and China’s Pearl Studios. The movie is set to open Tuesday […]

Box Office:’Rambo: Last Blood’ takes $19.2-M, ‘Downton Abbey’ Royally Surprises with $31-M

Box Office:’Rambo: Last Blood’ takes $19.2-M, ‘Downton Abbey’ Royally Surprises with $31-M

$DIS. $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX Downton Abbey won the weekend box office race with a surprising $31-M from 3,079 theaters, beating the final installment in Sylvester Stallone’s iconic Rambo action franchise and a new space thriller featuring Brad Pitt. Pitt’s Ad Astra may have edged past Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood with an estimated $19.2-M from 3,460 sites. Last Blood took in $19.2-M from […]

Box Office: ‘Hustlers’ Hustled $33-M,’Goldfinch’ DOA at $2.6-M

Box Office: ‘Hustlers’ Hustled $33-M,’Goldfinch’ DOA at $2.6-M

$SNE Hustlers rustled up a stellar $33.2-M from 3,250 theaters at the NA box office, the best start ever for STXfilms and the best live-action opening of Jennifer Lopez’s career. Hustlers is based on real-life events chronicled in a 2015 New York magazine story and stars Misses Wu and Lopez as strippers that lead a band of dancers in […]

Box Office: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Scares Up $185-M Globally

Box Office: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Scares Up $185-M Globally

$IMAX, $DIS, $CMCSA, $LGF New Line’s R-rated It: Chapter Two opened to $91-M domestically, and while the sequel did not match the record-shattering launch of the 1st film, it is the 2nd-best horror bow of all time and the 2nd-biggest for the month of September behind It, as well as the Top bow for an R-rated pic so […]

Woody Allen says, “I have Done Everything the ‘#MeToo’ers Would Love to Achieve”

Woody Allen says, “I have Done Everything the ‘#MeToo’ers Would Love to Achieve”

$AMZN Film Writer/Director Woody Allen says that he is a “poster boy” for the controversial #MeToo movement and says he does not care that parts of Hollywood and the film industry shunned him. “I have worked with hundreds of actresses; not 1 of them has ever complained about me, not a single complaint. I have […]

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

$LGF, $DIS, $SNE, Angel Has Fallen won the long Labor Day weekend with an estimated $15-M for the 4-day holiday as Summer 2019 closed 2% behind last year. Summer revenue came in at $4.3-B, down 2% from last year, according to Comscore, and YTD is down 6%. Disney (NYSE:DIS) commanded well more than 40% of […]

Black Panther 2 Released Date Confirmed For 2020

Black Panther 2 Released Date Confirmed For 2020

Superhero Black Panther will be back for more adventure as Marvel Studios has officially announced a sequel of the blockbuster movie. After showing Oscar glory to a superhero film with “Black Panther”, director Ryan Coogler is also back with the responsibility to direct the follow-up film. A sequel was being anticipated for long, especially after […]

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Review

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Review

On the face of it, the film appears as a well-worn, action-packed formula kiddie fare with its usual lively characters and fun-filled episodes. But dig deep into the layers of the plot and you will find an angry bird who is livid for being dumped on her wedding day. The plot once again takes us […]

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Crossed $250-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Crossed $250-M Globally

$SNE $CMCSA In another victory, Quentin Tarantino’s original Summer epic may be set to be the the director best grosser ever. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has passed the $200-M mark at the global box office, a feat accomplished by only 1 other original film this year. Through Thursday, Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film starring Leonardo […]

Scarlett Johansson Remains Highest Paid Actress on The Forbes List

Scarlett Johansson Remains Highest Paid Actress on The Forbes List

“Lucy” star Scarlett Johansson has topped the “Forbes” list of the highest-paid actresses for the second time, beating names like Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman among others. According to “forbes.com”, Johansson earned top spot with an earning of $56 million. According to the portal, the actress, who is popular for her character Black […]

Ford V Ferrari is the Most Important Film for Fox’s Future With Disney

Ford V Ferrari is the Most Important Film for Fox’s Future With Disney

$RACE, $DIS Ever since the merger of Disney and Fox closed earlier this year, the fate of the Fox has been a Big Q. While its new corporate parent has done everything to assure folks that it will not fall over, recent developments have thrown the fate of those decisions into question. The next 2 […]

Actors Without Oscars

Actors Without Oscars

Despite being an established actor in Hollywood, there was one jinx that haunted Leonard DiCapriofor long: He couldn’t win an Academy Award, in spite of getting nominated for a stunning six times. He finally broke that curse in 2016. However, there are many other deserving actors who couldn’t break that loop, and remain without an […]

Sleeping Beauty Ballet To Be Held In St. Petersburg, Russia

Sleeping Beauty Ballet To Be Held In St. Petersburg, Russia

Azerbaijan’s Honored Artist Teymur Asgarov will perform in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet to be staged at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg on November 10. The Azerbaijani ballet star will play the role of Prince Desire, Azertag reported. Asgarov has been working in the Mariinsky Theater since 2011. He is a winner of the “Spirit […]

‘Good Boys’ Tops Box Office

‘Good Boys’ Tops Box Office

Universal’s kid-oriented comedy “Good Boys” topped the North American box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $21 million for the weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. It was the first time an R-rated comedy had placed No. 1 since the same studio’s Melissa McCarthy film “The Boss” in early 2016, according to Hollywood […]

Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Debuts with $21-M

Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Debuts with $21-M

$CMCSA, $DIS, $SNE DOA’s: ‘Blinded by the Light’ and ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’, ‘Angry Birds 2′ and ’47 Meters Down 2’. Universal’s raunchy tween pic Good Boys laughed its way to the Top of the NA box office chart with $21-M from 3,204 theaters. The film marks the 1st time that an R-rated comedy has placed # […]

Business Blogs For Women

Business Blogs For Women

Whether you are a woman who is just starting out in the business field or a titan of the industry, everyone could use a bit of inspiration now and again. Below are a few of the top women in business blogs that provide information and insight as a great way to help you get inspired, […]

US Consumer Optimism Solid, Retail Sales Up

US Consumer Optimism Solid, Retail Sales Up

US consumers spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade dispute that have rattled financial markets have not dampened the American consumer’s confidence. Retail sales rose a healthy 0.7% last month after a 0.3% gainer in June, the Commerce Department said Thursday. […]

American Consequences 2020 Documentary Wins Film Festival Award

American Consequences 2020 Documentary Wins Film Festival Award

American Consequences magazine is pleased to announce its first documentary, American Consequences 2020, premiered at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas and won “Best Libertarian Ideals” in the Short Documentary category. Join politicians, policy experts, and market authorities as they look at why so many young Americans are drawn to the short-term promises of socialism – […]

Thank You, Next Fragrance By Ariana Grande

Thank You, Next Fragrance By Ariana Grande

Grammy winner Ariana Grande, bottles the brilliance of her anthem “thank u next” into the ultimate fragrance, THANK U, NEXT. This highly anticipated fragrance, in partnership with LUXE Brands, will launch exclusively on Ulta.com August 18, 2019 and in stores nationwide at Ulta Beauty in the United States and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada on September 1, 2019.  The fragrance THANK U, NEXT […]

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ #1 With $25-M, Next Came ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21-M

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ #1 With $25-M, Next Came ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21-M

$CMCSA, $CBS, $LGF, $VIA, $DIS, $SNE Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the 2nd weekend running, revving 5 new films to gross $25.4-M and cross the $100-M mark domestically. Overseas, Universal’s big-budget action pic took in another $60.8-M for a worldwide take of $332.6-M. The franchise winner has always done […]

What is Driving Mass Shootings

What is Driving Mass Shootings

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how […]

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ RevsUp to $181-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ RevsUp to $181-M Globally

$CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE, The ‘Fast & Furious’ spinoff won the weekend box office race but came in on the slow end of domestic expectations. Universal’s Hobbs & Shaw revved to the Top of the NA box office chart with $60.8-M from 4,253 theaters, and $120-M overseas for a worldwide launch of $180.8-M The spinoff teams Dwayne Johnson […]

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

$DIS, $SNE, $VIA Set in the Summer and Winter of Y 1969, this homage to Hollywood marked a career-best opening for Quentin Tarantino, as family friendly, ‘Lion King’ nears $1-B globally. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood successfully proved adult films can play well Vs children’s by posting $40-M at the North American box […]

Dwayne Johnson And VOSS Water Announce Strategic Partnership

Dwayne Johnson And VOSS Water Announce Strategic Partnership

VOSS Water announces today its strategic partnership with global entertainment icon, entrepreneur and VOSS loyalist, Dwayne Johnson. Johnson, who acquired a stake in VOSS, will serve as a true brand partner and strategic advisor as the brand innovates and continues expansion into new international territories, including China, as well as new product categories, packaging and platforms. As […]

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

$VIA, $TCEHY ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ (the squeal) has raised questions about the removal of Japanese and Taiwanese flags on actor Tom Cruise’s famed jacket, according to reports Sunday. Mr. Cruise’s jacket, worn by his character Maverick, had shown those flags in the 1980’s “Top Gun,” but the Y 2019 sequel replaces them as the movie is […]

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Roars at the Global Box Office to $531-M

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Roars at the Global Box Office to $531-M

$DIS, $SNE, Disney (NYSE:DIS) continues to dominate the box office this year as Jon Favreau’s The Lion King opened to a record-breaking $185-M at the North American box office at the weekend for an early global total of $531-M. The movie scored the biggest domestic open ever for a PG film, and the 9th-biggest for any movie, […]

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) ‘Lion King’ is Expected to Rule the Box Office This Weekend

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) ‘Lion King’ is Expected to Rule the Box Office This Weekend

$DIS FLASH: This live action film is expected to be another winner for Disney (NYSE:DIS), which has captured about 35% of YTD market share, and the east-coast heat wave may boost attendance. “The Lion King,” Disney’s live-action version of the animated film from Y 1994 and long-running Broadway hit, will roar into theaters this weekend. […]

Box Office: ‘Crawl,’ ‘Stuber’ DOA, ‘Spider-Man’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Crawl,’ ‘Stuber’ DOA, ‘Spider-Man’ Tops the Weekend

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA Crawl and Stuber came DOA to their box office debuts with an estimated $12 and $8-M, respectively, a disappointing showing for major studio releases. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home instead dominated in its 2nd weekend as it reached $847.1-M globally. In North America, the pic took in $45.3-M from 4,634 theaters for a […]

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’Saves a Lagging Summer

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’Saves a Lagging Summer

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCA, $CBS Spider-Man lights up the box office world wide, the Superhero pic did huge business over the long 4th of July Holiday In a win for Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home scored a huge-day launch of $185.1-M from 4,634 North American theaters, including a near-record $93.6-M over the […]

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Takes $58-M

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Takes $58-M

$DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $SNE Pixar (Private) and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Toy Story 4 helds # 1 in its 2nd weekend and fended off new offerings Annabelle Comes Home and Yesterday. The animated family film dipped just 52% to $58-M passing the $200-M mark in NA, and cleared $496.5-M worldwide. New Line’s Summer horror pic Annabelle Comes Home came in 2nd with estimated weekend […]

Lions Gate’s(NYSE:LGF), Once a Wall Street ‘Darling’, Stock Has Collapsed

Lions Gate’s(NYSE:LGF), Once a Wall Street ‘Darling’, Stock Has Collapsed

$LGF The Hollywood studio that brought us “The Hunger Games,’’ “Mad Men’’ and “John Wick’’ is now facing an existential Question. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.(NYSE:LGF) has lost more than 60 % its market value over the last year as the once-idolized filmmaker struggles to find new mega-hits and tentpoles. On Top of that, recent mergers […]

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ is #1 with Franchise High $238-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ is #1 with Franchise High $238-M Worldwide

$DIS, $LGF, $SNE, $CMCSA, $VIA ‘Child’s Play’ scared up $14-M, while ‘Anna’ came DOA with $3.5-M in a career-worst for French filmmaker Luc Besson. Pixar (private) and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) critically acclaimed Toy Story 4 went to the Top of the NA box office chart at the weekend with $118-M, 1 of the biggest openings of all time […]

Cardi B For Songwriter Of The Year

Cardi B For Songwriter Of The Year

Chart-topping rapper Cardi B took home the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award for the first time. The honor recognizes the songwriter who has written or co-written the greatest number of most-performed songs of the year. Cardi B took the music world by storm with her 2017 breakthrough “Bodak Yellow”  and continued to dominate the charts with hits such […]

Wall Street Analyst Downgrades Disney (NYSE:DIS), Wary of Streaming Bet

Wall Street Analyst Downgrades Disney (NYSE:DIS), Wary of Streaming Bet

$DIS The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) stock has seen a downgrade from Imperial Capital “arguing that with the shares trading near a record valuation, the media giant may have run ahead of itself.” Disney stock has had a great year. The shares have gained nearly 30%, hitting a 52-wk high of $143.51 and low of $100.35. Disney […]

Hollywood’s Human Rights Duplicity

Hollywood’s Human Rights Duplicity

$NFLX, $DIS After a law was passed in Georgia to save the lives of pre-born babies with detectable heartbeats, many in Hollywood grabbed their leftist playbooks and began clamoring for a boycott of the state. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Disney (NYSE:DIS) and a smattering of left coast companies threatened to pull production away from Georgia if the […]

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Disappoints with $28.5-M

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Disappoints with $28.5-M

$DIS, $TWX, $AMZN, $CMCSA New Line’s ‘Shaft’ sequel opened soft at $8.3-M, while ‘Late Night’ expanded in its 2nd weekend and took in $5.1 million. The Summer 2019 box office has not been kind to studio sequels nor spinoffs. Disney/Fox’s Dark Phoenix crashed with a $33-M opening, while Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: Kong of the Monsters bowed to $47-M domestically. […]

Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

$AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $TWX, $CBS The Secret Life of Pets 2: Universal and Illumination’s animated family film Pets 2 collected $47.1-M on 4,561 screens. The pic received an A- CinemaScore. Pets 2 is the 10th team-up for animation studio Illumination and Universal, with its opening weekend landing in the lower end of those titles. While Pets 2 debuted far below the […]

Palms Casino Resort Releases “Unstatus Quo”

Palms Casino Resort Releases “Unstatus Quo”

Palms Casino Resort brings together an eclectic group of pop culture icons and friends of the resort to break the Las Vegas status quo and usher in a new era for the iconic city. The launch of the Palms’ new campaign, “Unstatus Quo” celebrates a truly transformational, different by design, $690 million renovation that touches virtually every aspect of […]

‘Ford v Ferrari’ the End of an Era for Men’s Films at Fox

‘Ford v Ferrari’ the End of an Era for Men’s Films at Fox

$DIS, $RACE, $F Sunday night, during game 2 of the NBA finals, if you were watching you likely saw the Official Trailer for James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari.  The film is a Man Star-powered, filmmaker-driven old-school movie for adults. It is an A-level film. But, in today AI, internet and brand-driven market it the kind of […]

James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari to Open in November for Awards Consideration

James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari to Open in November for Awards Consideration

$DIS,$F, $RACE 20th Century Fox a unit of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has released the 1st poster for Logan filmmaker James Mangold’s new film Ford v. Ferrari, announcing that the 1st trailer for the movie debuted Sunday night. The story is set against the backdrop of 1966’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race in […]

Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roared Up $49-M

Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roared Up $49-M

$IMAX, $TWX, $VIA, $CMCSA, $DIS ‘Rocketman’ blasts off with $25-M, while Blumhouse’s ‘Ma’ scares up $18-M. Godzilla was the King of the box office this weekend, but not by much. Godzilla: King of the Monsters roared up $49-M in its debut at the North American box office at 4,108 screens below $50-M projections. The movie earned […]

Funniest Male Actors

Funniest Male Actors

Ken Jeong Featured in 40 movies, Ken Jeong can be labelled as the funniest Asian actor in television. Whenever fans see him in movies, their eyes widen with excitement for his part. Kevin Hart Kevin Hart is not only a successful comedian with his own stand up show, but has starred in 48 movies over […]

Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Bottles $112.7-M Memorial Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Bottles $112.7-M Memorial Day Weekend

$DIS, $LGF Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action feature grossed $112.7-M in NA over the Memorial Day weekend, beating out estimates that the film would bow to $100-M. The rehashing of the studio’s Y 1992 animated pic has received a mixed response from critics, with a 57% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but earn a A CinemaScore from […]

Asians in Hollywood

Asians in Hollywood

Over the past few years it has been noticeable that Asians are slowly becoming a part of Hollywood. This moment has been long overdue, with so much attention being on whether blacks are accepted in America or not, when the truth is, they are apart of America and are involved successfully in all industries. It […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV is in the Works

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV is in the Works

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is racing ahead with the development of its new FUV , the Purosangue, a Supercar-inspired SUV that will go head-to-head with the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga. Dubbed the FUV, or Ferrari Utility Vehicle, by the Maranello Outfit, the Purosangue is expected to be a sleek, high-riding vehicle that the company sees […]

Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Takes the Weekend with $57-M Opening

Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Takes the Weekend with $57-M Opening

$DIS, $MGM, $LGF, $CMCSA, After 3 weekends at the Top of the domestic box office, Avengers: Endgame‘s reign has come to an end, thanks to John Wick, a retired hit man. Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) John Wick: Chapter Three — Parabellum had a huge debut weekend, earning $57.2-M stateside in 3,850 theaters, beating out Endgame‘s $29.4-M domestic take. […]

Kubrick’s Newly Restored ‘The Shining’ Debuts at Cannes Film Festival

Kubrick’s Newly Restored ‘The Shining’ Debuts at Cannes Film Festival

$TWX, $NFLX Alfonso Cuaron has introduced a restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” at the Cannes Film Festival. The Mexican filmmaker was notably absent from Cannes last year when his “Roma” was expected to premiere here. But when Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and the festival could not agree on distribution terms for the streaming giant’s films, “Roma” […]

Superyachts Sailed into Cannes for the Film Fest

Superyachts Sailed into Cannes for the Film Fest

FLASH: Cannes Film Festival draws the who’s who of the film industry, along with their Superyachts, as 10 of the largest have been spotted on the French Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival unofficially is the opening of Superyacht season in France. The annual event 1 of the season’s destinations for many of the world’s wealthiest […]

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Uncovers $58-M’

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Uncovers $58-M’

$DIS, $LGF, $TWX MGM’s ‘The Hustle’, pulled in $13.5-M, and eOne and STX’s ‘Poms’, disappointed with $5.1-M. Avengers: Endgame has retained its #1 spotat the domestic box office for a 3rd week running. Marvel’s Endgame earning $61.3-M in NA. The movie’s cumulative global box office is now $2.485-B, now 2nd to James Cameron’s all-time earner, […]

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele: “Goditi la pizza è fantastico” — Paolo

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele: “Goditi la pizza è fantastico” — Paolo

Thursday evening, the iconic Italian Neapolitan pizzeria L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele debuted in Los Angeles in the Hollywood McCadden Place space which once held Café Des Artistes. It already has its Star! Antica Pizzeria Da Michele serves original recipe traditional Neapolitan thin crust pizza, using the same recipes and importing the same ingredients used at […]

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passed $2.0-B

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passed $2.0-B

$DIS The Marvel tenpole now sits as the 2nd-highest-grossing film of all time, only behind James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ with $2.189-B. It has surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), which earned $2.187-B. Endgame achieved this after collecting another $145.8-M domestically and $282.2-M overseas in its 2nd frame. The Top-grossing film of all time is Cameron’s Avatar (2009), […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

FLASH: The Trump Policies are working US consumer confidence was up in April as Americans felt more optimistic about present and future economic conditions, underscoring how a tight labor market and higher wages are underpinning attitudes amid some uncertainty. The Conference Board’s index climbed to 129.2, according to data from the New York-based group Tuesday that topped […]

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