Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Takes $29.5-M in US, Crosses $200-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Takes $29.5-M in US, Crosses $200-M Worldwide

#boxoffice #Tenet #China #virus $DIS $T $SNY $IMAX Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is struggling as North America box office is muted, but impresses overseas for an estimated global haul of $207-M through Sunday. Over the weekend, the film earned an estimated $6.7-M domestically from 2,901 cinemas for a take of $29.5-M. The tentpole is doing especially well on […]

Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Debuts to $20.2-M as US Theaters Reopen

Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Debuts to $20.2-M as US Theaters Reopen

#BoxOffice #movies #theaters $T $IMAX $DIS In a Key moment for the hammered box office, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet launched in North America with $20.2-M over the long Labor Day weekend as more US cinemas reopened after being shut for nearly six months due to the coronavirus chaos. In pre-chaos times, a domestic start of $20.2-M would be cause […]

America’s Best Steakhouse: Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant, Los Angeles

America’s Best Steakhouse: Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant, Los Angeles

#steakhouse #beef #LosAngeles America’s fascination with the Steakhouse dates back to Y 1868, the year the Old Homestead opened in New York’s Meatpacking District with dark wood interiors, red leather banquettes, and generously sized porterhouses. Still serving, it’s the oldest continuously operating steakhouse in the USA. Of the new breed I believe this is the […]

How to Catch the Lying, Cheating Mother [email protected]#%~>.

How to Catch the Lying, Cheating Mother F@#%~>.

Elite private investigator, and author of “How to Catch the Lying, Cheating Mother [email protected]#%~>.”  Brian Wellington, PhD, discusses in his new book why so many couples have found sex and love outside of their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic. A desire to regain control, fear, and the inability to deal with oneself all play a role. […]

Box Office Chaos: AMC Theatres Revenue Collapsed

Box Office Chaos: AMC Theatres Revenue Collapsed

#BoxOffice #revenue #collapse #C19coronavirus $AMC $CMCSA Cinema giant AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) posted Q-2 financial results last Thursday as it looks to reopen its theaters and survive the coronavirus chaos after a debt restructuring. The extent of the C-19 coronavirus hit taken so far by the largest US cinema chain was underlined by overall revenues […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Is In High Gear

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Is In High Gear

#Ferrari #stock $RACE A close look at the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) weekly chart highlights the strength in Ferrari stock. Even before Monday’s rally, the stock was driving due North On the week that equity markets rolled over due to the coronavirus selloff, Ferrari shares were breaking out to highs. Unfortunately, the stock was also caught up […]

Box Office: Next Year’s Calendar is in Chaos

Box Office: Next Year’s Calendar is in Chaos

#boxoffice #C19coronavirus #WHO #studios #theaters #films #studios $MGM $CMCSA $DIS $T $AMC On March 4, MGM’s James Bond film No Time to Die became the first Hollywood tentpole in the C-19 era to delay its theatrical release. The 25th installment in the storied spy franchise moved from early April to Thanksgiving. At the time, the decision seemed drastic theaters […]

Box Office: No Blockbuster This Summer

Box Office: No Blockbuster This Summer

#boxoffice #studios #theaters #films #blockbuster #Summer #C19coronavirus #moviegoing #market $AMC $CMCSA $DIS $SNE $T Studios, theater owners and filmmakers now find themselves in an huge dilemma, wanting to fight for the survival of a theatrical business that was already under siege pre-C-19 coronavirus chaos, but also facing the unpredictable scary specter of the medical chaos. […]

Box Office:Movie Theater Reopening Plans Face Uncertainty

Box Office:Movie Theater Reopening Plans Face Uncertainty

#boxoffice #movie #theater #coronavirus #valuations #Hollywood #stocks #studios $AMC $DIS $CMCSA $CNK $MCS $IMAX Cinema giants have seen their market valuations hammered this year. The shutdown of circuits due to the C-19 coronavirus chaos resulted mass closings, release delays, liquidity concerns and a premium VOD disputes. Despite a controversy about face mask requirements, things seemed to be looking up […]

Box Office: AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) Posts $2.17-B Q-1 Loss

Box Office: AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) Posts $2.17-B Q-1 Loss

$AMC AMC (NYSE:AMC) released its Q-1 earnings report after hours Tuesday, which missed on both Top and bottom lines after closing down all its theaters for the C-19 coronavirus chaos. The movie theater chain, which expects to be “fully open globally” by July as it reopens, risks not surviving the medical emergency chaos over high […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Challenge Europe, North America Restarts in July

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Challenge Europe, North America Restarts in July

$RACE Ferrari Challenge Europe. The European series has reformulated its calendar to maintain the same number of races as originally scheduled. The season will open in Imola, where the brand new 488 Challenge Evos will take to the track at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit over the weekend of 4-5 July. The Ferrari Challenge will […]

America’s Violent Society in Numbers

America’s Violent Society in Numbers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that violent crime fell nationwide in the period from 1990 to 2018. Violent crime was at a height of 1.93 million crimes in 1992, but has since reached a low of 1.15 million violent crimes in 2014. When conducting crime reporting, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program considered murder, […]

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

On 24 May 2000, Paramount unveiled John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II in theaters. The Tom Cruise spy franchise starrer went on to gross $546-M during its global run. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review and the official trailer is below:  Call it M:I-2, Mission: Impossible II (as it appears in the opening credits) or “Mission: Unstoppable,” this long-awaited Paramount […]

Drive-in Movies, ‘Back to the Future’

Drive-in Movies, ‘Back to the Future’

The drive-in movie, a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment designed for the C-19 coronavirus chaos era. The drive-in has struck a chord with Americans who have been largely confined to their homes since March watching the death toll from C-19 coronavirus chaos accumulate on their TV screens. […]

Box Office: The old Hollywood is screwed…Welcome to the new Hollywood

Box Office: The old Hollywood is screwed…Welcome to the new Hollywood

$NFLX $DIS $CMCSA $AMC $AMZN $AAPL $LGN Before the pandemic there was a shift happening. Talent agency CAA controlled actors, scripts, producers, how studios were bought and sold, music rights, all the way through to sports contracts. Agents held the power. But today most of the big agencies have sold out to major hedge funds […]

Box Office: Back to the Drive-In

Box Office: Back to the Drive-In

$IMAX, $T The lineup for the film, music and sporting events, set to launch on 25 June, will be announced in the coming weeks. Tribeca is taking audiences back to the Drive-in this Summer. Tribeca Enterprises, Imax (NYSE:IMAX) and AT&T (NYSE:T) said Wednesday that they are partnering to launch “Tribeca Drive-In,” a Summer programming series […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) on Track to Reach Full Production this Week

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) on Track to Reach Full Production this Week

$RACE There is no question that the C-19 coronavirus chaos has ripped its way through almost every aspect of life as we knew it in February. Even Supercar manufacturing was not immune to the effects of the medical emergency that swept the planet. Exclusive automakers the world shut down operations, including Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). But, things have turned […]

Many US Cinemas May Never Reopen…

Many US Cinemas May Never Reopen…

$AMC $NFLX $AMZN $DIS $CMCSA $T …remembering what is was like to go to the movies. Dark movie theaters may just be a taste of the near future. Even before COVID-19 coronavirus completely shuttered projectors at AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC), attendance was in decline and streaming services like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) on the rise. AMC is fighting […]

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is Not for Everyone

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is Not for Everyone

$NFLX $DIS $T $CMCSA $ZM There is a complex problem awaiting the streaming entertainment industry when it emerges from the coronavirus chaos. The Big Q: Is it possible to make money in entertainment streaming? The hockey stick rise of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has warped the US entertainment media industry, forcing companies such as Walt Disney Co.(NYSE:DIS) and AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T) that have enjoyed […]

The Entertainment Community is Under Virus Chaos Pressure

The Entertainment Community is Under Virus Chaos Pressure

The US entertainment community under pressure from COVID-19, various organizations have made relief resources available to actors, musicians, and freelancers. Below for resource links, as follows: The Actors Fund – COVID-19 Resource List Freelance Artists – Emergency Funding Sweet Relief – COVID-19 Relief Resources Recording Academy’s MusiCares – COVID-19 Relief Fund Billboard – “How Music Companies Are Giving Back […]

Box Office: AMC Theatres Will Not Reopen Til Big Studio Movies are Back

Box Office: AMC Theatres Will Not Reopen Til Big Studio Movies are Back

$AMC $CNK $RDI AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) says it will reopen its 630+ US theaters until there is new Hollywood product about to roll out. The 1st Summer studio film currently on the calendar is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on 17 July, followed by Mulan a wk later on 24 July. The company’s comment comes several days after the National Association […]

The Venice Film Festival Going Forward as Planned

The Venice Film Festival Going Forward as Planned

Venice Film Festival still plans to proceed on the Lido in the event’s customary early September slot. Roberto Cicutto, President of the Venice Biennale, the fest’s parent organization, said this week in an interview that the 2-12 September dates of the 77th edition of Venice are confirmed. Mr. Cicutto in the interview downplayed the possibility of a collaboration […]

Domestic Box Office: Best Case Scenario Off 40%

Domestic Box Office: Best Case Scenario Off 40%

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF If theaters are closed for 3 months, domestic grosses may struggle to hit $7-B, a 20-year-plus low. By 3 April, the greatest calendar migration in the 100-year-plus history of the movie business was complete as virtually all major summer tentpoles relocated amid the coronavirus pandemic in a mega-game of dominoes that […]

F1: Ferreri’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Still on Mission

F1: Ferreri’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Still on Mission

$RACE A lot has changed since Sebastian Vettel won titles with Red Bull Racing and set himself the goal of winning with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). There have been a lot of mistakes, but he is not ready to give up his mission to win a championship with The Scuderia. Contract negotiations are ongoing. Ferrari is the […]

Hollywood Giants Launch Streaming Media

Hollywood Giants Launch Streaming Media

$DIS $CMCSA $NFLX $AAPL The Hollywood coronavirus shutdown happened just as Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. were getting their streaming products off the ground, each spend billions of dollars on new content. Disney+ and Apple TV+ both launched in November, while Comcast’s NBCUniversal is introducing its Peacock service on 15 April. Quibi, a startup created by […]

Film Academy Pledges $6-M to Help Industry Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

Film Academy Pledges $6-M to Help Industry Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

The $6-M donation will be split between the The Actors Fund, the MPTF and the Academy Foundation. Notably, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives out more than just Oscars. Friday, Hollywood’s elite organization announced that it will be donating $6-M to “help support motion picture employees and their families facing severe financial […]

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 […]

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