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 […]

Michael Selsman on the Fate of Hollywood’s Waning Box Office

Michael Selsman on the Fate of Hollywood’s Waning Box Office

$DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $AEMC “Sequels Signal Hollywood Box Office Misfortune, I Can Point to 16 YA Features that Flopped,” Michael Selseman. The bad news is: “Avengers: Endgame” did well, but the other sequels did not. Halfway through Summer, things are looking dreary. Ticket sales are 7% behind last year’s, according to Comscore, putting 1-H […]

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 […]

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Breaks All Records in $1.2-B Global Open

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Breaks All Records  in $1.2-B Global Open

$DIS, $IMAX FLASH: The film huge debut sets a new benchmark for how much the box office can expand. Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hammers lots records in its $1.2-B worldwide launch. The opening came in nearly $600-M ahead of the previous mark set a year ago by Avengers: Infinity War. The Superhero pic […]

Archer Entertainment’s (OTCMKT:AEMC) CEO Agrees with Steven Spielberg

Archer Entertainment’s (OTCMKT:AEMC) CEO Agrees with Steven Spielberg

$AEMC, $NFLX, $FB “We disagree, respectfully, with The Academy of Motion Pictures,” Michael Selsman Steven Spielberg’s plan to ask the Academy’s board of governors to vote for a new rule that would combat simultaneous awards-contender releases on streaming platforms and in movie theaters, saying in a statement that he wants everyone to have access to great […]

Box Office: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Tops Easter Weekend with $26.5-M

Box Office: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Tops Easter Weekend with $26.5-M

$DIS, $CMCSA, $TWX FLASH: Revenue for the Easter Holiday weekend hit its lowest mark in 14 years. The Curse of La Llorona opened ahead of expectations at the domestic box office, scaring up $26.5-M to win the weekend. Poor reviews did not hurt La Llorona, nor a B- CinemaScore. However, the R-rated film could not rescue […]

Film Look: Judy Dench Stars in ‘Red Joan’

Film Look: Judy Dench Stars in ‘Red Joan’

$LGF, $AEMC By Michael Selsman, CEO Archer Entertainment Media (AEMC) Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage, and her latest film role is way adrift from James Bond’s unflappable MI6 Spy Boss, M. In “Red Joan,” Ms. Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come knocking, […]

Film Review: Claire Denis’ “High Life”

Film Review: Claire Denis’ “High Life”

By Michael Selsman, CEO Archer Entertainment Media (AEMC) “Fascinating, arresting, and beautifully hypnotic” “I think my movies have a certain tenderness, a certain humanity, and that’s what counts for me,” so says director Claire Denis ‘High Life’ is a 2018 science fiction film written and directed by French director Claire Denis with Robert Pattinson and […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Earns $25-M’s to Hold #1 on the Chart

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Earns $25-M’s to Hold #1 on the Chart

$DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA New Line and DC’s Shazam! easily stayed #1 in its 2nd outing at the box office, earning $25.1-M from 4,306 theaters. Shazam! fell a 53%. The pic’s 10-Day domestic take stands at $94.9-M. Overseas, it also topped the chart with $35.9-M for $258.8-M globally. Universal’s Little beat DOA Hellboy with $15.5-M from 2,667 locations for […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Opens at $53.5-M, ‘Pet Sematary’ at $25-M, Best of Enemies DOA

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Opens at $53.5-M, ‘Pet Sematary’ at $25-M, Best of Enemies DOA

$VIA, $DIS, $CBS, $CMCSA The kid-friendly Shazam! Topped the weekend box office with $53.5-M from 4,217 cinemas in a 2nd consecutive win for the DC Superhero stable. Overseas, the $100-M movie is likewise off to a strong start, earning $102-M from 79 markets for a global weekend box office of $155.5 million. The pic, buoyed by […]

Goldman Sachs is Bullish Disney (NYSE:DIS) After the Fox Acquisition

Goldman Sachs is Bullish Disney (NYSE:DIS) After the Fox Acquisition

$DIS, $GS Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) has reinstated its coverage of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) with a Buy rating on the heels of its $65-B cash acquisition of Fox assets. The 142/share Goldman Sachs price target is more than 10% higher than the 127.50 consensus analyst target, and it represents an implied upside of 26% from […]

Film: ‘Ford Vs Ferrari’ Coming in November

Film: ‘Ford Vs Ferrari’ Coming in November

$DIS, $RACE, $F FLASH: Fox Film Vice Chairman Emma Watts said movies like the studio’s “Ford v. Ferrari” are “an endangered species.” Disney (NYSE:RACE) inherited the film earlier this month when it acquired 21st Century Fox, and Ms. Watts along with it to continue in her role as production President and 1 of the Top […]

Box Office: ‘Unplanned’ the Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Opens Strong with $6-M

Box Office: ‘Unplanned’ the Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Opens Strong with $6-M

$TWTR FLASH: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Reverses Ban of Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’ The R-rated pic scored the 2nd-best start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix; tracking had suggested it would only earn around $3-M. Garnering the coveted A+ CinemaScore, the controversial anti-abortion drama Unplanned opened to a strong $6.1-M from 1,059 theaters at the US box office despite […]

Exclusive: Interview with Author Michael Selsman on His New Book ‘Lost on the Yellow Brick Road’

Exclusive: Interview with Author Michael Selsman on His New Book ‘Lost on the Yellow Brick Road’

$AEMC FLASH: On the life and times of Judy Garland. Lost on the Yellow Brick Road, co-written by Michael Selsman and Michael Simpson, published by Troika Publishing Group, says that, “Judy Garland is the story of a woman in terror much of her life, who had obstacles to climb, pitfalls that may as well have […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M

$DIS, $CMCSA, $VIA, $CBS Us, the follow-up to ‘Get Out’ scored the 3rd-biggest horror opening of all time, while ‘Captain Marvel’ flew past $300-M in North America and $900-M globally. Us debuted to $70.3-M at the domestic box office over the weekend to scare up the 3rd-biggest horror opening ever. Overseas, Us took in $16.7-M from […]

THE 43RD HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE 43RD HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Hong Kong International Film Festival is 1 of Hong Kong’s largest cultural events, and as all film festivals, this is an event for those involved in the film industry, actors, directors, screenwriters, etc. and film enthusiasts and fans from all over the world. Sponsored by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, a non-profit […]

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ at #1 Flying to $760-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ at #1 Flying to $760-M Worldwide

$DIS $VIA, $CBS, $LGF, $FOX Captain Marvel stayed at #1 in its 2nd frame, earning another $69.3-M in North America and $119.7-M overseas for a worldwide box office take of $760.2-M. The 1st female-led superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) is assured of earning $1-B. In North America it declined 55%, males continued […]

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Take $153-M in US, $455-M World Wide

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Take $153-M in US, $455-M World Wide

$DIS, $IMAX Superheros rule the big screen these days, and biggest worldwide opening of all time for a female-fronted film is Captain Marvel, and the 2nd-largest for a comic book adaptation. Captain Marvel in it box office debut hauled in $455-M in worldwide ticket sales, including $153-M in NA In North America, Marvel and Disney’s […]

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Politicized Alex Trebek’s Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Politicized Alex Trebek’s Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

The Media Research Center has accused CNN’s Chris Cuomo of politicizing Alex Trebek’s cancer diagnosis by praising the “Jeopardy!” host for putting facts 1st during a time of “rampant truth abuse in our politics.” And he said it wearing a heavy mark of Ash Wednesday ashes, to remind everyone watching that he is an Italian-American […]

Cher Cannot Act & Does Not Like Men

Cher Cannot Act & Does Not Like Men

Director Peter Bogdanovich, 79 anni, hammered Cher, stating that she “can’t act” and “she doesn’t like men,” in an interview this week. He made the comments when asked about his experience working with Cher in the Y 1985 biopic “Mask.” “She did not trust anybody, particularly men,” Director Bogdanovich said. “That is why she is […]

Why We Started Archer Entertainment Media Company Again

Why We Started Archer Entertainment Media Company Again

$AEMC A decade ago, a group of us were engaged in manufacturing filmed entertainment under the title of Archer Entertainment Media Communications. It was a publicly traded Company – its trading symbol AEMC. It still is. There were more important subjects then to occupy us – politics, regional conflicts, questions about inoculations, and a subject […]

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes $30-M ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Sees $27-M

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes $30-M ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Sees $27-M

$LGF, $CMCSA, $FOX, $TWX, $IMAX ‘Greta’ struggles, as ‘Apollo 11’ blasts off and ‘Green Book’ gets post-Oscars bump at the box office. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral did well this weekend at the NA box office. The final installment in the 15-year-old franchise opened to $27-M, ahead of expectations. Madea Family Funeral marks the end of Director Perry’s […]

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes a $60-M Bow

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes a $60-M Bow

$CMCSA, $FOX FLASH: The Toothless Dragon turned around a slump at the 2019 North American box office. Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fighting With My Family’ pleased audiences in its domestic debut. DreamWorks Animation’s family offering How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World took off with $17.5-M Friday at the box office for a projected debut of $60-M or […]

Box Office: US Winter Revenue Hits 8-Year Lows

Box Office: US Winter Revenue Hits 8-Year Lows

$DIS, $SNE, $LGF, $TWX, $CMCSA, $FOX FlASH: Combined US ticket sales were down sharply, worst Presidents Day weekend in at least 14 years. Wall Street, and industry observers struggle with a downturn at the North American box office following a record-shattering Y 2018. Revenue for the 1st 7 weeks of y 2019 hit an 8 […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie 2’ Tops the List with $35-M, Cold Pursuit an Icy 3rd

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie 2’ Tops the List with $35-M, Cold Pursuit an Icy 3rd

$TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $CMCSA Liam Neeson’s ‘Cold Pursuit‘ took in $10.8-M and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part failed to wow audiences with only $35-M from 4,303 theaters. Warner Bros. expected the family-friendly sequel to click together $50 to 55-M in its NA launch. But a bad case of franchise fatigue set in on […]

Lessons From One of Hollywood’s “King and Queen Makers”, Christine Peters

Lessons From One of Hollywood’s “King and Queen Makers”, Christine Peters

$AEMC I had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Peters. Since Christine arrived in Los Angeles from London as Vice President of Foreign Sales and Distribution for the Intercontinental Releasing Corporation, Peters has worked her way up the ladder to her current post as head of CFP Productions, based on the Paramount lot, where she continues to […]

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

$CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX, $TWX, $SNE ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ opened weak at $7.3-M, ‘Serenity’ earned an even weaker $4.8-M to mark the worst opening of Anne Hathaway’s career and 1 of the worst for Matthew McConaughey. Glass in its 2nd weekend at the box office took $19-M from 3,844 theaters, putting the film’s 10-day […]

Michael Selsman’s New Judy Garland Book Promises the ‘Real’ Story of Judy’s Life.

Michael Selsman’s New Judy Garland Book Promises the ‘Real’ Story of Judy’s Life.

$AMZN, $BKS, $AEMC “Lost on the Yellow Brick Road,” by Michael Selsman, CEO of Archer Entertainment (OTCMKT:AEMC), co-authored, with Michael Simpson, published by Troika Publishing Group, is the story of a woman in terror much of her life, who had obstacles to climb, pitfalls that may as well have had knives at the bottom, fleeting […]

“Sex Games In Hollywood,” new book by Michael Selsman, author of “All Is Vanity”

“Sex Games In Hollywood,” new book by Michael Selsman, author of “All Is Vanity”

$AEMC, $AMZN, $BKS “Sex Games in Hollywood & Around the World” by Michael Selsman released worldwide by Troika Publishing Group. A new book by Michael Selsman, President of Archer Entertainment (OTCMKT:AEMC) and author of “All Is Vanity,” was released at the weekend by his publisher. “Sex Games in Hollywood & Around the World,” is now […]

Steven Machat’s ‘Spiritual Insomnia’ Big Seller Worldwide

Steven Machat’s ‘Spiritual Insomnia’ Big Seller Worldwide

$AEMC Steven Machat, entertainment producer, author and provocateur Archer Entertainment Media’s (OTCMKT:AEMC) music division head give the intro read to his latest book Spiritual Insomnia Mr. Machat is the author of 6 books, including “Gods, Gangsters & Honor,” and his latest, “Spiritual Insomnia.” Mr. Machat spent the last 40 years representing The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Ready […]

Hollywood Producer Christine Forsyth Peters Joins Archer Entertainment (OTCMKT:AEMC)

Hollywood Producer Christine Forsyth Peters Joins Archer Entertainment (OTCMKT:AEMC)

$AEMC Archer Entertainment Media Communications’ (OTCMKT:AEMC) President Michael Selsman announced Tuesday that Christine Forsyth Peters, head of CFP Productions and Marmont Lane Entertainment has joined legendary international music music producer Steven Machat in the company’s C-Suite. Ms. Peters has 3 feature films in pre-production. Notably, in Y 1991, she formed a partnership with legendary producer […]

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

$CMCSA, $DIS, $TWX, $VIA, $SNE, $FOX Japanese anime pic ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ surprises, while ‘The Upside’ keeps audiences laughing! M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is easily winning the long Holiday weekend at the box office with an estimated $47.1-M coming in behind expectations after middling audience scores and poor reviews. Financially, the movie is already in good […]

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

$TWX, $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘The Upside’ is a win for Kevin Hart and STXfilms; ‘Replicas’ marks a career worst for Keanu Reeves. Kevin Hart is proving his power at the box office again with the better-than-expected launch of The Upside. The dramedy beat Aquaman at the weekend with $19.6-M in a surprise victory. The Upside is also […]

Highest Paid Female Models of 2018

Highest Paid Female Models of 2018

1. Kendall Jenner Kendall started her career at the age of 14 years old. Today she is earning $22.5 million per year, this has put her as the highest paid model in the world. Not to mention the fact that she is already internationally recognizable. 2. Karlie Kloss Karlie began her career at the same […]

Legendary Entertainment Entrepreneur Joins Archer Entertainment

Legendary Entertainment Entrepreneur Joins Archer Entertainment

$AEMC Steven Machat, entertainment producer. author and provocateur has signed up with Archer Entertainment Media Corp. (OTCMKT:AEMC) to manufacture entertainment properties, including movies, television, and to head the firms music division. Mr. Machat, the author of 6 books, including “Gods, Gangsters & Honor,” and his latest, “Spiritual Insomnia.” Mr. Machat spent the last 40 years […]

Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ at $31-M; ‘Escape Room’ Opens at $18-M

Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ at $31-M; ‘Escape Room’ Opens at $18-M

Globally, the swimming Superhero film hits $940.7-M; ‘Bumblebee’ buzzes to $83-M overseas to top the foreign weekend chart. $TWX, $SNE, $DIS, $VIA Superheroes dominate at the box office, where Aquaman stayed atop the chart in its 3rd weekend running with a domestic take of $30.7-M, for a domestic take of $259.7-M and global box office of […]

Box Office: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ DOA, a $50-M+ Loser, ‘Aquaman’ Opens to $67-M; ‘Mary Poppins’ Flies Past ‘Bumblebee’

Box Office: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ DOA, a $50-M+ Loser, ‘Aquaman’ Opens to $67-M; ‘Mary Poppins’ Flies Past ‘Bumblebee’

$CMCSA, $TWX, $DIS, $VIA, $SNE, $AMZN, $FOX Robert Zemeckis’ dramedy starring Steve Carell came DOA on hammering by critics Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen came DOA at the weekend in its domestic box office debut with a scant $2.4-M from 1,191 cinemas marking the worst opening of Y 2018 for a major Hollywood studio release. The film […]

Box Office: ‘Spider-Verse’ Spins $35-M; ‘The Mule’ Opens Strong $17-M

Box Office: ‘Spider-Verse’ Spins $35-M; ‘The Mule’ Opens Strong $17-M

 Peter Jackson’s tentpole ‘Mortal Engines’ stalled. $SNE, $TWX, $CMCSA In another win for Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Marvel films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swung to $35.4-M in its domestic open the best December opening ever for an animated film laying the course for a strong run over the year-end holidays. Traditionally, most movies do noy score big mid-December openings. […]

Archer Entertainment Announces Film & Television Slate

Archer Entertainment Announces Film & Television Slate

$AEMC “The Movie Industry is one of most exciting and informative businesses in the world, a business where the revenue of a feature film, and its sequels, such as “Titanic,” “Star Wars,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Lord of the Rings” series can exceed 2 billion dollars, said, Michael Selsman, President of the production company. […]

Box Office: ‘Ralph 2’ Tops Pre-Holiday Weekend

Box Office: ‘Ralph 2’ Tops Pre-Holiday Weekend

Creed II’ strong, ‘Green Book’ gets boost from Golden Globe nominations  $DIS, $CMCSA, $VIA, $TWX, $IMAX For the 1st time ever, a pair of animated pictures; Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Grinch claimed the Top 2 spots at the box office for the 2nd weekend running, showing the buying power of the family. Disney Animation Studios’ (NYSE:DIS) Ralph 2 stayed […]

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF Family films dominate, as ‘The Grinch’ places #2 in its 4th outing, while the’The Possession of Hannah Grace’ only debuts to $6.5-M. Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet a big winner in its 2nd weekend, taking another $25.8-M […]

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M $DIS, $TWX, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE, $NFLX The Feast at the 2018 box office continued over the Thanksgiving Holiday as a pair of sequels: Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II drove record Holiday revenue at the North American box office. Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the Wednesday-Sunday […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut 

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut 

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA Mark Wahlberg’s comedy ‘Instant Family’ opened in 4th place with $14.7-M, followed by Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ with $12.3-M In North America, the Harry Potter spinoff  from Warner Brothers’ debuted to $ 62.2-M from 4,163 theaters, saw poor reviews and […]

Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Wins With $66-M; ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ DOA

Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Wins With $66-M; ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ DOA

Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Wins With $66-M; ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ DOA $CMCSA, $SNE, $FOX, $AMZN, $NFLX Christmas came early for Illumination and Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) as The Grinch, the 2nd big-screen adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale opened to $66-M from 4,414 North American theaters. Voiced this time out […]

Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Takes a $50-M Bow, ‘Nutcracker’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Takes a $50-M Bow, ‘Nutcracker’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Takes a $50-M Bow,’Nutcracker’ DOA $FOX, $DIS, $TWX, $CMCSA, $SNE Tyler Perry’s R-rated comedy ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ opens in 3rd spot. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is a box-office champion, rose to a $50-M launch in North America, the 2nd-biggest start of all time for a music biopic when adjusted for inflation. Overseas, the pic opened […]

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX,$IMAX, $SNE, $FOX, $AMZN Domestic October box-office revenue hits a record $790-M Thanks to Venom, A Star Is Born and now Halloween, domestic box office revenue has marked a record for the month, or $790-M, above the prior best set in Y 2014 at $757-M.A sequel to the classic […]

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List $CMCSA, $TWX, $SNE, $FOX, $AMZN Halloween marks the 2nd-best debut of all time for an R-rated horror film, as well as the 2nd biggest ever for the month of October. Trick or Treat took on a new meaning at the weekend box office, where Blumhouse […]

Box Office: ‘Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’ Out Pace ‘First Man’ Weak Open at $16.5-M

Box Office: ‘Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’ Out Pace ‘First Man’ Weak Open at $16.5-M

Box Office: ‘Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’ Out Pace ‘First Man’ Weak Open at $16.5-M $USMCA, $SNE, $TWX, $FOX, $AMZN, $NFLX ‘Venom’ Top’d the chart in its second outing with $35.7-M, while ‘A Star Is Born’ pulls in another $28-M. Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) critically acclaimed astronaut drama First Man sputtered in its box-office open, grossing […]

Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October

Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October

Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October $SNE, $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $FOX ‘Venom’ take $80-M ‘A Star Is Born’ takes $42.6-M Overseas, ‘Venom’ take $125.2-M for a global bite of $205.2-M, revenue in North America hits a record high for the month of October thanks to the combined power of the […]

Box Office: ‘Night School’ Books Open with $28-M

Box Office: ‘Night School’ Books Open with $28-M

Box Office: ‘Night School’ Books Open with $28-M $CMCSA, $TWX, $LGF, $CBS New animated pic ‘Smallfoot’ opens to $23-M, while National Geographic’s doc ‘Free Solo’ sees record-breaking numbers at the specialty box office ahead of ‘Old Man & the Gun.’ The comedy Night School laughed its way to the Top of the box-office chart, beating the overall […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the Star of the New Magnum, P.I.

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the Star of the New Magnum, P.I.

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the Star of the New Magnum, P.I. $RACE, $CBS The Ferrari 308GTS is back, but the detective’s main ride is now a 488, and he is no longer played by Tom Selleck. At the open of the reboot of Magnum P.I.Thomas Magnum races a Mercedes Unimog, destroys 2 Ferraris, jumps onto a […]

Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Rings $27-M; ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ DOA

Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Rings $27-M; ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ DOA

Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Rings $27-M; ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ DOA $SNE, $AMZN, $LGF., $TWX  Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life Itself’ and ‘Assassination Nation’ DOA too! ‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ win at the specialty box office. At the weekend 3 high-profile fall festival films opening nationwide came DOA the weekend box office: Michael Moore’s […]

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE, $VIA ‘White Boy Rick’ debuts to lite numbers, while Paul Feig’s black comedy ‘A Simple Favor’ . Shane Black’s reboot The Predator led the weekend at the domestic box office with $24-M, Top the chart but behind estimates from Fox marketing. Overseas the movie […]

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, 36 anni, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man” film franchises, has more than 62-M followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared. The star dropped out of sight in June when […]

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally $TWX, $VIA ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ edged out Jennifer Garner’s new action pic ‘Peppermint’ for the #2 spot; ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ passed the $700-M globally to become the Top-grossing title in the franchise. Continuing Warner Bros.’ , a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) […]

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Closes Summer Season with $28-M

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Closes Summer Season with $28-M

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Closes Summer Season with $28-M $TWX, $DIS, $VIA, $LGF ‘Operation Finale’ and ‘Searching’ open to solid numbers, SyFy action pic ‘Kin’ DOA, ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ tops overseas with $77.3-M China debut. Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians dominated the Labor Day box-office earning an estimated $28-M to boast the best gross for […]

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Take $25-M; ‘Happytime Murders’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Take $25-M; ‘Happytime Murders’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Take $25-M; ‘Happytime Murders’ DOA $DIS, $TWX, $IMAX ‘The Happytime Murders’ a career low for Melissa McCarthy in a lead role Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians took home $25-M in its 2nd frame almost as much as it earned in its 1st weekend and representing one of the best percentage holds […]

Box Office:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch

Box Office:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch

Box Office:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch $SNE, $TWX, $VIA Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ saw muted action, Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Dead on Arrival But, Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians led the weekend box office 3-day North American debut of $25.2-M and a 5-day open of $34-M. The Warner Bros. […]

Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Has Surprisingly Huge Bite With $44.5M U.S. Debut

Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Has Surprisingly Huge Bite With $44.5M U.S. Debut

Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Shark Movie Takes $44.5-M in US Debut $IMAX, $DIS, $VIA Warner Bros. shark film The Meg is its’ biggest North American box office opening YTD debuting to $96.8-M overseas for a global take of $141.3-M. Movie goers like Shark pics. The Meg beat all expectations in its domestic debut at the weekend […]

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M $VIA, $DIS, $LGF, $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA Christopher Robin’ opened to $25-M. ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’  with $12.3, and Dinesh D’Souza’s doc ‘Death of a Nation’ took $2.3-M Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout fell just 43% in its 2nd outing to $35-M from 4,395 North American theaters […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Must Rebound Sunday

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Must Rebound Sunday

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Must Rebound Sunday $RACE Unless Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel bounces back with a championship performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix this week, he risks heading into F1 Summer break adrift of Lewis Hamilton. Mr. Vettel should have been the racer in the ascendancy, but his crash out while leading the […]

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M $SNE, $DIS, $CMCSA, $AMZN Denzel Washington’s R-rated action sequel outgunned the $34.4-M debut of ‘Mamma Mia 2.’ In a Summer box-office upset, Sony’s R-rated The Equalizer 2 came in ahead of expectations to top the star-studded Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with an estimated $35.8-M launch in North America. […]

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper $SNE, $AMZN, $DIS, $CMCSA ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ opened to $44.1-M in the US, Topping out above ‘Skyscraper’ $25.5-M Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation placed #1 in North America with $44.1-M from 4,267 theaters, compared to $25.5-M from 3,782 theaters for Skyscraper.Overseas, Hotel Transylvania 3 likewise beat Skyscraper for the weekend with […]

Nick Loeb’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film Shooting in New Orleans

Nick Loeb’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film Shooting in New Orleans

Nick Loeb’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film Shooting in New Orleans $FB Producer/Writer/Director Nick Loeb and his production partner, Cathy Allyn, began shooting their pro-life feature film on 15 June in and around New Orleans. There has been little information about the filmmaker’s new project, except for some articles 5 weeks ago alleging that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) […]

Emily Abt & Bruce Hensel to Present Transgender Movie at Outfest

Emily Abt & Bruce Hensel to Present Transgender Movie at Outfest In 2004, SHOWTIME introduced viewers to the story of Rene and Jamie with the documentary THE OPPOSITE SEX, showing two brave people going through their long-awaited gender affirmation surgeries. BEYOND THE OPPOSITE SEX, premiering on SHOWTIME on Friday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT […]

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide $DIS, $CMCSA ‘The First Purge’ extracts $31-M, the new Whitney Houston documentary $1.3-M and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ becomes the Top-grossing doc YTD. Ant-Man and the Wasp crushed the competition at the weekend with $76-M, as Disney (NYSEDIS) and Marvel Studios stand up […]

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole at Silverstone

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole at Silverstone

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole at Silverstone $RACE Saturday, the  huge crowd on hand at Silverstone treated to the closest qualifying session of the 2018 F1 season, with the Top 3 drivers separated by just a 1/10th sec. And to their delight, it was home favorite Lewis Hamilton who delivered snatching the Pole position […]

Box Office: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark

Box Office:  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark

Box Office: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ruled in its 2nd frame, grossing $60-M in North America as it roars toward the $1-B mark at the global box office. The film will join the Billion-Dollar Club this week. […]

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend $CMCSA, $DIS, $FOXA,$TWX, $SNE ‘Jurassic World sequel takes the weekend, ‘Gotti’ DOA, and ‘Boundaries’ bit player, Peter Fonda made a fool of himself, he should know you do not do well in a PR dust up with President Trump. Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and […]

 Ford Vs Ferrari Le Mans Movie

 Ford Vs Ferrari Le Mans Movie

 Ford Vs Ferrari Le Mans Movie $RACE, $F A feature film telling the true story of Ford (NYSE:F) and Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) epic racing rivalry of the 1960’s has been in the works for a long time now. But with Director James Mangold attached and a new round of casting negotiations, a Variety report signals the Green Flag […]

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