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 […]

Archer’s President, Michael Selsman, Discovers Extraordinary Writer-Director From Australia

Archer’s President, Michael Selsman, Discovers Extraordinary Writer-Director From Australia

$AEMC Michael Selsman, President of Archer Entertainment Media Communications (OTC:AEMC) has uncovered a 28-year old Australian Writer-Director, Brandon Lee. Lee, who is from Sydney, is now in Hollywood, where he has written three independent film screenplays in production: The Blue Fernanda, Phantoms of Peru and The Recruit. Mr. Selsman, who was formerly a personal manager, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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