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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ 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: ‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018 Cinemas have been banned in the Kingdom since the early 1980’s Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas Monday, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East. The first theatres could start showing […]

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $TWX Hollywood continues to battles sequel fatigue as War for the Planet of the Apes at the North American box office, but winning the weekend with an estimated $56.5-M from 4,022 theaters. ‘Wish Upon’ DoA, while ‘The Big Sick’ placed #5 in […]

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America $SNE, $DIS, $AMZN, $LGF, $CMCSA Spidey has returned home in style. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ reboot posts the 3rd-best opening of the year so far behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opened to $117-M from 4,348 […]

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger $AMC, $CKEC Chinese-owned AMC Entertainment Holdings is on course to become the world’s biggest theater chain. AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) has jumped another hurdle to becoming the world’s largest exhibitor. Chinese-owned AMC, the 2nd-largest US theater chain, Tuesday secured shareholder approval from Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ:CKEC) for its amended […]

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]