Op-Ed: AEMC CEO Michael on the State of the Movie Business Today and Going Forward

Op-Ed: AEMC CEO Michael on the State of the Movie Business Today and Going Forward

$AEMC, $DIS, $CMCSA, $LGF “The movie business as we have know it for the past 2 decades is dying, but that has not stopped Archer’s plan to make films, as the paradigm is shifting,” — Michael Selsman, President of Archer Entertainment Media Communications (OTC:AEMC). “Franchise fatigue is killing the movies, as movies for 12 year-old […]

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 # […]

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 […]

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: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA $DIS, $CMCSA, $SNE, $FOXA. $VIA, $TWX Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the Big Winners of the Holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table Alexander Payne’s Downsizing and Father Figures came DOA. Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi is pacing to gross […]

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?) with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M $TWX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX According to the estimates Sunday, horror blockbuster It narrowly beat Kingsman: The Golden Circle and American Made starring Tom Cruise, with $17.3-M, compared to an estimated $17-M for the other 2 films. The official order will not be known until Monday morning when final weekend takes […]

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA $SNE,  $CMCSA, $FOX Overall, moviegoers ignored the new box-office offerings this weekend. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) The Dark Tower based on Stephen King’s fantasy novel series topped at # 1 with $19.5-M in North America Detroit, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, came DOA, grossing a mere $7.25-M at […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF, $SNE De Niro’s not so funny ‘The Comedian’ also DOA this weekend, ‘La La Land’ tops $268-M globally. M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller Split stayed on Top of the North American box office for a 3rd frame running with $14.6-M from […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA $TWX, $DIS, $DWA, $VIA, $FOX, $SNE Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ and the Miles Teller boxing biopic ‘Bleed for This’ and R-rated teen drama ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ were DOA ‘Fantastic Beasts’ debuted to $143.3-M for a $218.3-M global launch. Warner Bros.’ a unit […]

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M $SNE, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA Tom Cruise’s Never Go Back followed at #2 with $23-M from 3,780 theaters, in what box-office observers describe as a decent start. The horror prequel ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ opens with solid numbers, comedy ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’ DOA,  ‘Moonlight’ marks […]

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1 $TWX, $IMAX, $SNE, $LGF Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M,  ‘The Disappointments Room,’  DOA. Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top […]

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $TWX, $LGF In North America, Summer 2016 domestic revenue ends in unchanged from last year’s $4.48-B, thought attendance is down 3%. The victor of the weekend overseas was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The sci-fi franchise installment topped the foreign chart with […]

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’ $TWX, $SNE, $CBS, $LGF Southside With You, chronicling US President Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Robinson’s Obama 1st date, DOA, specialty title ‘Hell or High Water’ finding audience on expansion. Psychological horror-thriller Don’t Breathe posted $10-M Friday from 3,501 theaters Friday for a $22-M weekend […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend $DIS, $CMCSA Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ DOA in North America over the July 4th weekend, ‘Legend of Tarzan’ in trouble, ‘The Purge: Election Year’ rallies. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Finding Dory is the champ of the long holiday weekend at #1 in its 3rd frame. The weekend box office is […]

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 […]