Trump’s Support For Fox News Takes a Turn

Trump’s Support For Fox News Takes a Turn

Last month Donald Trump watched Fox News lob what he called “softball questions” at a Democratic lawmaker. The US president then delivered a crisp smackdown of his favorite network: “Fox sure ain’t what it used to be.” After years of often fawning coverage by Fox, particularly from its pro-Trump anchors like Sean Hannity, the commander […]

President Trump on the Trade Deal, “China might wait till after the Election hoping to get another Dope or Stiff”

President Trump on the Trade Deal, “China might wait till after the Election hoping to get another Dope or Stiff”

FLASH: The morning after appearing on Fox News for his interview with host Sean Hannity, President Trump blasted the network for a poll it conducted that showed he trails former Vice President Joe Biden in the Y 2020 race. Friday, President Trump said that he would not be surprised if China held out until after the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

$FOX, $FOXA, $DIS Fox Corp. debuted on the NAS Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media business after the $71-B sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s film and television assets to Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) The company appointed former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of F1 Group Chase Carey […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

Now the chances of the UK leaving the EU are “50-50’’ if Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in January, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in an interview Sunday. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it much more than 50-50,” the veteran campaigner for […]

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: ‘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 […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Denies Being Replaced By James Murdoch Chairman

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Denies Being Replaced By James Murdoch Chairman

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Denies Being Replaced By James Murdoch Chairman $TSLA Elon Musk is scared to death of James Murdoch, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) deposed Chairman Elon Musk denied a report that James Murdoch is the “favorite” candidate to replace him as Chairman of Tesla. CEO Musk Tweeted a reply to a FT article that just […]

James Murdoch to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman?

James Murdoch to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman?

James Murdoch to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman? $TSLA, $FOX, $DIS Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. CEO James Murdoch is the lead candidate to replace Elon Musk as Tesla Inc. Chairman, The FT reported Wednesday Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Mr. Musk reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange (SEC) regulators last month in which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump, “I Only Destroy Careers of Republicans Who Say Bad Things”

President Trump, “I Only Destroy Careers of Republicans Who Say Bad Things”

President Trump, “I Only Destroy Careers of Republicans Who Say Bad Things” Saturday, US President Donald Trump said he only destroys the career of Republican lawmakers after they say bad things about him, “and you fight back and they go down the tubes and that’s OK.” “A couple of them,” President Trump said during a rally in […]

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame $TWX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $CMCSA ‘A Quiet Place’ reclaimed the No. 1 spot in its 3rd weekend, as ‘Rampage’ became the weekend’s Top worldwide grosser. STX Entertainment’s I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer’s latest DOA at $16.2-M from 3,440 locations at the domestic box office at the […]

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open $TWX, $IMAX, $VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $SNE Friday afternoon, pundits were saying that New Line’s Rampage appeared DOA at the US box office, with 1st projections suggesting the $120-M tentpole movie might not earn much more than $28-M in its launch. But hang on, thanks to the star power […]

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Won Easter

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’  Won Easter

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Won Easter $TWX, $IMAX, $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX The sci-fi adventure marks director Steven Spielberg’s biggest opening in 10 years with $41-M, and Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ placed #2 with $17-M for the holiday weekend.   The sci-fi adventure also marks Director Spielberg’s biggest domestic bow since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom […]

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’ $DIS, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE The faith-based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beats ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Love, Simon.’ Black Panther continued to make history in its 5th outing at the domestic box office with a $27-M take becoming only the 7th film ever to cross the […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame $DIS, $FOX, $SNE Jennifer Lawerence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ debuts to $17-M, as Bruce Willis’s ‘Death Wish’ takes in an estimated $13-M. Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Black Panther, which amassed another $65.7-M in its 3rd frame to past the $500-M mark in North America and earn nearly $900-M […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Movie from 2oth Century Fox in the Works

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Movie from 2oth Century Fox in the Works

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Movie from 2oth Century Fox in the Works $RACE, $F, $FOX James Mangold to direct Ford Vs. Ferrari movie for Fox Monday, Variety reported that director James Mangold has set up another project at 20th Century Fox with an untitled “Ford Vs. Ferrari” feature film about the creation of the world’s fastest racing cars. […]

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M $SNE, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $CBS In the US, Super Bowl Weekend is one of the quietest frames of the year in terms of movie-going. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has scored again, reclaiming the Top 1 spot in its 7th outing at the North American box […]

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest $SNE, $FOXA Christian Bale’s ‘Hostiles’ get to the Top 5 after expanding nationwide, while overseas, ‘Maze Runner’ sprints to $105.5-M world wide. Maze Runner: The Death Cure sprinted to the top of box office in its domestic debut over the weekend, unseating Jumanji: […]

FLASH: Disney, Fox Deal Made $52.4-B 

FLASH: Disney, Fox Deal Made $52.4-B 

FLASH :Disney, Fox Deal Made $52.4-B $DIS, $FOXA Walt Disney Co. agreed to a $52.4-B deal to acquire much of the global empire that media baron Rupert Murdoch assembled over three decades, from a fabled Hollywood studio to Europe’s largest satellite-TV provider to one of India’s most-watched channels. Holders of Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) […]

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Fox Bid Gains Momentum

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Fox Bid Gains Momentum

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Fox Bid Gains Momentum $DIA, $FOX, $AMZN, $NFLX Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FOX) media empire. The Murdoch Family, which controls Fox, prefers a deal with Disney because it would rather be paid in Disney than Comcast stock, and expects a potential […]

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M $DIS, $FOX, $AMZN Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake opened at speciality box office in NY and LA Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ also faring well in its debut at the specialty box office as awards season heats up. Nothing […]

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown $C, $AAPL, $FOX, $TWTR Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal was arrested Saturday in a sweeping anti-corruption initiative. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the country’s royal family and an investor in Fox Apple, CitiGroup (NYSE:C) and other gian companies, was arrested Saturday in […]

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide $CBS, $FOX, $DIS, $CMCSA Player protests and concussions have driven away fans. Television networks are running out of excuses for the falling popularity of the National Football League (NFL). They blamed the Election for ratings declines last year, and hurricanes for a soft week 1 in September. Protests […]

Expecting DOJ to Release Anti-Trump Fake Fusion Dossier Payor

Expecting DOJ to Release Anti-Trump Fake Fusion Dossier Payor

Expecting DOJ to Release Anti-Trump Fake Fusion Dossier Payor $FB, $CBS, $CMCSA, $TWX, $FOX President Donald Trump slammed the Russia investigation and the media Saturday, calling on the US Justice Department (DOJ) to disclose who paid for the unsubstantiated dossier after Fusion GPS officials invoked the Fifth Amendment before Congress. Here are his Twitter posts: […]

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office:  ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opened the Friday the 13th weekend alongside the horror film. In another win for the horror genre, the film is killin off the competition at the domestic box office for […]

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $HAS, $FDX Strong reviews plus an A-CinemaScore, had director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 sequel placing #1 on a soft movie-going weekend The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Y 1982 cult classic grossed $31.5-M from 4,058 theaters, a soft start for a movie that cost […]

Once “Hot” Blonde TV News Anchor Megyn Kelly on THW’s ‘Losers List’

Once “Hot” Blonde TV News Anchor Megyn Kelly on THW’s ‘Losers List’

Once “Hot” Blonde TV News Anchor Megyn Kelly on THW’s ‘Losers List’ $FOX, $CMCSA, $CBS Megyn Kelly made the wrong column of The Hollywood Reporter’s early Fall TV show Winners & Losers, with her weak debut week described in the press, as falling short of anything important at all. Based on premiere week ratings released by […]

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: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $VIA Kingsman: The Golden Circle topped in NA at the weekend, grossing $39-M from 4,003 theaters, the sequel scored 1 of the best openings for September, as well as came in ahead of the first Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2-M). The big letdown was Warner Bros., […]

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: ‘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: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M $DIS, $VIA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX Memorial Day revenue at the North American box office posted to its lowest marks in almost 20 years. Overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ from Disney (NYSE:DIS) posted a $208.4-M debut. Pirates of the […]

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M $DIS, $FOX, $TWX ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ DOA, YA film adaptation ‘Everything, Everything’ lures young girls. Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came in behind expectations at the domestic box office at the weekend with a $36-M take from 3,760 theaters for 1st place. […]

Rupert Murdoch, “Fox is getting record ratings”

Rupert Murdoch, “Fox is getting record ratings”

Rupert Murdoch, “Fox is getting record ratings” $FOX, $FOXA “Fox News is getting record ratings, and so I’m not worried at all,” Rupert Murdoch told a BBC reporter. Despite dealing with sexual harassment allegations and recent exits of big names at the network, Rupert Murdoch insists “nothing is happening at Fox News.” A BBC reporter […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally $CMCSA, $AMZN, $FOX, $DWA, $DIS, $SNE The 8th installment in the franchise surpassed the previous worldwide record launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Universal’s Fast and the Furious, aka Furious 8, franchise is showing no signs of running out of gas […]

The ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Ratings +20% on Back of Controversy

The ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Ratings +20% on Back of Controversy

The ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Ratings +20% on Back of Controversy $FOX Bill O’Reilly’s ratings for his Fox News program are up 20% over the last week, including after the NY-T’s published a report about sexual harassment lawsuit settlements. “The O’Reilly Factor” led all cable news programs Tuesday, averaging 628,000 adults ages 25 to 54, the targeted […]

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening $DWA, $FOXB, $DIS, $TWX, $LGF, $SNE ‘Ghost in the Shell’ bowed to $19-M domestically, as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tops international box office with an additional $66.5-M take. DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby proved to be the boss. The Fox (NASDAQ:FOXB) release took in an estimated […]

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally $FOX, $IMAX, $LGF, $CMCSA The Shack’ guides faith-based audiences; among Oscar winners, ‘Moonlight’ is shining after its best picture nod, enjoying its biggest weekend to date, as  ‘La La Land’ nears $400-M globally. Logan opened huge overseas, debuting to a near-record $152.5-M from 81 markets for a […]

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: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA $CMSCA, $FOX, $SNE, $LGF, $AMZN, $VIA Gold’ is worst wide opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career in a leading role, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ lead the pack of Oscar Best-Picture contenders enjoying a bump from the Statue Noms. A Dog’s Purpose came in behind […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M $CMCSA , $IMAX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $TWX Over this Inauguration Weekend ‘The Founder’ and ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ faltered, ‘Xander Cage’ won the foreign race with $50.5-M and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crossee $1-B globally. Horror ruled the Inauguration Weekend domestic box office. […]

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost $DIS, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF Several titles launched Christmas Day, others are expanding nationwide, including ‘La La Land,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Live by Night’ and ’20th Century Women.’ Lucasfilm and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed an estimated $15-M on Saturday from […]

Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings

Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings

Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX US President Elect Donald Trump’s candidacy gave Fox News, CNN and MSNBC their best ratings year ever, with each outlet posting record-breaking numbers Fox News (NASDAQ:FoX) topped its cable rivals in Y 2016, finishing as the most-watched basic cable network in both primetime and total […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M $DIS, $TWX, $FOX, $AMZN Fox Searchlight (NASDAQ:FOX) opened Jackie in five theaters to $275,000 for a per-screen average of $55,000. The film, starring Natalie Portman and is gathering awards buzz, was bought by Searchlight at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Fantastic Beasts and Where […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA $DIS, $FOX, $SNE  ‘Allied’ and ‘Bad Santa 2’ also opened over Thanksgiving to mixed returns. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Moana marked 1 of the best 5-day Thanksgiving showings of all time with $81.1-M from 3,875 theaters, enough to best holdover Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, […]

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 […]

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally $DIS, $IMAX, $DWA, $CMCSA, $FOX Doctor Strange opened to $85-M from 3,882 theaters at the North American box office, adding another franchise to the expanding Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at $325.4-M. Overseas, the film […]

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office:  Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut $TWX, $CMCSA, $FOX The film’s better-than-expected showing is a testament to Mr. Affleck’s star status; ‘Kevin Hart: What Now’ is also pulling in strong numbers,’Max Steel’ tanks and ‘The Birth of a Nation” tanks. Ben Affleck’s action-thriller The Accountant is headed for a better-than-expected $25-M debut […]

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M $CMCSA, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M. Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer […]

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $59.6-M, ‘Ice Age 5’ DOA $21-M $CMCSA, $FOX, $VIA, $AMZN, $LGF, $TWX Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary Clinton doc cracked the Top 10 in its nationwide expansion and ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ won over older women in its limited debut. Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond took in a strong […]

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M $CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX Family audiences cannot to get enough of animated family films about animals it seems. Zac Efron and Adam Devine’s ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ beat expectations with a $16.6-M domestic opening Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets debuted to […]

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings

LTN Looks At US Entertainment Giant’s Quarterly Earnings $CMCSA, $DWA, $DIS, $FOX, $TWX, $VIA, $CBS, $SNE Strong advertising trends and signs of improved pay TV subscriber momentum will be Key trends when big Hollywood report their latest Quarterly earnings over the next 1 weeks, according to Wall Street analysts. And that could mean that film […]