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: ‘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: ‘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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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, […]

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: 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: 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 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: ‘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 […]

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: ‘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 […]

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: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout

Box Office: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout

Box Office: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout $DIS, $FOXA, $VIA, $LGF Solo: A Star Wars Story, in its 2nd frame, continued to fade. The space adventure from Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm took in $29.3-M in North America, down 65% from the $84.7-M in claimed in its 1st outing. The […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

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: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’ $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $SNE Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ barks at the specialty box office. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a mild $28-M from 2,850 theaters over the weekend. Overall revenue for the weekend was down 37% […]

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: ‘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: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend $DIS, $TWX, $LGF The 1st 2 weekends of December are always quiet in terms of major releases as the studios gear up for the year-end deluge of Holiday titles. Disney and Pixar’s Coco stayed # 1 in its 3rd frame, taking in another $18.3-M and bringing the film’s […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open $DIS, $IMAX, $AMZN, $LGF Sequel ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ DOA, while Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ soars at the specialty box office; globally, ‘Thor’ take $427-M worldwide. At a time  when many tentpole franchise movies have stalled Thor: Ragnarok is wielding nothing short of a Golden Hammer at the […]

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M $LGF, $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘Geostorm’ and ‘Only the Brave’ DOA at Domestic Box Office Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween had no trouble scaring up a #1 finish in its big-screen debut over the weekend with $21.7-M from 2,388 theaters. The biggest box […]

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 […]

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: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA $VIA, $TWX, $CBS, $LGF ‘American Assassin’ beat ‘mother!’ that earned an F CinemaScore and marked the worst wide opening of Jennifer Lawrence’s career with $7.5-M. Director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ came DOA in it NA box-office debut, grossing an estimated $7.5-M from 2,368 theaters […]

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US $TWX, $LGF ‘It’, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel shattered records, marking the biggest opening ever for a horror film But, ‘Home Again’ stalls, while Charlie Sheen drama ‘9/11′ is DOA New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ It, grossed $117.2-M from 4,103 theaters in […]

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA $LGF, $TWX, $SNE None of the new offerings cleared more than $5-M, so holdover ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ beat ‘Leap’ and ‘The Birth of a Dragon’ to win the weekend with $10-M. Domestic box office revenue fell to its lowest level since the days following the 9/11 terrorist […]

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens Slow Weekend with $35-M $TWX, $AMC, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $VIA This is another slow weekend at the box office, as ‘The Nut Job 2’ misses and holdovers  ‘The Dark Tower’ and ‘Detroit’ continue to fall. Warner Bros./New Line’s R-rated prequel Annabelle: Creation posted $35-M from 3,502 theaters in its domestic […]

 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 […]

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road $CMCSA,  $SNE,  $DIS,  $TWX,  $AMZN,  $LGF Popcorn entry, ‘Despicable Me 3’ came in behind expectations, as ‘Baby Driver’ banked $30-M on its launch, Will Ferrell’s ‘The House’ is one of the worst openings of the fading comedian’s career. Despicable Me […]

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M $DIS,  $TWX,  $LGF,  $CMCSA,  $SNE Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Cars 3 dominated the  North American box office at the weekend Mandy Moore shark thriller ’47 Meters Down’ beats the R-rated female comedy ‘Rough Night,”Wonder Woman’ approaches $600-M globally Cars 3 drove to […]

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE

Trading Hollywood DIS, LGF, SNE Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE:LGF), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)   comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 7, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX ‘The Circle,’ starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, comes in # 4 with $9.3-M; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts off overseas with $101-M a week ahead of its domestic debut. In an unexpected upset, How to Be a Latin […]

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: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $LGF ‘Beauty’ seeing $700-M worldwide as March revenue crosses a record $1-B in North America; elsewhere, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) space horror-thriller ‘Life’ loses gravity and Warner Bros.’ ‘CHIPS’ DOA. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action remake of the classic Y […]

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally $DIS,$TWX,$FOXB,$CMCSA,$LGF,$SNE Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast opened at the weekend to $170-M from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office. Overseas, the update of the classic musical earned $180-M for a global take of $350-M The $160-M tentpole is another win for Disney, where […]

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6-M for a global take of $142.6-M, ‘Logan’ falls to # 2 as it pasted $150-M in the US and $430-M worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island debuted bigger than expected in […]

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: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Collide,’ opened outside the Top 10; overseas, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ astounds in China with a record $94.3-M launch. Jordan Peele’s unique, race-conscious horror film Get Out peeled off an impressive $30.5-M debut at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX, $LGF ‘The Great Wall’ crumbles in its US debut, and the psychological thriller ‘A Cure for Wellness’ was DOA. Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, was the biggest disappointment, considering it cost a hefty $150-M to produce and was supposed to […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M $TWX, $IMAX, $LHF  ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ wins with the Men with a $30-M debut. S&M themed ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  Driven by the  Ladies Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day weekend box-office race with $55.6-M from 4,088 theaters, the Top […]

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. […]

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $IMAX, $CBS ‘Hidden Figures’ easily wins the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with $26-M, ‘La La Land’ enjoys a big Golden Globes bump and ‘Rogue One’ approaches $1-B world wide. Notably it is only the 2nd time in […]

Lionsgate”s (NYSE:LGF) “La La Land” Sweeps 7 Golden Globe Awards

Lionsgate”s (NYSE:LGF) “La La Land” Sweeps 7 Golden Globe Awards

Lionsgate”s (NYSE:LGF) “La La Land” Sweeps 7 Golden Globe Awards $LGF The modern musical romance feature film “La La Land” miraculously made its all seven nominations to real awards at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, on Sunday night. Directed by 31-year-old Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” won all its […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BIIB, $FDX, $LGF, $RRTS Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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 […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA $DIS, $IMAX, $LGF, $VIA ‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M $DIS, $TWX, $AMZN, $LGF Disney Animation Studios’ (NYSE:DIS) Moana topped a relatively quiet weekend at the North American box office with $18.8-M from 3,875 theaters in its 3rd winning frame. The only new film opening nationwide was Paramount’s Office Christmas Party, an ensemble comedy earning […]

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: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M $DIS, $LGF, $SNE Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’ opens to $20.6-M, Relativity’s 1st major release post-bankruptcy, ‘Masterminds,’ DOA, while Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ nationwide expansion uneventful. Tim Burton’s kid-friendly fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opened to $28.5-M from 3,522 theaters at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M $AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE, $TWX Animated family offering ‘Storks’ places # 2 with a $21.8-M debut, ‘Queen of Katwe debuts at the specialty box office. Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven opened to $35-M from 3,674 theaters, placing # 1 in North America. Magnificent Seven […]

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame $TWX, $LGF Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s biographical drama Sully continues fly high in its 2nd weekend at the US box office. New openings, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, came in behind expectations with $9.7-M and $8.2-M, respectively. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as […]

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, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $LGF Holdovers ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Sausage Party’ stay #1 and # 2, respectively, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ opened at the specialty box office, ‘Hell or High Water’ continues to impress. Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur DOA the […]

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’ $TWX, $LGF, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $CMCSA ‘Suicide Squad’ falls in its 2nd frame outing, as it approaches $500-M worldwide Sausage Party came in ahead of predictions to score the best opening for an R-rated comedy in at least a year with $33.6-M from 3,103 theaters. Originality paid off big […]

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: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening

Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening

Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening $AMZN, $LGF Gerald Molen, the Academy Award winning producer of Schindler’s List, at a screening of a film slamming Hillary Clinton, compared conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to Oskar Schindler, the protagonist in the Steven Spielberg-directed film about a man who save Jews during the Holocaust. […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically $DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $TWX Finding Dory posted the biggest North American box office opening ever for an animated film, action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ opened to a solid $34.5-M. 13 years after Finding Nemo hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) sequel Finding Dory made a record splash at […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences $DIS, $LGF When The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) executives Monday and pored over the weekend box-office returns, they were delighted +, as Jon Favreau’s  ‘The Jungle Book’ Scores Huge $103.6-M in its US debut, and took $291-M globally Favreau’s live-action/CGI hybrid lured all age groups, not […]