Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX, $CNK, $AMC B. Riley FBR’s analyst says that will “pressure” film theater stock valuations until mid-2020 before the group “begins to see some love” from investors. With Frozen 2 ringing in the all-important final stretch of the box-office year, Hollywood’s eyes are on whether year-end tentpole releases can help make up the […]

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

$LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $DIS, $AMZN ‘Doctor Sleep‘ snoozed in $14.1-M, ‘Playing With Fire‘ Topped ‘Last Christmas‘ in the weeknd’s 2nd upset. Veterans Day weekend is light at the NA box office as the new movies disappointed. The World War II epic Midway may have topped the chart with a better-than-expected $17.5-M from 4,086 theaters in a surprise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Market Overreacts to “Trade War Theater”

This Market Overreacts to “Trade War Theater”

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks advanced for 3rd day running, driving S&P 500 back above its 50-Day MA, a Key technical mark. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller warns that the US-China trade war is not over from disrupting financial markets just because stocks rallied after diving earlier in the week. “I think […]

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: ‘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  $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: ‘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: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open $FOXA, $DIS, $VIA Superheroes dominate the box office Over is past weekend as Fox’s Deadpool 2 opened to $125-M domestically and $301-M globally after scoring the biggest foreign debut ever for an R-rated title. Playing in 4,349 theaters in North America, the widest release in Fox […]

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 […]

Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box

Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box

Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box $IMAX Imax Private Theatre is being marketed to the growing number of high-net-worth individuals in China and the Middle East.  Viewers get the highest-quality cinematic experience available, and they will also be able to watch new releases just as they open in theaters, this is a radical development for Hollywood. Imax […]