Saturday, June 15, 2024

Business

Disney’s Pixar Comes Roaring Back with $62 Million Opening for “Inside Out 2” — $150 Mil Predicted!

We have a winner. Disney Pixar's "Inside Out 2" will hit somewhere in the vicinity of $140 million tomorrow for its opening weekend. The sequel to the 2015 hit, "Inside Out,"...

Google Killed the Media Biz: Friday Layoffs, Buyouts at Daily Beast Hollywood Reporter, The Sun, Canada Media

Google -- and AI -- are doing as predicted -- killing oft the media business. Yesterday there were a lot of layoffs again, all top...

Disney Animates the Box Office, “Inside Out 2” Has Stunning $13 Million Preview Night

"Inside Out 2" is going to save the movie business. Last night, Disney's sequel to the hit "Inside Out" scored $13 million in previews. The...

Book Publishing in Crisis as Self-Help, Airport Fiction Dominate Amazon, Literary Publishers Fired

UPDATED You have to go all the way down to number 81 on Amazon's bestseller list to find a book by a "literary" writer. That...

The New Yorker Blows the Whistle on Google, and They’re Not Alone

Little by little, there is growing anger at Google for their mistreatment of small websites. Since last September, Google traffic has dropped by 75% as...

“Barbie” Movie Gets a Shocking Unofficial Tie-In from Russian Rifle Maker at NRA Convention

Last summer, the movie "Barbie" was the talk of the town. It made hundreds of millions at the box office and sold tons of...

WSJ: Paramount Merger Talks with Skydance Have “Stopped” On Brink of Vote

UPDATING: Jessica Tonkel of the Washington Post says talks to merge Shari Redstone's National Amusements aka Viacom, the company that owns Paramount and CBS,...

Slapshot! Big Saturday Night Propels Will Smith’s “Bad Boys” to $56 Million Weekend

Will Smith triumphed this weekend, overcoming the stigma of his famous Oscar slap. Will's "Bad Boys Ride or Die" scored a whopping $56 million from...

Box Office: Will Smith Slap Happy with $15 Mil Friday, $21 Mil Opening for “Bad Boys”

Will Smith's around the world tour paid off last night at the box office. "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" earned around $15 million on Friday....

Taylor Swift Breaks 4 Million Mark with “Tortured Poets,” 7th Week at Number 1

Taylor Swift is the gift that keeps on giving. Her "Tortured Poets Department" is number 1 for the 7th week in a row. Total sales are...

Will Smith Slapped with $5.8 Million Reality After Two Nights of Previews: Halcyon Days Over

Will Smith has been slapped with reality. His "Bad Boys Ride or Die" made $5.8 million on Thursday including dozens of Wednesday showings across the...