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Weekend box office

1. The MEG - $44M
2. Mission Impossible Fallout - $20M
3. Christopher Robin - $12M
4. Slender Man - $11M
5. BlackkKlansman - $10M...
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Interesting changes in the Oscars telecast announced by @AMPAS.

The big question to be answered is whether a shorter telecast will translate to...
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Tracking the numbers - Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reports that home entertainment spending for 1H 18 increased by 9% over ‘17 to $11.26B... Show more

Our latest newsletter, pertinent to today’s media biz, Democratization, personalization, monetization: the voracious appetite for content was... Show more

Attending AI for Media and Entertainment webinar from @VFXSociety, @Nvidia @DigitalDomainDD. AI will impact the entertainment industry in profound... Show more

Tracking the numbers - a report entitled All-Screen Streaming TV Census Report Q2 2018 from @Conviva and reported on Tech Crunch, streaming more... Show more

Tracking the numbers - DOL report - The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate came in at 3.9%,... Show more

Trekking to the cloud - the all important broadband access and speeds has been a topic that is important for the way we all watch and in many cases,... Show more

Apple’s market cap at the close of the market today is over $1 Trillion. Amazing.

Tracking the numbers - the ADP jobs report is out today. 219K private new jobs created vs. estimated 185K.

Tracking the numbers - the business channels (and lots of others) are on the Apple $1 Trillion watch. When Apple stock hits a little over $203, its... Show more

Future of Film: Global disruption, rewards & challenges – formats, streamers eSports & new tech panel at Digital Hollywood Fall is now set. Great... Show more

Amidst a potential implosion of MoviePass, AMC Theatres announces that 175,000 have subscribed to its 3 movies a week pass that sells for $19.95 a... Show more

When one thinks of smart and disruptive, one thinks of @cheddar.

@CNBC created the financial biz sector only to be beaten in ratings by...
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Tracking the numbers - in order to be viable from a business point of view, there must be reliable data from which decisions are made. This is... Show more

Weekend box office:

#1 Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $61m (highest opening of the 6 in the series) + $92M int’l w $24M in Korea
#2 Mamma Mia! Here We...
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Streaming media announcement - AwsomenessTV acquired by Viacom, a company that needs to continue to reinvent itself. It reportedly paid $25M for a... Show more

Ratings roundup - MLB All Star game, although #2 for the week, was the lowest ever on broadcast coming in at 8.7M. The Spanish language stream... Show more

Fox shareholders vote today regarding being acquired by Disney.

Tracking the numbers - Q2 GDP in the US came in at 4.1%, on estimate. ~2/3 of GDP is driven by consumer spending, reinforcing the many high consumer... Show more