Travis Clark, provided by Published 7:49 am CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 Sony The summer has been full of disappointing movie sequels that have failed to bring audiences into the theater, including the latest "X-Men" movie, "Dark Phoenix," and "Men in Black: International." And the box office is down compared to this time last year — 6% domestically and 4.7% worldwide. It raises the question: what movie franchises should Hollywood just retire already? The "X-Men" franchise is in a unique position. After the Disney-Fox merger, the X-Men will eventually get a fresh start in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which dominates the box office with movies like "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame." But not all franchises are as lucky, and some should take a long, long vacation. Below are seven movie franchises, ranked by how much Hollywood should put an end to them (box-office numbers are domestic and adjusted for inflation based on data from Box Office Mojo): 7. "Indiana … [Read more...] about 7 washed-up movie franchises that Hollywood should retire
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By Rex Crum | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 17, 2019 at 6:06 am When it comes to the streaming TV industry, one could make an argument that there is Netflix, and there is everyone else. Based solely on subscriber numbers, Netflix can make a solid case for that statement. Netflix finished 2018 with 139.3 million paid subscribers around the world, and 58.5 million of those subscribers in the United States. By contrast, Amazon doesn’t disclose subscriber figures for its Prime service, which includes access to Prime Video programming. Hulu said in January that it had 25 million paying subscribers. As part of its efforts to remain the king of the streaming TV mountain, Netflix has not been shy about spending like mad to acquire new content. The company laid out $12.04 billion in 2018 to buy and produce titles for its service — an amount that dwarfs the $8.9 billion in spent in 2017. Despite such spending, its prevalence in … [Read more...] about Will Netflix keep streaming higher with Disney and Apple in the wings?
Travis Clark, provided by Published 9:11 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Sony Sony will be the only studio besides Disney to own film rights to Marvel characters after the Disney-Fox merger closes. Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins told Variety this week that Sony has "the next seven or eight years laid out" for its Marvel universe. The franchise found new life last year with the success of "Venom," which grossed $855 million worldwide. Come next week, only two movie studios will own film rights to Marvel Comics characters. Disney, which owns Marvel, is absorbing Fox in a merger expected to be finalized on March 20, at which point it will own the rights to X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four. And then there's Sony, which owns the film rights to approximately 900 Marvel characters related to everyone's favorite web-slinging superhero, Spider-Man. Sony's Spider-Man franchise is its most lucrative. Sam Raimi's original trilogy alone made $2.5 billion … [Read more...] about Sony says it has 7 years of Marvel movies mapped out — here are all the details on what to expect
To the surprise of no one, Disney swept the 2018 domestic box office with $7.3 billion in worldwide ticket sales, a hair behind the same studio’s record-breaking 2016 haul of $7.6 billion. Even less surprising is what movies pushed Disney over the top: comic-book flicks, remakes, and sequels. With blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Incredibles 2–as well as non-Disney titles Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Mission: Impossible–Fallout–Hollywood as a whole is loathe to turn away from churning out more movies from existing IP. Need more proof? A Reddit user created a handy chart that illustrates the decline of original screenplays among top grossing films since 1980. It may seem like all 2019 has to offer is another onslaught of reduxes, reboots, and rehashes, but mercifully, there are also a bunch of films based on original ideas. (So yes, that leaves out promising titles like Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and The … [Read more...] about 21 movies we’re looking forward to in 2019 that aren’t reboots, sequels, or same-old superheroes
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Brady Jandreau plays a rodeo rider with diminished prospects after an accident in â€œThe Rider.â€ The best films of 2018 took us places, both literally and figuratively. From the vast badlands of South Dakota to the bustling comic-book destination of Wakanda, we journeyed near and far and always in wonder. Along the way, we encountered new acquaintances — a domestic worker in Mexico City struggling to find her spot in […] The best films of 2018 took us places, both literally and figuratively. From the vast badlands of South Dakota to the bustling comic-book destination of Wakanda, we journeyed near and far and always in wonder. Along the way, we encountered new acquaintances — a domestic worker in Mexico City struggling to find her spot in […] This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the film “Roma,” by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. (Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix via AP) This … [Read more...] about Here are the best movies of 2018, a transcendent year of filmmaking