The Streaming Wars: Disney+ Excels, Apple TV+ Restructures

On Tuesday the Mouse House officially entered the Streaming Wars, and they put their rivals on notice. Bob Iger's highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+, launched in the wee hours of the morning, marking the beginning of a new era for the almost century-old company. The high volume of downloads caused wide-spread technical issues, but - … Continue reading The Streaming Wars: Disney+ Excels, Apple TV+ Restructures

Benioff & Weiss Depart From Star Wars

In a shocking turn of events, Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss, have exited Lucasfilm, abandoning their Star Wars trilogy. Shocking, that is, if you haven't been paying attention lately. This is the first we're hearing about the duo's trilogy since March when rumors surfaced that their films would be taking place … Continue reading Benioff & Weiss Depart From Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Box Office Forecast

Last Monday Disney dropped the final (domestic) trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the year - Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. While it didn't contain a big reveal as the previous two teasers had - with the return of Emperor Palpatine and Dark Rey - it did enough to … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Box Office Forecast

Disney is Poised For Another Record Year at the Box Office in 2019

In recent years Disney has emerged as the Hollywood superpower when it comes to box office success. With control of major studios like Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar - in addition to their own impressive library of intellectual property - they have the potential to set box office records every year - which is exactly what … Continue reading Disney is Poised For Another Record Year at the Box Office in 2019

China Approves Disney Acquisition of Fox

Disney got one step closer to acquiring assets of 21st Century Fox after getting approval from Chinese regulators on Monday. China became one of the last major hurdles for the acquisition after United States antitrust regulators and European Union regulators had both already approved the deal, the former in June and the latter doing so … Continue reading China Approves Disney Acquisition of Fox

Wall St: Netflix “Positioned” to Raise Prices

Netflix's most recent price increase came in the 4th Quarter of 2017 - could the company be poised to raise them again? According to Wall St. analysts, the streaming giant would be well within their right. While nothing has been explicitly stated or hinted at by the company, analysts believe that Netflix is currently in … Continue reading Wall St: Netflix “Positioned” to Raise Prices

Box Office Report: November 11, 2018

As expected, the latest animated re-imagining of Dr. Seuss'¬†How the Grinch Stole Christmas took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $66M, adding another $12.7M overseas for a worldwide total of $78.7M for its debut weekend. Unfortunately, not every holiday movie saw such success. It's been a Blue Christmas for Disney's The … Continue reading Box Office Report: November 11, 2018