Movie ticket sales have topped 2020’s paltry box office, but still trail 2019’s haul by 70%

With just two months before the end of the year, the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom large over the film industry. Ticket sales in 2021 have already outpaced 2020’s paltry box office. But sales still lag nearly 70% behind 2019’s $11.4 billion haul. As of Sunday, the domestic box office has tallied $2.84 billion in ticket …

Some top WarnerMedia execs never liked the name ‘HBO Max’ — the Discovery deal will give them a chance to change it

In this photo illustration the HBO Max and Discovery Communications logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images When Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav takes control of WarnerMedia in 2022, assuming regulatory approval, he may hear a surprising yet consistent message from current executives of the company: Give our …

‘Squid Game’ has been watched by two-thirds of all Netflix users but didn’t move the needle on U.S. subscribers

Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix It may seem like every American you know has watched “Squid Game,” but the show’s popularity has not yet created a surge of new Netflix subscribers in the U.S. 142 million Netflix subscribers have seen at least two minutes of the wildly popular South Korean drama, Netflix …

NBA projects $10 billion in revenue as audiences return after Covid, but TV viewership is a big question

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media prior to the game of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Phoenix Suns in Game One of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 6, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Garrett Ellwood | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Adam Silver was all smiles as he …

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Disney, State Street, Occidental and more

The New York Stock Exchange welcomes The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in honor of Star Wars Day. Source: NYSE Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Occidental Petroleum — Shares of the energy company gained 4% after Truist upgraded the stock to a buy rating based on …

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ is reportedly worth almost $900 million

Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix Netflix‘s hit TV show “Squid Game” will reportedly generate almost $900 million, according to internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. The news comes days after the company said the South Korean series became its biggest series launch ever, topping 111 million viewers globally since its Sept. 17 release. Squid Game …

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ success opens doors for competition to take advantage of cheaper global production costs

Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix‘s “Squid Game” is an exception. Netflix has its biggest hit ever with “Squid Game,” the gory dystopian South Korean series that has taken the world by storm. More than 111 million viewers globally have already …

NHL started its $1 billion deal with ESPN and Turner Sports – here’s how many people watched the season openers

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) has a break away and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during the NHL Hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins on October 12th, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Andrew Bershaw | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images The National Hockey …

Joe Montana prepares for biggest windfall as a venture capitalist ahead of GitLab’s $10 billion IPO

Joseph “Joe” Montana, co-founder of iMFL and retired National Football League (NFL) quarterback, speaks during an interview in San Francisco, California, U.S. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Joe Montana won his first Super Bowl as an NFL quarterback in 1982. Almost four decades later, he’s about to …

New Jersey Devils will feature Black-owned business logo on helmets after extension with Prudential  

P.K. Subban #76 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Washington Capitals in a preseason game at the Prudential Center on October 04, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images The New Jersey Devils hockey team and Prudential Financial announced on Wednesday that a Black-owned business logo will be featured on …