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Global entertainment and media advertising is projected to top $1 trillion in 2026 and, by 2028, will double where it was in 2020. Growth will be fueled by an explosion in Internet advertising, which looks set to generate 77% of total ad spend in five years, and about 30% of streaming revenue, according to giant
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NRG, Screen Engine and other three-week-in-advance box office tracking services are reporting a domestic box office opening for Disney/Marvel Studios‘ first R-rated movie, Deadpool & Wolverine, at $160 million-$165 million, which would not only be the best opening year-to-date but also a record start for a R-rated movie. The first Deadpool released in 2016 owns
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Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 keeps on soaring, reaching $799.7M globally through Tuesday. Within that, its international box office crossed the four-century mark at a running cume of $411.9M from 44 overseas markets through Tuesday. In North America, Inside Out 2 rose to $387.8M, moving well up the domestic animated chart. After 12 days in domestic
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Refresh for latest…: Wednesday was yet another joyous day for Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 as the sequel set opening benchmarks in new overseas releasing markets. The full offshore day was $29M (22% of the weekend), lifting the international box office cume to $203.3M in 42 markets, and global to $438.7M. The half a billion worldwide
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In the wake of Inside Out 2’s massive $295M worldwide debut last weekend, Disney Head of Global Theatrical Distribution Tony Chambers kicked off the studio’s CineEurope presentation this evening thanking exhibitors in attendance for their part in the historic start — and was met in kind by enthusiastic and clearly appreciative applause. He noted too that midweek numbers have been
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EXCLUSIVE: Disney/Pixar‘s Inside Out 2 came on tracking this AM and sources are telling us it’s bound to be the highest opening at the domestic box office year-to-date, inching out Dune Part Two ($82.5M) and Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire ($80M) with a 3-day between $80M-$85M. Inside Out 2 opens over the Pixar tried-and-true
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Disney Marvel Studios’ first R-rated release, Deadpool & Wolverine, is already heating up eight weeks before its debut, having already collected some $8M in first day ticket sales. $8M is pretty remarkable for an R-rated movie two months before release. The Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman-starring threequel directed by Shawn Levy opens July 26. While
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In July of 2023, recently returned Disney CEO Bob Iger shocked the media industry by indicating he might be open to divesting the company’s declining  linear assets. By last fall, he’d changed his mind, declaring them not for sale. On interviews and earnings calls since, he’s explained why — most recently at the MoffettNathanson media
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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Studios/Disney’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is beating its chest towards a $125M global bow this weekend. At the international box office, we understand the Wes Ball-directed installment is at around $31M through Friday. As Anthony has reported, domestic is looking at a $52M-$55M start for the full frame. Overseas,
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The first Planet of the Apes movie under the Disney regime after absorbing Fox hits theaters this weekend with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes poised to do $50M+ domestic, and $130M WW. After the dull opening of Universal’s Fall Guy, Jesus, God, Saint Mary and Joseph, let’s hope those projections stay steady. Apes
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Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament is back. While studios during Covid wildly embraced the theatrical day-and-date model when cinemas were closed, they soon realized there’s nothing more profitable than a theatrical release and the downstreams that come with it. If anything, theatrical is the advertisement for a movie’s longevity in subsequent home entertainment windows. Entering
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Fanboys will have to wait until San Diego Comic Con to see footage from Marvel Studios‘ 2025 release Captain America: Brave New World, but exhibitors do not. On Thursday during Disney‘s closing CinemaCon session, the studio showed off the new Anthony Mackie movie that picks up after the events of the 2021 Disney+ series The
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The minutes are ticking down to the close of Disney’s bitter proxy fight with Nelson Peltz, whose attempt to scale the board is a direct challenge to CEO Bob Iger. Barring any hanging chads, results from voting for members of the board of directors will be revealed Wednesday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at
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There are some new faces coming to Disney’s Descendants franchise. A teaser for the upcoming fourth installment, Descendants: The Rise of Red, was released Tuesday, giving a brief introduction to those new characters. The film will drop on Disney+ on July 12. Watch the teaser above. Descendants: The Rise of Red follows the story of Red,
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EXCLUSIVE: The New York City Retirement Systems are in Disney‘s corner amid bitter proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz. Disney’s “shares have performed well. Disney’s management and board are focused on a strategic transformation, and as shareholders we believe that they should be given the time to execute on this,” NYC Comptroller Brad Lander
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Disney has shared some audience data for X-Men ’97. The first two episodes of the Disney+ series launched on March 20. According to the company, it is now the most viewed full-length animated series premiere on the streamer since What If…? Season 1. The premiere episode alone has driven 4M views globally through its first 5
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Has it been that long? George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is getting a 25th anniversary re-release by Disney on May 3. That’s in time to celebrate Star Wars day, May the 4th. As part of the “The Phantom Menace” screenings, fans will be treated to an exclusive look at Disney+/Lucasfilm new series
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