DC Films Leadership – James Gunn and Peter Safran now CEOS – how did this happen, and what could this mean?
James Gunn had a very great day yesterday, showing that getting FIRED from Disney 4 years ago, ironically, led to the best possible career jump he could have ever had.
With no new blockbuster releases planned for the next few weeks, I thought it would be fun to take a moment to breakdown how the box office is so far for 2022, and to compare the 4 major studios (Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros and Disney). So let’s compare their performances from 2019 (the last “normal” year), including money, reception, and expectations, to now.
Universal and Monkeypaw’s Nope flew off to a promising start, as the well-reviewed (83% on Rotten Tomatoes) and *mostly* well-received by audiences (B from CinemaScore – okay for a Horror movie) Jordan Peele adventure earned $44 million over its opening weekend. It’s far less than Jordan Peele’s last film, Us (that opened to $71 […]
Hollywood has been worried and biting their lip since COVID about if older adults (55+), and especially kids and families, will return to theaters with the pandemic, especially given the availability of streaming. And now, we’ve just had Top Gun 2, and Minions 2 of all movies, break box office records over Memorial Day and […]