☀️Bey and Godzilla Rule, as The Marvels exits Top 10 after 3 wknds at Box Office
ANGEL Studios new Box Office tactic: Jesus merch / Reynolds+Tatum pic up for bidding / DIRECTV taking CHARTER-like stance in new standoff
Evenin’! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on SUNDAY Dec. 3, 2023.
Where it’s a tough day in Philly this evening. Kudos to SF on the big, impressive 42-19 win!
AND: Wonka and Migration seemed to be the movies getting the jump on NFL advertising for the holiday season today.
Though WB also did the extra spend on NBC Sunday Night Football tonight to promote the new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer drop - however for some reason, this placement here is free 🤔. This is why NBC makes more money than I do.
PLUS: Here is your New Years Day lineup for the College Football playoffs on ESPN:
5p: MICHIGAN vs. ALABAMA at the Rose Bowl
8:30p: WASHINGTON vs. TEXAS at the Sugar Bowl
Winners play in the Championship on Jan 8.
OH: Taylor Swift cleared $100 Million from SPOTIFY this year, and over $200 Million from Streaming revenue in 2023 according to Billboard. Add that onto likely another 9-figure payday from The Eras Tour movie release alone, and her tour, and… yeah, how long before Taylor just buys the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS? 🧐
BUT: While the show got lot of access from IBM to their cutting edge quantum computing devlopments… 60 Minutes was a little casual about the ‘Oh btw, they will easily be able to decipher any encription, including nuclear codes’ thing… and leaned a bit much into the ‘wow isn’t this great!’ POV.
SO: Apply this exponential computing speed to video and AI by 2030-ish and - yeah the 2026 guild negotiations probably won’t be much more fun than the 2023 ones. I don’t even wanna think about 2029. Enjoy the 60 Minutes piece here.
IN THIS EDITION
ANGEL STUDIOS reverts to televangelist-era tactics to move tickets for its latest pic, Beyoncé fans show up this weekend (although not internationally), as INDIA makes another strong showing at the U.S. box office and Godzilla returns to storm the chart in a fun weekend for the movie business!
The “$60-Million-just-for-the-two leads & director” movie project returns! See, there’s still money in Hollywood…
DIRECTV next to take “dead serious” hardline stance against affiliate rate 💰 increases in carriage deal.
New renewal and cancellation news, and more.
WAKEUP BOX OFFICE POLL
The bulls minority and I prevailed…