☀️BOX OFFICE collapse hits, TOP GUN could be #1 next week again
TIKTOK feels Digital Ad spend cutbacks / E! cancels News series, job cuts ensue / NETFLIX Ad Tier pricing rumors leak
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY August 29, 2022.
Where 🤞 for me being able to take a couple days off this week - I mean it’s really dependent upon all of you people also taking vacations… but just a note to say I’ll be playing this week by ear with newsletters 🤠.
BUT: James Austin Johnson - you have competition. SNL needs to have Jamie Foxx on ASAP this Fall - this is a very spot-on Trump impression 👏.
AND: TSWIFT announced her next album “Midnights” will drop on Oct 21, although I’m not sure at what time…
AND AND: Happy 25 years to NETFLIX! Although I can’t help but think I’d definitely watch more Movies (& possibly even series) if I still was doing the DVD thing vs. the Streaming thing…
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
1. “The Invitation” - $7 Million
All I got is 🤷♂️🙇♂️
2. “Bullet Train” : $5.6 million ($78 Million US, $159 Million global)
Modest -30% drop
3. Beast” : $5 Million ($20 Million US, $36 Million global)
An OK -58% drop from opening weekend
4. “Top Gun: Maverick” : $4.8 Million ($691 Million US, $1.4 Billion global)
If PARAMOUNT makes one last “Sign off Summer with Maverick” Ad push (which could get it over $700 Million)… you could see this movie back at #1 to win Labor Day if the wind blows the right way.
And / Or if PAR ups the theater count again from 2900.
5. “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” : $4.5 Million ($30 Million US, $57 Million global)
-78% drop from opening weekend. Well that was nice while it lasted.
6. “DC League of Super Pets” : $4.2 Million ($74 Million US, $138 Million global)
-26% drop from last weekend
7. “3000 Years of Longing” : $2.9 Million
Considering the lack of Ad campaign here from AMAZON… this tracks.
ELSEWHERE AT THE BOX OFFICE
BLEECKER STREET’s John Boyega movie “Breaking” did $1 Million from 900 screens.