MINIONS sets record as Tracking misfires continue this Summer
WBD cost cuts continue in Europe / AT&T and VERIZON's dual inflation price hike / ELVIS & BLACK PHONE hang strong
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY July 5, 2022.
Where I dunno NBCU, did we make the “Minions” logo big enough?
And no, this wasn’t a logo that came on-screen for 5 seconds and faded off… it was up for the WHOLE MOVIE Saturday night on USA - thankfully “Fast Five” is a movie you just can’t ruin, but seriously UNI / USA this is embarrassing 👎👎.
ALSO: Here is Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin in the APPLE TV+ limited series… er, untitled. But it’s about Franklin’s efforts to create an agreement with FRANCE to ensure the creation of AMERICA in the 1770s.
PLUS: A congrats to the early 2000s! First to BAG (Brian Austin Green) who welcomed a baby boy Zane with girlfriend Sharna Burgess.
And to Linsday Lohan who got married to the businessman voted most likely to be confused with an 80’s action movie villain, Bader Shammas.
AND: Paul Haggis has been released from “hotel-arrest” and allowed to leave his resort confines (though it doesn’t seem like ‘and also leave the country’), with more to come soon as prosecutors decide whether to pursue charges.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
1. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” : $125 Million ($220+ million global)
New #1 July 4th weekend movie ever. So I guess defacing “Fast Five” was worth it.