☀️MISSING delivers for SONY as 2023 Box Office rebound continues. ish.
SPOTIFY layoffs hit, after VOX on Fri / Greg & Ted speak! / DISNEY pulls a SMILE, moves HULU pic to theatrical
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY January 23, 2023.
Where in case all of my notes in 2022 on APPLE TV+’s highly increased series & movie spending didn’t land… APPLE TV+ is coming for 2023 in a big way (with the expensive NFL Ad buys this weekend for this 👇 in tow).
Kicking off 2023 with a new series or movie every week for the next 5 weeks… a brand new Marketing head who knows a thing or two about event launches in former DIS exec Ricky Strauss… and now Timothee Chalamet is the new Jon Hamm.
AND: Mixed results for the 4 NFL Playoff games should yield some interesting audience numbers. GIANTS were a huge no-show on Sat Night primetime, and BUFFALO had snow (#points) but not an effective QB yesterday. But, a lot of big stars played or games featured big market teams.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
The full Monday Box Office breakdown, as “Missing” hits, “The Whale” continues it’s 7figure ways, “Puss In Boots” demonstrates the long play, and a look at how the start of 2023 compares to recent years
Some Ted & Greg weekend interview highlights
SPOTIFY austerity hits this morning, as Podcast/Content leader is out
WBD’s new board member come April
“heating” is the new term to know at TIKTOK
The week ahead in Earnings Season, more TV cancellations & renewals and more.