MOONFALL stumbles, JACKASS keeps 2000s nostalgia atop the 2022 Box Office
CHINA's #1 movie made $400 Million in 6 days / DIS+ orders Anne Frank limited series / OLYMPICS slow ratings start
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY February 7, 2022.
Where it was Bill Murray FTW at the Pebble Beach ProAm this weekend with the no look backwards putt ⛳️👏 #ItsInTheHole.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
“Jackass Forever” : $23.5 Million
67% of audience was 18-34. ah the kids and their streaming…
Now the 2nd early 2000s franchise to open in the lead position at the 2022 box office. #20yearNostalgiaRule
“Moonfall” : $10 Million
Budget was $140 Million… although LIONSGATE is just doing the US release, chipping in $15 Million to the budget. Considering the additional tens of Millions in marketing spend, this will still be a loss.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” : $9.6 Million ($749 Million US, $1.77 Billion global)
A very low 13% drop means it will indeed surpass “Avatar” on the all-time US Box Office list within 7 to 10 days.
“Scream” : $5 Million ($69 Million US, $120 Million global)
“Sing 2”: $4 Million ($140 Million US, $291 Million global)
Another very low 11% drop weekend-to-weekend… still also on PVOD
“Licorice Pizza” down to $600k, now at $12.7 Million US total. $21 Million global. /Deadline
OVER IN CHINA
CHINA’s New Years week Box Office total was $934 Million, on par with 2019, but down 23% from 2021. 20% of theaters are closed in CHINA.
“The Battle At Lake Changjin II” took the crown with $400 Million for the week. The original was CHINA’s highest grossing film last year at $911 Million.
“Too Cool to Kill” was in 2nd at $219 Million, but number 1 for best title.
And in FUTURE BOX OFFICE
ALSO IN MOVIES
Antony Starr (“The Boys”, “Banshee”) joins MGM Guy Ritchie - Jake Gyllenhaal military action pic based on a true story of a Sgt in Afghanistan working to get his interpreter out after he saves the Sgt’s life. /Deadline
IN THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE SUITE
DISNEY Branded Television sets Charlie Andrews as EVP of Live-action and Alternative series, coming over from FOX. /Disney
📺 THE TV SET
That’s down 16% from the SUMMER Games opener from Japan. Although it was also broadcast live in the morning and on PEACOCK all day. /Deadline
NBC SPORTS PR was touting a “total audience” of 14 Million across all those platforms, but even that was down 35–40% from the audience tally for the 2018 Winter Games.
And.. JUST A LIST OF TV ITEMS
Kim Masters has a good THR column about the bad look some CNN journalists are giving with their outrage over what’s essentially the firing/resignation of a top media executive who lied about a years-long affair with a direct report. #TheZuckerEffect
DISNEY+ orders limited series “A Small Light” about a Dutch woman who’s family sheltered Anne Frank’s family from the Nazis for over 2 years and also kept Anne’s diary, which Anne’s father Otto later released to the world. /Deadline
STARZ “Run the World” co-star Andrea Bordeaux chooses to leave the show rather than abide by the show’s Covid Vaxx policies, although she later clarified her POV is that she was fired for choosing “to stand in (her) convictions and to honor (her) deepest core beliefs.” /Deadline
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
JUST 2 ITEMS
PENSKE MEDIA buys majority stake in Las Vegas music festival LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, along with their ROLLING STONE brand. The annual 3 day fest was founded in 2013. PENSKE also now runs SXSW and the American Pavillion at CANNES. /THR
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
The AMAZON & SNAP booms lifted a lot of NASDAQ stocks overall on Friday.
AMAZON +13% ($3,152.79)
PINTEREST +11% ( $27.25)
ROKU +9% ($158.73)
SPOTIFY +9% ($174.43)
WWE +8% ($51.71) - also a strong earnings report
TWITTER +7% ($36.94)
BUZZFEED +5% ($4.47)
LIONSGATE -8% ($13.54) as increased STARZ costs clouded the outlook there.
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
Looks like it’s book night! Or - this was a pretty 🤯 read: Only 6 of the 109 homes that the Brad Pitt-affiliated non-profit MAKE IT RIGHT built in NEW ORLEANS post-Katrina are “in reasonably good shape” today, just 10-ish years later.
Most have issues ranging from severe mold to poor electrical work and some were simply unsalvageable and have been torn down. #GoodRead
🕵️♀️ THE WEEK AHEAD
TUE - OSCAR Noms in the AM
WARNER MUSIC earnings in AM
WED - “Fairview” hits COMEDY CENTRAL - New animated show from Stephen Colbert
FOX CORP earnings in AM, DISNEY in late afternoon
THU - Soderbergh’s “Kimi” hits HBOMAX
TWITTER earnings in late afternoon
FRI - “Marry Me” hits Theaters and PEACOCK PREMIUM
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
APPLE TV+ “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” limited series trailer - Starring Sam Jackson as a man suffering from memory loss who gets a chance to temporarily regain all his memory, and right some things from the past. Looks intriguing! Premieres Fri Mar 11
NETFLIX “Making Fun” series trailer - A bunch of handy construction pros take ideas from kids on building things from their imagination - this looks fun! 👍 Premieres Fri Mar 4
APPLE TV+ “Dear….” Season 2 trailer - Well this is a nice shot of inspiration to start off your week… Uh the trailer, obviously not this newsletter 👍. Premieres Fri Mar 4
APPLE TV+ “Shining Girls” teaser trailer - Elizabeth Moss thriller series about… I think a killer who time travels? Not exactly sure what’s goin on here but we’ll find out Fri Apr 29. Or I’m guessing in the full trailer before that.
NETFLIX “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” trailer - Premieres Wed Feb 16
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
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