☀️ NFL-less Dudes Hit BEEKEEPER as Jan. Box Office Limps to an End
APPLE getting next A-List film pkg / Who spent on NFL Ad buys / More SUNDANCE sales
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 January 28, 2023.
Where Taylor Swift… err I mean the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS are going to the Super Bowl! See? Things are looking up for PARAMOUNT/CBS I tell ya!
For the CHIEFS, it’s the 4th Super Bowl in 5 years. Looks like the NFL is pretty happy about it too. Oh right - the NINERS will also be there.
NOW: Pretend to enjoy all of the NFL All-Star events next weekend in lieu of real football (tho the GRAMMYS at least will perk up Sunday). SNL keenly summed up the mood for sports fans from this moment on - until at least March Madness in… 7 weeks 😫.
PLUS: Enjoy your ads on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO tomorrow!
AND: Here are your SUNDANCE 2024 winners.
WOW: We have a new name to know on the ATP pro tennis circuit - meet Jannik Sinner, the new 22-year-old Italian winner of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, who beat Medvedev for the cup (or is this the one with the big dish prize? I gotta call Elaine).
ALSO: Vince McMahon is completely out at TKO, leaving his Executive Chairman position. SLIM JIM also made a quick return as one of WWE’s biggest advertisers, after hitting pause after the lawsuit hit.
OH: U2 will be doing a live performance from the SPHERE in the GRAMMYS show next Sunday.
IN THIS EDITION
The full Box Office Breakdown as the long wait for Argylle is almost here, and some OSCAR hopefulls finally go wide.
The 2024 Theatrical slate gets more pics.
More A-List movie packages, SUNDANCE deals, and news at PEACOCK, AMAZON, NETFLIX and more.
BONUS: Usually I of course link to all of the new trailers each day down in the TRAILER HOUSE section… but I’m just bumping up this surprise from UNI called Monkey Man, directed by & starring Dev Patel, which is A) just a fantastic cut 👏 and B) very welcome news to movie theaters, with UNI slotting in this action pic on April 5 that hopefully will get a lot of March Madness ad 💰, followed by box office 💰. (The film was previously at NETFLIX, but it didn’t have global rights and… well Jordan saw it and wanted to give it a theatrical life at UNI and here we are).
NFL AD SPEND WATCH 🧐
So, who spent the multi-millions in ad money in the big NFL games today, and who curiously sat out? Here’s what we got: