May 26 • 36M

Summer's High Stakes Movie Showdown

The box office drought is over. But there are only so many slots for winners

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Listen in as The Ankler team and industry insiders break down Hollywood’s latest business headlines, power struggles and trends shaping the future of entertainment.
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IT’S A DOLL WORD Starring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie, Barbie is one of 42 films currently slated for release this summer. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)


As the strike continues to grind working Hollywood to a stop, all eyes turn to the big screen, set to deliver 42 titles starting this three-day weekend — all in a bid to become this year’s Top Gun: Maverick. With Fast X, Barbie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The Little Mermaid, Oppenheimer and Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One on the docket, Sean McNulty, Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low weigh in on the biggest box-office question marks, and which studio might come out on top. Also: the team delivers the latest strike news, including Richard’s six-month shutdown scenario and what Elaine sees on the frontlines reporting for Strikegeist: “Everybody I've talked to is prepared for this to go out through the summer and into the fall, despite the financial hardship.”

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