Column by Rob Salkowitz
December 5, 2016

Wizard World has borrowed nearly $2.5 million from an entity owned by its Board Chairman, in a deal that could provide the financier with a vastly enhanced ownership stake.

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Column by Scott Thorne
December 4, 2016
This week, Thorne responds to a comment on his column on rapid discounting on the Planechase Anthology .
Week of December 6, 2016
December 4, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the megahit The Secret Life of Pets , the uncensored 14th season of Family Guy , the MTV adaptation of The Shannara Chronicles (from the producers of Smallville ), the first season of a new Lego Star Wars series, the second OVA episode of Attack on Titan , and the best new American TV production of 2016.
2nd Week Drop Is Less Than 'Frozen's'
December 4, 2016
Disney’s animated feature Moana topped the box office in a traditionally weak “in-between-the-holidays” weekend, dropping just 50% and earning $28.2 million. While some holdovers fared well, the weekend’s only new film, the horror thriller Incarnate was a bust, and the overall box office was down 3.2% from the same weekend last year.
Column by Marcus King
November 30, 2016
This week, King reports what he learned attending the Smoky Mountain Gift Show.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
November 28, 2016
Last week the flow of disconcerting news from Wizard World continued, with the company disclosing in its Q3 filing that it is in danger of running out of cash.
Column by Scott Thorne
November 28, 2016
This week, Thorne looks at discounting Wizards of the Coast's new Planechase Anthology in light of game theory.
Week of November 29, 2016
November 27, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include only one hit, the horror thriller Don’t Breathe , and three major box office misfires, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG , David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon , and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
'Doctor Strange' Passes $200 Million in North America
November 27, 2016
The Walt Disney Company, which already set a new box office records in both foreign and domestic markets in 2016, has another hit on its hands as the animated feature Moana topped the weekend box office with an estimated $55.5 million.
Column by Steve Bennett
November 23, 2016
This week, Bennett talks about pop culture events linked to Thanksgiving that have special meaning to him.
Column by Scott Thorne
November 21, 2016
This week, Thorne talks about the potential of a Local Game Store Day.
Week of November 22, 2016
November 20, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include two of the very best films of 2016 so far, the visually stunning, stop motion animated Kubo and the Two Strings , and the gritty western heist film, Hell or High Water , the best modern neo-noir since No Country For Old Men .
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