2018: The Highest Grossing Year in Box Office History
December 30, 2018
James Wan's Aquaman slipped just 23.5% from its robust debut, earning $51.55 million and easily winning the box office in the final weekend of 2018, a year in which superhero films topped the charts for 16 weekends.
Column by Scott Thorne
December 24, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne takes a look at the best practices brick and mortar stores should adopt to compete with Amazon.
Has Already Earned Over $483 Million Worldwide
December 23, 2018
James Wan’s Aquaman, the latest major expansion of the DC Cinematic Universe, earned an estimated $67.4 million over the 3-day weekend, performing almost exactly as analysts had predicted, and appears to be well on its way to reach a $100 million 5-day total on Tuesday.
Column by Steve Bennett
December 19, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett looks at some comics that are changing creative teams.
What's Selling, and the Big Christmas Eve Event
December 18, 2018
We check with retailers around the U.S. and Canada on what's selling, the big Christmas Eve event, and the market overall.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
December 17, 2018
Rob Salkowitz looks at the events and stories that shaped the world of comics and geek culture over the past 12 months.
Column by Scott Thorne
December 17, 2018
The next eight months is the time for you to start cultivating media contacts that will bear fruit in the last quarter of 2019.
Week of December 18, 2018
December 16, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases, the final volley of 2018, include one last barrage of feature films including Ruben Fleischer’s highly enjoyable superhero/villain origin story, Venom , Paul Feig’s darkly comic mystery, A Simple Favor , Shane Black’s unsuccessful attempt to reinvigorate The Predator franchise, and Eli Roth’s adaptation of a classic children’s mystery/horror novel. DVD Round-Up will return in 2019—Happy New Years to all our readers.
'Aquaman' Still Boffo Overseas
December 16, 2018
For the thirteenth time this year a movie based on a Marvel Comics character has topped the weekend box office chart. Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set a new December record for an animated film with a $35.4 million bow, while Aquaman continued to crush it overseas.
Column by Steve Bennett
December 12, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett names the best Christmas comic of 2018, looks at the upcoming Kim Possible movie, and notes the growth of geek culture internationally.
Column by Scott Thorne
December 10, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne shares his thoughts on recent GAMA news.
Week of December 11, 2018
December 9, 2018
This week’s home entertainment offerings include an action movie sequel starring Denzel Washington, an animated feature from Warner Bros. Animation, a vigilante drama starring Jennifer Garner, plus the first season of Seth Macfarlane's The Orville, and the latest uncut Naruto collection.