Week of May 7, 2019
May 5, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the unjustly neglected LEGO Movie 2 , the excellent country music biopic Blaze, plus the latest seasons of the black comedy Baskets , the gritty crime drama Better Call Saul , and the manga superhero drama My Hero Academia .
Global Tally is Now $2.2 Billion
May 5, 2019
Avengers: Endgame dropped 59.2% from its record-breaking $357.1 million opening weekend as it earned an estimated $145.8 million in its second frame, giving it $620 million here in North America (and $2.2 billion worldwide) in just ten days of release.
Column by Steve Bennett
May 2, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett looks at kids comics, and checks in on Star Vs. the Forces of Evil and the He-Man movie.
Guest Column by John Phythyon of The Soldiery Games & Cards
April 30, 2019
In this guest column, The Soldiery Events Manager John Phythyon shares his experience with War of the Spark and how he's planning for the coming WPN changes.
Column by Scott Thorne
April 29, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne gives a quick view of the prerelease for Wizards of the Coast's War of the Spark, then looks at what it takes to get a retailer to back a game Kickstarter.
Week of April 30, 2019
April 29, 2019
With five Tuesdays in April we have the dreaded "five-week" effect that typically results in a very weak slate of home entertainment releases, in this case providing only a well-constructed survival thriller (Arctic), a "Collector’s Edition" of all 8 seasons of Pendleton Ward’s Emmy-winning Adventure Time, and Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of the 2011 Mexican cartel shoot-'em-up Miss Bala.
Global Tally Is At $1.2 Billion After Just One Weekend
April 28, 2019
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame obliterated all opening weekend box office records with an astounding $350 million debut in North America, which was just part of an equally impressive global bow totaling $1.2 billion .
Column by Steve Bennett
April 25, 2019
As the second season of She-Ra drops, Steve Bennett looks at the He-Man character, and the baggage he carries into film development.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
April 22, 2019
This week, Rob Salkowitz's column is dateline: Johannesburg, where he reports from the 27th ICON Comics and Gaming Convention.
Column by Scott Thorne
April 22, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne explains where games fall in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Week of April 23, 2019
April 21, 2019
It looks like the studios home entertainment divisions took Easter/Passover off this year since there are few releases of interest save for the spunky horror suspense film Escape Room, Karyn Kusama’s neo-noir Destroyer, and the ninth season of Shameless.
'Captain Marvel' Becomes 7th MCU Film With Over $400 Million Domestic
April 21, 2019
Warner Bros.’ horror film The Curse of La Llorona easily captured the weekend box office with a better-than-expected $26.5 million, but this was the weakest Easter holiday weekend since 2005.
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