'The Black Panther' Only 3rd Film to Earn $700 Million in North America
August 5, 2018
After a solid, but somewhat underwhelming debut, given the film’s critical pedigree and pre-release buzz, the Tom Cruise-starring Mission: Impossible - Fallout demonstrated some strong staying power.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
July 31, 2018
This week, Rob Salkowitz looks for trends at San Diego and at the possible impacts of the Saga hiatus, at Adams' departure from IDW, and at a twist to the first ReedPOP show in Africa.
Column by Scott Thorne
July 30, 2018
Here are three reasons why the sale of Asmodee to a private equity firm should not concern anyone in the industry.
Column by Scott Thorne
July 23, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne looks at the impact of Wizards of the Coast's recent decision on each tier of the supply chain.
'The Equalizer 2' Noses Out 'Mamma Mia' Sequel
July 22, 2018
There is an even bigger element of “déjà vu” at the 2018 summer box office than is normal, even in sequel happy Hollywood. For the first time ever eight of the ten top films at the box office this weekend were sequels.
Column by Steve Bennett
July 18, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett looks at Shuri, Marvel Rising, and names a new "Most Unexpected Cartoon Character of Them All."
Column by Scott Thorne
July 16, 2018
This week, scientific evidence on the three reasons why local bookstores are thriving while battling Amazon and digital books.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
July 16, 2018
As we kick off San Diego Comic-Con week, columnist Rob Salkowitz identifies programming for people in the business of geek culture.
Week of July 17, 2018
July 15, 2018
This week's home entertainment offerings include the best-reviewed video game movie ever, a superb stop motion-animated film from Wes Anderson, a zany comedy sequel 17 years in the making, a failed, but innovative live-action/animated sitcom, and the third season of the hard "sci-fi" TV series The Expanse.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Tumbles 62%
July 15, 2018
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania 3 easily topped the weekend box office with an estimated $44.1 million, but the Dwayne Johnson-starring disaster movie Skyscraper failed to meet expectations and the total of the top 12 films was down slightly from the same frame last year.
Column by Scott Thorne
July 9, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne recaps a recent study on why consumers don’t return to a store.
Week of July 10, 2018
July 8, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include one of the very best films of 2018 so far, John Krasinski’s superb horror movie A Quiet Place , plus the underrated drama Lean on Pete , as well as the final season of the groundbreaking post-apocalyptic sitcom Last Man on Earth , plus the third season of Syfy’s The Magicians , and Stephen Soderbergh’s innovative HBO mystery series Mosaic .