We Talk to VIZ Media's Kevin Hamric
February 28, 2019
We caught up with VIZ Media’s Kevin Hamric and talked about the growth in the manga market in 2018, VIZ's top performers and emerging titles.
DVD Round-Up: 'A Dog's Way Home,' 'Holmes & Watson,' 'On the Basis of Sex,' 'Welcome to Marwen,' & 'Mirai'
Week of April 9, 2019
April 8, 2019
This week's home entertainment offerings include a better-than-average dog movie, a comedy featuring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, a well-made biographical film about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's early career, and another excellent anime feature from director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children).
Week of April 16, 2019
April 15, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the final film in M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero-themed Unbreakable trilogy, an underrated Arthurian fantasy for kids, a Keanu Reeves science fiction box office bomb, and the #3 anime movie of all time in the domestic theatrical market.
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.
'Endgame' Now Over $770 Million in North America
May 19, 2019
The "threequel," John Wick 3—Parabellum , opened an unprecedented 87% higher than its predecessor, signaling the full "arrival" of a potent new action film franchise with a box office clout big enough to put it in the conversation with its established genre rivals (Mission Impossible, Bond, Taken, Bourne).
'Avengers: Endgame' Only the 2nd Film to Pass $800 Million Domestic
May 26, 2019
Guy Ritchie’s live-action/hybrid adaptation of Disney’s 1990 animated feature Aladdin earned $86.1 million over the first 3 days of the Memorial Day weekend.
'Rocketman' & 'Ma' Blast Off
June 2, 2019
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the weekend box office crown with an estimated $49 million debut, though that was barely better than half the $93 million opening of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in 2014.
1st 'X-Men' Film to Open Under $50 Million
June 9, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted with $48 million, a massive 54% drop from the opening of the first film in the franchise, but it was enough to top the weekend box office with ease, as Fox's last X-Men movie Dark Phoenix made sure that the studio’s once proud X-Men franchise would go out with a whimper rather than bang.
Column by Scott Thorne
June 10, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne takes a look at tariffs from the publisher's viewpoint.