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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY DEVOURS HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The bird that ruled the box-office roost over the Thanksgiving holiday was not a turkey — and certainly not a penguin — but a peculiar cross between a mockingbird and a jabberjay — a mockingjay. The Wrap.com: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Fattens Up with $82 Million Thanksgiving Box Office. The massive second week for Mockingjay […]

STUDIOS HAVE LITTLE TO BE THANKFUL FOR FROM FRIDAY’S BOX OFFICE

November 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office for New Line’s Horrible Bosses 2 is turning out to be about as horrible as the movie’s reviews. On Friday it earned only about $6.1 million, while The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was gobbling up $24.1 million. The day after Turkey Day also saw DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar place […]

SB ALERT: NBC, CBS SPLIT RATINGS VICTORIES FOR WEEK OF NOV. 17-23

November 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TV by the Numbers: NBC No. 1 among Adults 18-49; CBS Wins with Total Viewers in Week 9 Ending November 23, 2014 The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research, showing household ratings/audience share: 1. NFL National Sunday, CBS, 14.9/26; 2. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 12.6/21; 3. 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.7/15; 4. […]

SB ALERT: NY TIMES’S MEDIA COLUMNIST JOINS IN COSBY TAKEDOWN — AND ISSUES MEA CULPA

November 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Times media critic David Carr: Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself From the article: In 2011, I did a Q&A with Mr. Cosby for Hemispheres magazine, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines, and never found the space or the time to ask him why so many women had accused him of […]

STUDIO BRIEFING ALERTS: FINAL BOX OFFICE 11/21–23

November 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Studio Systems News (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Lionsgate, $121,897,634, (New); 2. Big Hero 6, Disney, $20,124,166, 3 Wks., ($135,746,235); 3. Interstellar, Paramount, $15,341,167, 3 Wks., ($120,933,234); 4. Dumb and Dumber To, […]

STUDIO BRIEFING ALERT: MOCKINGJAY FALLS SHORT OF $150M — FAR SHORT

November 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have come close to matching the opening grosses of the first two Hunger Games movies, but with an estimated haul of $123 million, Mockingjay‘s “Part 1” debut nevertheless produced the best box-office opening of 2014. TheWrap.com: Distributor Lionsgate Entertainment rolled out Mockingjay in 85 foreign markets as well this weekend … bringing […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY — PART 1

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no question but that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 will dominate the box office this weekend. In many cases, theaters will be evicting other films from their auditoriums and replacing them with this, the third entry in Lionsgate’s triumphantly successful franchise. That juggle doesn’t include IMAX screens, however. Those have already been […]

JEFF FAGER RESIGNS AS CBS NEWS CHIEF

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News Release:  Jeff Fager Announces His Decision to Return to Role as Executive Producer of “60 Minutes” Full-time and to Step Down From Post as Chairman of CBS News

“THE GRADUATE” DIRECTOR MIKE NICHOLS DIES AT 83

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles Times: Mike Nichols, groundbreaking director of ‘The Graduate,’ dies at 83

BOX OFFICE IS DUMBSTRUCK AS CARREY-DANIELS FILM OPENS WITH $38.1M

November 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Associated Press: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ tops box office with $38.1M

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