Monday was an atrocious day at the box office, and yesterday even worse, and you can see the results for yourself below. Not that Monday is ever a great moviegoing day (except whenever there’s a big event movie in the marketplace), but those movies in the top 10 dropped 70% or steeper from their Sunday results. Tuesday, given that it’s a discount move day, largely sees a spike over Monday’s numbers. That didn’t happen. While we’ve included the weekend theater counts, they’re not reflective of Monday and Tuesday’s business as several cinemas have closed. I’m told whatever cinemas in New York that were open Monday reported (both L.A.’s and NY’s forced closures went into effect Tuesday AM). Los Angeles’ box office figure were also included in Monday’s numbers below, through I hear theaters were pretty empty. … [Read more...] about Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?
Opening weekend record box office
Within 20 days of reopening its first locations, AMC is reporting that they’ve already had 1M admissions in the U.S. “Those moviegoers are giving AMC record marks for cleanliness, which is to be expected given AMC’s commitment to the health and safety of its guests and associates through AMC Safe & Clean,” says today’s release. … [Read more...] about AMC Reopening Orange County, CA Theaters; Circuit Counts 1M Admissions In Last 20 Days
As BP was cutting corners aboard the rig, the Obama administration was plotting the greatest expansion of offshore drilling in half a century. In 2008, as prices at the pump neared $5 a gallon, President Bush had lifted an executive moratorium on offshore drilling outside the Gulf that had been implemented by his father following the Exxon Valdez. On the campaign trail, Obama had stressed that offshore drilling “will not make a real dent in current gas prices or meet the long-term challenge of energy independence.” But once in office, he bowed to the politics of “drill, baby, drill.” Hoping to use oil as a bargaining chip to win votes for climate legislation in Congress, Obama unveiled an aggressive push for new offshore drilling in the Arctic, the Southeastern seaboard and new waters in the Gulf, closer to Florida than ever before. In doing so, he ignored his administration’s top experts on ocean science, who warned that the offshore plan dramatically … [Read more...] about The Spill, The Scandal and the President