BOND will beat F9 as 2021 box office champ this week - excluding China films
Jen Garner replaces Julia Roberts in APPLE TV show / INSTA pays creators to do REELS / YELLOWSTONE almost doubles premiere audience
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY November 15, 2021.
Where I’m thinking I may have been part of a very select demo last night who was switching between Sunday Night Football… and the “ADELE sings for her Hollywood friends & talks to Oprah from the rose garden outside of her ‘tea house’ special”. #VeryRelatable
But kudos to another strong week at SNL, where comedy collective PLEASE DON’T DESTROY is quickly taking up the LONELY ISLAND mantle. The fact that this video has more views than Taylor’s 10 minute “All Too Well” performance as of this morning also gives me hope about YouTube.
ALSO: The results of the IATSE - AMPTP agreement ratification vote from IATSE union members come in today.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
“Eternals” : $27.5 Million ($119 Million US, $284 Million global)
61% drop - not bad for a movie with a B Cinemascore
IMAX is 8% of Global Box Office (again not playing in MIDDLE EAST or CHINA theaters, over the half the IMAX footprint).
“Clifford the Big Red Dog” : $16.5 Million ($22 Million US/5 day total)
Also streaming on PAR+
“Dune” : $5.5 Million ($93 Mil US, $351 Million global)
Just a 29% drop from last weekend
“No Time To Die” : $4.6 Million ($150 Million US, $708 Million global)
$12 Million away from “F9” as the highest grossing movie of 2021 (excluding CHINA films).
Down a scant 23% from last weekend as the low percentage drop maintains from last week.
“Venom: Let There…” : $4 Million ($202 Million US, $441 Million global)
THIS WEEK: With “King Richard” and “Ghostbusters” arriving on Friday… thinking “Venom”, “Dune” and Bond will take their final bows on the top 5.
ELSEWHERE AT THE BOX OFFICE
“Belfast” debuted to $1.8 Million from 580 locations, $3100 per-screen average.
“Spencer” dropped 26% to $1.5 Million despite adding 270 theaters. Has a $4.7 Million total
“The French Dispatch” dropped 30% to $1.8 Million, now at $11.6 Million US total.
And “Jungle Cruise” finally hit CHINA, over 3 Months after US release and had a… $3.2 Million opening.
PLUS: DEADLINE did a roundup of some Fall releases as they’ve finished up their global runs, some numbers worth noting:
“The Addams Family 2” : $106 Million global, plus tbd US PVOD revenue
First movie hit $200 Million global
“Last Night In Soho” : $17 Million global as it hits PVOD in the US
Budget was estimated at $43 Million
“Halloween Kills” : $130 Million global
2018’s “Halloween” hit $255 Million
“Cry Macho” : $12 Million global
Budget was $33 Million estimated
“Paw Patrol: The Movie” : $130 Million global (plus a ton of PAR+ viewing)
Budget was $26 Million estimated
ALSO IN MOVIES
Former NBCU Vice Chairman and CAA co-founder Ron Meyer named CEO of European Film production & sales outfit WILD BUNCH. Sophie Jordan from Middle East media & production outfit beIN Media Group will be co-CEO. /Deadline
📺 THE TV SET
Jennifer Garner replaces Julia Roberts in APPLE TV+ limited series “The Last Thing He Told Me”
Reportedly due to scheduling conflicts but no specifics offered. Based on a book, Reese Witherspoon’s HELLO SUNSHINE is producing.
Jen will play a stepmom who develops a tighter relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter, after the husband/dad mysteriously disappears. /Deadline
DISNEY+ DAY reveals…
Not much. At least in terms of full trailers or even teasers (“Moon Knight” teaser is in the Trailer House below). It was mostly just some pictures and key art, along with some broad premiere timelines for already announced projects.
Not-yet-premiered series “Hawkeye” will get a spinoff called “Echo” and they confirmed the “WandaVision” spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn’s character which was already sorta announced, but now has a name: “Agatha: House of Harkness”.
Wall Street didn’t see much either, stock was down 1.5% end of day on Friday afternoon.
Although “Predator” is getting another movie, this time on HULU called “Prey” and will take place… 300 years before the original 🤷♂️.
ALSO IN TV
NBC renews “La Brea” for Season 2. It’s NBC’s biggest new show, averaging about 8 Million viewers in Live+7 days ratings. /THR
“Yellowstone” premiere episode audience rises to 14.7 Million including additional DVR viewership. (essentially Sunday Night Football ratings). Reminder - streaming is not part of this. /THR
NBC gives post-SUPER BOWL slot to…The Olympics, taking full advantage of the Football / Figure Skating venn diagram fanbase. /Deadline
NETFLIX orders 3 more seasons of “Crime Scene” docu anthology series. The next one “Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer” will drop on Wed Dec 29. /Deadline
Megan Hilty (“Smash”) replaces Jane Krakowski in NBC’s “Annie Live!” after a vaxx’d Jane tests positive for Covid. Live event is in 3 weeks on Thu Dec 2. /Deadline
PARAMOUNT+ cancels animated series “The Harper House” after 1 season. /Deadline
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
INSTAGRAM rolling out a very uneven $$ bonus program for creators making REELS
Exact check is based on the number of views they can get and it sounds like it really varies wildly…. but some people getting about $400-$500 for 1 million views. Seems like a great business model. /TechCrunch
ALSO IN MEDIA
A 9-year-old becomes the 10th person to die as a result of the ASTROWORLD tragedy. /Deadline
A WSJ reporter spent 24 hours living and working in the 2021 Metaverse - this video is a fun watch, and keeps reminding me of SECOND LIFE (rip) and as she says herself, AOL Chat rooms.
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
VIMEO down another 5%. Stock is now about half the price it was in early Sept.
ROBLOX rebounded on Friday, up almost 10%
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
ESPN Monday Night Football - RAMS at 49ERS at 815p
Plus ENDEAVOR earnings in the late afternoon.
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
SNL Weekend Update - Yes not a trailer but I’m just a sucker for any Jost roasts… and this was a good one. (other UPDATE videos on the YT page also worth a look)
DISNEY+ / MARVEL “Moon Knight” teaser. No premiere date announced.
HBO “And Just Like That” teaser promo - Interesting how both “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” have both extended their francises this year… with neither choosing to use the name of the show in their titles . Premieres Thu Dec 9 with 2 episodes, then weekly after that.
HBO “Adrienne” trailer - Docu about the life, career and murder of Adrienne Shelly. Premieres Wed Dec 1
DISNEY+ “Baymax” series trailer. Show about the character from “Big Hero 6”. Premieres this Summer TBD.
FX “NY Times Presents : The Undressing of Janet Jackson” docu promo - Premieres Friday night at 10p
🕵️♂️ THE WEEK AHEAD
TUE - NETFLIX drops “Michael Che: Shame the Devil” comedy special
WED - NETFLIX drops“Tiger King” part 2; “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” hits theaters early with evening screenings
THU - HBOMAX drops “The Sex Lives of College Girls” series from Mindy Kaling
FRI - “King Richard” joins “Ghostbusters” in theaters… or of course just watch at home. Also ADELE 30 drops.
SAT - SNL is Simu Liu and SAWEETIE
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
TAYLOR SWIFT“All Too Well” - If you ever wished this song was a short film And 6 minutes longer 🤔 this dropped on Friday night along with the new and improved “Red” album which you can stream here.
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