Advanced Television


Disney doubles down on Parks

Disney theme parks will make a reported $10 billion (€9.35bn) in profit this year – impressive considering the devastation wrought by the pandemic just a couple of years ago. In the meantime, the video business is in choppy waters with the stock taking a welcome boost from all the talk of the group selling off […]

September 19, 2023

Data: 2.6m US watch Avatar sequel on Max/Disney+

According to data from Samba TV, 2.6 million US households watched Avatar: The Way of Water streaming on Disney+ and Max during the launch (June 7th) plus four day window. Black and Hispanic households both over-indexed based on viewership of the movie by 10 per cent and 9 per cent respectively, compared to the national […]

June 13, 2023

Avatar sequel on Disney+ this June

After a record-setting theatrical run, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water will debut on June 7th on the Disney+ streaming platform and will include bonus content featuring filmmakers, cast and crew. Avatar: The Way of Water debuted in cinemas on December 16th 2022 and became the third highest-grossing film of all time worldwide taking […]

May 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Avatar helps IMAX to record Q1

Giant cinema screen specialist IMAX posted a record Q1 for global box office, driven by a mix of local language titles, especially in China, as well as Hollywood releases. Overall revenue at IMAX came to $86.9 million (€78.9m), up 45 per cent from the same period a year ago of $60 million. And IMAX swung […]

May 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

Chicken Soup for the Soul reports record TVoD week

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced that the company had the largest Transactional Video-on-Demand (TVoD) revenue week in the company’s history. The Redbox streaming platform hit record revenue in the US with the premium release of Avatar: The Way of Water and the premiere of Creed III. The simultaneous release of Plane at […]

April 6, 2023

Cineworld halts sale plans

Cineworld, the struggling cinema chain, has announced it will raise new funding and has aborted plans to sell its businesses in the US, UK and Ireland after failing to find a buyer. Cineworld saw its share price fall by nearly 30 per cent after announcing its cancelled sale plans. At the same time, the company […]

April 3, 2023

IMAX revenues dip despite Avatar sequel

Giant cinema screen specialist IMAX has reported lower quarterly revenues despite being helped during the quarter by the record box-office takings from Avatar: The Way of Water and a recovery at its Chinese theatres. IMAX’s overall Q4 revenues were 10 per cent down at $98 million (€92.5m) on the same period a year ago ($108.6 […]

February 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: European box office revenue up 21.6% YOY

Europe’s film revenue rose 21.6 per cent year over year to $2.82 billion (€2.72bn) between January and October, according to figures from OpusData compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There were 203 films released in the region in October, down 10.2 per cent from 226 titles that hit cinemas in October 2021. Further highlights from […]

November 30, 2022

IMAX lifts revenues, but still at net loss

Giant screen theatre operator IMAX has seen its box office rise 25 per cent (y-o-y) during its Q3, but still reported an (adjusted) net loss, not helped by the continuing Covid problems in China – one of its key markets – and a lull in blockbuster releases. Overall revenue at IMAX came in at to […]

November 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank issues ‘Hold’ advice on Ubisoft

Ubisoft Entertainment’s latest set of results revealed delays to some key game releases and a cut to the company’s future guidance. But investment bank Berenberg maintained its ‘Hold’ advice to investors in its July 22nd Flash Note. The company has a number of well-known games in its portfolio, such as Assassins Creed. Ubisoft says an […]

July 23, 2022