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IMAX swings to Q3 profit

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Oppenheimer has helped IMAX report record box office revenues for the quarter-year to September 30th expand 98 per cent to $347 million (€329m). IMAX itself posted revenues of $103.9 million for the quarter, up 51 per cent from a year ago. Its Q3 profits were $12 million and meant a positive move […]

October 27, 2023

Comcast: Q3 up but subs still leaving

Comcast reported its customer numbers unexpectedly declined in Q3 amid tough competition, overshadowing a strong performance from its streaming and parks businesses and sending shares of the company down nearly 6 per cent. The group shed 18,000 broadband customers in the third quarter, against estimates for a gain of 3,600. Comcast said it expects “somewhat […]

October 26, 2023

Research: Sweden media spend hits record levels

Household media spend in Sweden durng Q3 increased by six per cent compared to the same period last year, hitting record levels, according to Mediavision in its Q3 analysis of the Swedish media economy. Growth was primarily driven by an increase in individual purchases, especially cinema tickets. The number of households buying cinema tickets increased […]

October 24, 2023

Redbox boosts kiosk titles

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced it will increase the number of catalogue and niche titles in its kiosks across the US to serve former Netflix DVD customers. As Netflix closes its DVD operations this week, Redbox has been working to provide content that the former audience will enjoy […]

September 26, 2023

BBC iPlayer adds 90s boxsets

A number of the BBC’s celebrated shows from the 1990s have been added to iPlayer, and will be broadcast on BBC Four at 10pm on Wednesdays over the coming weeks. The selection includes Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio’s first ever TV show, 1994 medical drama Cardiac Arrest, written under a pseudonym at a time […]

September 15, 2023

And, so, it is written

Barbie and Oppenheimer – Barbenheimer – (not a portmanteau any of their creators were expecting), have had big opening weekends. Indeed, Barbie is in the all-time top ten and is #1 in the ‘by a female director’ league. Both are ‘original’ dramas in the sense that matters most. They are not original stories – Barbie […]

August 28, 2023

1980 Oppenheimer series on BBC iPlayer

Classic BBC series Oppenheimer, which stars Sam Waterston as atomic bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer, is now available to watch on iPlayer. With Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster epic of the same name proving a hit in cinemas at the moment, viewers can watch the BBC’s take on this brilliant, conflicted physicist. The seven-part series originally aired […]

August 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

‘Barbenheimer’ delivers for big screen

Barbenheimer – the release of films Barbie and Oppenheimer simultaneously – has delivered the strongest opening weekend at the box office this year. Barbie’s estimated $155 million (€140m) opening in North America was the highest of the year. Oppenheimer, a three-hour film about the “father of the atomic bomb”, took in an estimated $80.5 million […]

July 24, 2023