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Study: Most expensive movie franchises to support

A study by the financial comparison company money.co.uk has revealed the most expensive (and the cheapest) film franchises for superfans. Harry Potter is crowned the most expensive film franchise for those looking to be wizarding world superfans. The study revealed that the ultimate superfan collection will set Harry Potter fans back a staggering £467.98, on […]

March 28, 2022

FTC OKs Amazon’s MGM buy

Amazon has closed its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) acquisition of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) after Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed the deal. European Union regulators signed off on the MGM deal after finding it posed no competition problems. In the US, the deadline for the FTV to challenge passed without the agency taking action. The FTC […]

March 17, 2022

Amazon set for EU approval of MGM buy

Amazon is expected to win EU antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) buy of MGM, reports Reuters. The MGM acquisition would bring a movie library and franchises including James Bond and Rocky. It also licenses content for video games, which could benefit Amazon’s development efforts in that area. The Federal Trade Commission is also […]

March 9, 2022

Amazon to acquire MGM for $8.45bn

Following earlier speculation, Amazon and MGM have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for a purchase price of $8.45 billion (€6.91bn). MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and Amazon says it will help preserve MGM’s heritage and catalogue of films, and provide customers with greater access to […]

May 26, 2021

Amazon eyes MGM in $9bn deal

Amazon is in talks to buy MGM Studios, one of the world’s oldest production studios, for $9 billion (€7.3bn). A deal would see Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service gain access to a vast back catalogue of iconic content – including the James Bond franchise, the Rocky movies, The Hobbit trilogy and The Handmaid’s Tale TV […]

May 18, 2021

MGM for sale

MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), the legendary Hollywood film studio home to the likes of the James Bond and Rocky franchises, is up for sale with a reported asking price of around $5.5 billion (€4.5bn). MGM Holdings has hired investment banks to find a buyer as the streaming boom sees platform owners bid fiercely for film and television […]

December 23, 2020