Actors strike kiboshes celebs' role in promotions

Jul 21, 2023
Union members won't be hyping their movies while the work stoppage continues. What will that do to the box office take?
Last week, Hollywood actors joined writers on strike, seeking better payment terms and new rules governing the use of artificial intelligence in the industry.
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Disney's new "Little Mermaid" drives a wave of business for the mermaid industry

May 26, 2023
The new film is expected to pull in more than $100 million at the box office. But the movie industry isn’t the only one getting ready for it.
Del Scott, aka Merman Del, watches Andy Vargas, aka Merman Andy, swim at a merperson meetup in Washington, D.C. Mermaid tails can cost thousands of dollars.
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Can the return of the Golden Globes boost movie ticket sales?

Dec 15, 2022
While awards ceremonies have helped box office sales in the past, viewership has been on the decline.
The Golden Globes will be televised this year after a one-year hiatus.
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After years of watching movies at home, are audiences ready to return to theaters?

Dec 5, 2022
There have been only 66 films in wide release so far this year, down more than a third from this point in 2019, according to Comscore.
Studios are trying to predict what audiences want — to watch movies at home or in the theater.
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Will movie fans eventually flock back to big screens?

Jan 7, 2022
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” performed well, but adult dramas with smaller budgets have opened to little fanfare.
Sixty-one percent of Americans have not seen a movie in a theater during the past year, according to a new Gallup report.
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The cast of the "Avengers: Endgame" on stage at the movie's world premiere in Los Angeles, California in April.
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Tonys aren't made of gold, but they might as well be for shows

Jun 7, 2019
Winning a Tony could mean many more months for a play on the Great White Way.
 Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.
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In this file photo taken on March 4, 2019 US actress Brie Larson attends the world premiere of "Captain Marvel" in Hollywood, California.
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