This felt like a light week on the big stories. In entertainment at least; in politics, well good luck keeping up. My eye was drawn, then, to the Disney news of Tuesday that they’ve re-organized to focus on streaming. Meanwhile, another Netflix executive left the original side of the house.
My last few weeks have been spent digging through all the data I could find on the streaming wars. What makes this different than the past is that we finally have a lot of data to parse. Firms like Nielsen, Reelgood, 7 Park and even Netflix themselves have started releasing
Seeing this Sonny Bunch tweet over last weekend was probably the most disappointing news I’ve seen in a while: Is this the final nail in the theatrical coffin for 2020? Probably. So let’s once again check in with theaters. (As always, if you want the Entertainment Strategy Guy in your
Last week, we figured out that Mulan was likely watched by 1.2 million Americans on its opening weekend. (Plus or minus 1-1.5 million.) We estimated this means it likely ends up with a global PVOD of $150 million. But what I didn’t do was explain what all that data means.
At first, I was tempted to call “Mulan vs Tenet” the biggest battle of the streaming wars. Each weekend in September, we’ve eagerly awaited answers to the hottest questions in film: Will Tenet save theaters? Will Mulan blow up the model? Who is making more money? Who is WINNING?!?!? It
1.2 Million Folks Bought Mulan in the US During It’s Opening Weeknd: The (Not) Definitive Analysis of Disney’s Mulan Experiment
How many folks bought Mulan? That’s the buzziest question in the streaming wars right now. Since we don’t know, we’re left to pick at the analytics tea leaves. Fortunately, as each day passes, we’ve got more tea leaves to pick through. (Partly, the question is relevant because it gets to
Well, the race is on to get your Broadway musical. First, Disney set the standard with Hamilton. Now, Netflix is fast on their heels, getting the rights to a Princess Diana musical. This got me wondering, especially the Hamilton news, about how big was Hamilton in the 2010s? Was it
We’ve ended the “Asterisk Extraordinaire Earnings Season”. Giant tech companies did well; lots of other folks did poorly; what happens in the future is up in the air. One company that did particularly poorly was The Walt Disney Company, which wasn’t much of a surprise, given that all their theme
‘Hamilton’ vs. ‘The Old Guard’ vs. ‘Greyhound’ vs. ‘Palm Springs’: Which Movie Was Straight-To-Streaming Champion of July?
July was a big month for straight-to-streaming films. With theaters still shut down in the United States (and in large parts of the world) streaming is where the action is. A couple of weeks back, I started dabbling with Google Trends to look at the big streaming movies in July
This is part III in a multi-part series estimating how much money Disney made off “Star Wars” in 2019. Go here for my larger series on Disney purchasing Lucasfilm in 2012.) – Introduction and Feature Films – Television – Toys As a tremendous Star Wars fan, I couldn’t shake the