Why November, Mr Bond?

When James Bond moves, everyone pays attention. As arguably the best known film franchise of all time, with a combined unadjusted gross of nearly $7 billion, James Bond has set the pace for earnings, consistency and remaining an event that…

The Return of the 52 Week Movie Business

Much like a Beach Boys song from the 1960s, North American distribution has been focused far too long on the spoils of summer, jamming tentpole after tentpole into the four-month long summer season. I’m sure there’s a musical analogy for…

The Problem With Playing Netflix Movies in Cinemas

In its never-ending quest to win an Oscar for Best Picture, it seems that Netflix will be releasing at least one of their original movies into cinemas each year in some form or fashion. Questions remain, however, exactly what forms…

CJ Interview: Damola Layonu – Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria

Nigeria is the world’s second largest market in terms of films produced and it is now also Africa’s fastest growing cinema market, with multiplexes, IMAX screens and VIP cinemas catering to the prosperous Nigerian middle class. Having first met and…

2017 Mid-Year Studio Market Share Projections

Now that we’re halfway through 2017 it seems as good a time as any to project out how the Hollywood box office market share race will wind up by the end of the year. Can Disney hang onto its lead and…

Cannes Film Festival Jury Answers The Netflix Question

Hanging over the start of the Cannes Film Festival today was the incessant discussion over the selection of two films produced by Netflix to appear in competition. It was all anyone attending Cannes, and especially those that aren’t, could talk…

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