Box Office: Marvel’s SHANG-CHI Crushes Labor Day Weekend...

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” capped off Labor Day weekend at the box office with a bang. The superhero action adventure, starring Canadian actor Simu Liu, had an even big...

September 7, 2021

Marvel’s SHANG-CHI Opens to Strong $8.8M in Thursday Pre...

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” debuted to $8.8 million in Thursday night previews. The impressive number is the second highest preview result of COVID times, just behind th...

September 3, 2021

How Big Lots is Restoring the ‘Treasure Hunt’ to its Store...
Branding - Retail

Customers go to Big Lots looking for a deal, but its CEO said giving shoppers something they weren’t looking for is what keeps them coming back. “We’re the home of the hunt – for bargains, fo...

September 2, 2021

Marvel’s SHANG-CHI Partners with AAPI Non-Profit Gold Ho...
Non-Profit - Theatrical

Gold House will bring the momentum of its #GoldOpen campaigns to Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The nonprofit collective of Asian & Pacific Islanders will team up with CAPE ...

August 27, 2021

Marvel’s WHAT IF? Joins Loki in Hyundai’s Cinemati...
Automotive - Streaming

Even as cinemas have been largely empty, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to expand thanks to ongoing content additions on Disney+. And the Hyundai-Marvel marketing partnership keeps expand...

August 27, 2021

Mystery ‘Spider-Man’ Trailer Has Fans in a Frenzy

The trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" — or some version of it — reportedly leaked online this weekend, sending millions of fans searching social media for any tidbits from the new movie. The f...

CNN Business
August 23, 2021

Anthony Mackie to Star in Captain America 4

Anthony Mackie will take up Captain America’s shield in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain America 4. Deadline reported Wednesday that Mackie has signed a deal to return to the MCU, this time as Cap...

August 19, 2021

Marvel Studios Planning ‘Multiple’ New Animated Series
Streaming - Television

Marvel Studios’ “What If…?” — which debuts on Wednesday on Disney Plus — marks a critical creative milestone for the MCU. As the title suggests, the show takes full advantage of the storyt...

August 12, 2021

How Marvel Aged Down Its IP for Kids Shows
Streaming - Television

Many preschoolers can probably identify the Avengers before they know how to write their own names. Now, though, Buckley has a series he can show his 4-year-old and “know he’s not going to run ou...

LA Times
August 6, 2021

Marvel & Adidas Drop Groot-Inspired Sneaker Collab
Fashion - Theatrical

Marvel fans, listen up, because there’s a new sneaker collaboration with Adidas hitting shelves soon. The German sportswear giant confirmed on its release calendar that a new Stan Smith style that...

Footwear News
July 29, 2021

‘Hawkeye’ Disney Plus Series Sets November Premiere Date

The “Hawkeye” series at Disney Plus finally has a premiere date. The show, which stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, will debut on November 24, Marvel Studios announced Thursday. Renner wil...

July 29, 2021

Theater Owners Blast Disney for ‘Black Widow’ Release Stra...
Streaming - Theatrical

Theater owners on Sunday blasted the Walt Disney Co. for making Marvel’s Black Widow available simultaneously in the home and on the big screen, saying the decision has undercut the tentpole’s box...

Hollywood Reporter
July 19, 2021

Will the Delta Variant Derail Box Office?

The highest-grossing countries for the latest Marvel film all face new infection surges thanks to a more virulent strain of COVID-19 “Black Widow” may have crossed $200 million at the worldwide b...

The Wrap
July 16, 2021

‘Loki’ Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

Loki is the first of Marvel’s Disney+ scripted originals to score a formal renewal. The comic book powerhouse used the mid-credits scene from Loki’s season finale Wednesday to formally announce t...

Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2021

Black Widow’ Made $60 Million on Disney+… Is That Good...
Streaming - Theatrical

In 2020, superhero movies were far from a box office hero. Granted, in a pandemic, not much could be counted on to save the day. Still, all three comic book adaptations that debuted that year — War...

July 13, 2021

‘Black Widow’ Stunner: Disney’s Streaming Revenue Reveal...
Streaming - Theatrical

The Disney empire stunned rival Hollywood studios and theater owners on Sunday when including premium video on-demand numbers in its box office note for the Marvel female-led superhero pic starring Sc...

Hollywood Reporter
July 12, 2021

‘Black Widow’ Breaks Pandemic-Era Box Office Recor...
Streaming - Theatrical

The Disney film, starring Scarlett Johansson in her (likely) final performance as Natasha Romanoff, was the first movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to open in theaters in two years. At the same...

July 12, 2021

Box Office: ‘Black Widow’ Snares Huge $13.2M Thursday Nigh...

After more than a year of waiting in the wings, Marvel Studios’ female superhero stand-alone Black Widow finally hit the big screen Thursday night in the U.S., collecting a huge $13.2 million in pre...

Hollywood Reporter
July 9, 2021

Marvel Studios & DC Films To Skip San Diego Comic-Con@Hom...
Attractions - Theatrical - Travel

Nothing beats trotting out your theatrical film slate with stars before a live-audience of 6,5K roaring attendees at the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H. As such, it shouldn’t come as a shock...

July 8, 2021

How Streaming Became the Companion to Theater-Built Mega-Franc...
Streaming - Television

As streaming encroaches on the theatrical window, the overwritten notion by the media during the pandemic has been that cinema is dead. When it comes to streamers, however, the truth is they still ca...

June 24, 2021

Disney Plus’ Series Will Now Release on Wednesdays, Not ...

From July, all of Disney Plus’ global original series will be released on Wednesdays rather than Fridays, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The change has reportedly been made to give the service...

The Verge
June 17, 2021

Square Enix’s E3 Announcements Include New Guardians of ...

Square Enix made several announcements and released a handful of trailers during its E3 2021 press conference on Sunday. The event featured all-new information, announcements, and trailers for Marvel...

June 15, 2021

Quarantine Toy Sales Bump Outlasts Lockdowns

Lockdowns in the US may have come to an end, but it looks like the toy sales bump they inspired is sticking around. Between January and April 2021, US toy sales grew by 27% compared to the same period...

June 9, 2021

General Mills & Marvel Release “Loki Charms” ...
CPG - Streaming Loki, the god of mischief, will be a part of a perfectly balanced breakfast later this week with the launch of Loki Charms, a new cereal (in reality, a reb...

June 7, 2021

How Disney’s Avengers Campus Ties into the Marvel Movies
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Theatrical

Starting on June 4, guests at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., will get to step foot onto the Avengers Campus, a new six-acre attraction that brings the world of the Marvel Cinematic Un...

June 3, 2021

Is the China-Hollywood Romance Officially Over?

In the run-up to Chloé Zhao’s historic best director win for Nomadland at the 93rd Oscars, Disney began tiptoeing around potential land mines with regard to China, the director’s home country and...

Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2021

Disney+ Reports Slower Than Expected Subscriber Growth

Wall Street analysts on Friday shared their takeaways from the Walt Disney Co.’s fiscal second-quarter earnings report, with slower-than-expected Disney+ subscriber growth in the spotlight. The str...

Hollywood Reporter
May 14, 2021

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Eternals’ May Face Uphill Bat...

A recent Chinese state media report has added to rumors that two major Marvel superhero films, “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” may not be approved for release in Ch...

May 12, 2021

Funko and Disney Celebrate Pride Month with New Figures
Theatrical - Toys

It’s the beginning of May right now, but in just 30 days, it’ll be the start of Pride Month for 2021. And this year, Funko is joining forces with Disney for a special collection of Pride-themed Fu...

May 6, 2021

NBA | Marvel
Partnerships - Sports - Television

The NBA and Marvel have partnered together to produce a Marvel themed NBA broadcast that was called "The Arena of Heroes". The game was broadcasted on Disney owned alternative ESPN channels such as...

NBA | Marvel
May 5, 2021

Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Mortal Kombat’

After narrowly losing first place in its opening weekend, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” has surged ahead of “Mortal Kombat” on U.S. box office charts. The anime action adventure “Demon Slayer...

May 3, 2021

Marvel Teases Upcoming Slate
Streaming - Theatrical

The studio also reveals 'Captain Marvel II' is titled 'The Marvels' and sets release dates for 'Ant-Man 3' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3.' Marvel Studios has unveiled a few tidbits as well as its fir...

Hollywood Reporter
May 3, 2021

ESPN to Air Marvel-Themed NBA Game
Sports - Television

Disney-owned ESPN announced it will broadcast the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans game during a Marvel-themed telecast entitled “Arena of Heroes” on May 3. The game’s traditional ...

April 23, 2021

How the Streaming Wars are Really About IP
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

For years, rumors persisted that Lucasfilm was developing movies based on “Star Wars” characters Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But by 2018, after disappointing box office returns for other stand-alo...

April 15, 2021

Falcon and the Winter Soldier | London Eye
Attractions - Partnerships - Streaming - Television

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER have turned to the famous London Eye to help promote their new Marvel streaming series.

Disney Plus | London Eye
March 30, 2021

Get Ready to See More Films Like ‘Cruella’ on Disn...
Streaming - Theatrical

Even as the pandemic pummeled its businesses, Disney managed to eke out a blockbuster success with its streaming service, Disney+. But to keep those subscribers — and, crucially, to attract new ones...

CNN Business
March 25, 2021

Superheroes are Shifting to Streaming—That Could Change Ever...
Household - Streaming - Theatrical

It's a big weekend for comic book fans with two highly anticipated superhero premieres debuting. However, instead of heading to the multiplex, viewers can stay in their pajamas to watch people in tigh...

CNN Business
March 19, 2021

Disney & Chewy Partner on Pet Products
Pets - Retail

Chewy just dropped The Disney Collection, a line of over 400 Disney pet products exclusive to the online retailer. The collection not only covers classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, and Don...

March 15, 2021

Disney to Close 60 Disney Stores, Focus on E-Commerce

Walt Disney Co will close at least 60 Disney retail stores in North America this year, about 20% of its worldwide total, as it revamps its digital shopping platforms to focus on e-commerce. The media ...

March 4, 2021

WandaVision’ Audience Bigger than Netflix’s ‘...
Streaming - Television

Despite not even having its entire first season available in January, Disney+’s “WandaVision” was unmatched in U.S. popularity by other titles across major video streaming platforms last month. ...

February 26, 2021

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