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MoviePass Hits One Million Subscribers

The New York Times reports: MoviePass said this month that it had signed up more than one million subscribers in just four months. It took Netflix more than three years to reach that level when it started selling low-priced subscriptions for DVD rentals in 1999. Spotify was relatively quick, at five months in 2011. It took Hulu 10 months to ...

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North American Movie-Going Hits 22-Year Low

The Los Angeles Times reports: Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket sales and eventually become the biggest movie of the year. But that won’t be enough to write a happy storyline for the industry. Although movie ticket sales ...

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HOLLYWOOD: Movie Industry Bigwigs Urge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill

A coalition of major Hollywood figures have signed a joint letter urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Among the boldface names are Rob Reiner, Lee Daniels, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Gus Van Sant, and Harvey Weinstein. Read it below. The letter was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign, which earlier this week pressured Disney ...

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Benghazi Flick Flops At Box Office

Director Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi turned in a middling-poor performance at the box office this weekend, finishing fourth with an estimated gross of $16M, less than half of the $35M brought in by the top grossing Ride Along 2. Movie sites are falling over each other today trying to figure out what went wrong, especially ...

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