Box Office Declines

January 6, 2020

The box office in North America was down almost 5% from 2018 even after rising ticket prices, and despite a slew of mega-budget franchise films being released.

European Commission

Monopolizing Europe

November 27, 2019

The studio cartel system continues to thrive in Europe even after several seemingly disruptive interventions by the European Commission.

Merger In Name Only

August 15, 2019

CBS and Viacom have reunited as one company after two failed attempts since 2016. The new company will be named ViacomCBS.

2019 China Box Office

The China Retreat

January 15, 2019

Viacom has had enough of China. The New York-based company is in talks with at least one Chinese group to sell some or all of the company’s operations on the mainland.

Lionsgate

Lionsgate For Sale

February 8, 2018

Lionsgate lobbies to become the belle of the consolidation ball taking place in Hollywood, but will Prince Charming ever show up?

Studio Netflix

Studio Netflix

February 4, 2018

Netflix plans to release 80 films in 2018; nearly as many as all six major studios combined.

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