“Avengers: Endgame” Obliterates Box-Office Records, Earns $1.2-Billion on Opening Weekend

#Disney & #MarvelComics did extremely well for the opening weekend of “#Avengers: #Endgame” with a record-breaking $1.2-billion earned worldwide! Broken down, domestically the movie earned $350-million and internationally $859-million, both of which also shattered previous box-office records!

Endgame’s $350-million domestic opening weekend is nearly $93 million larger than the previous record set by Avengers: Infinity War ($257.69 million) that was set just last year and a whopping 90% of the overall weekend market share.

Here are part of the records that Endgame has broken. Most of the previous records were held primarily either by “Avengers: Infinity War” or “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens”:

Fan reactions to Endgame are also extremely good. On IMDb.com, Endgame is rated at 9.1 out of 10 stars. On Rottentomatoes, the movie has an audience score of 92% and a meteoritic score of 96%.

Avengers: Endgame

References

Advertisements

Disney CEO Bob Iger: Star Wars Movies on Hiatus after Ep. IX; Disney+ Streaming Service

#Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that #StarWars movies will go on #hiatus after the release of Episode IX on December 20, 2019 during an interview with Bloomberg TV, even though he also said that he’s not at all concerned that consumers may be overexposed to the Star Wars brand. “We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter,” Iger said during the interview on Thursday. “There are movies in development, but we have not announced them.”

As to whether or not consumers are overexposed or oversaturated with Star Wars, toy sales have been sluggish since the release of “Star Wars XIII: #TheLastJedi” in December, 2017. The subsequent film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, which was released in May, 2018, also had very poor box office receipts.

Bob Iger also said that the #DisneyPlus (Disney+) streaming service will begin on Nov. 12, 2019 and that the monthly subscription will cost $6.99 per month.

Disney CEO Bob Iger

Bloomberg TV Interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger

References

 

 

RIP Vonda N. McIntyre

#RIP: the #SciFi author Vonda N. McIntyre died yesterday at the age of 70 from cancer that had only been diagnosed 8 weeks prior.

Her works include the following sci-fi novels:

  • “The Exile Waiting” (1975)
  • “Dreamsnake” (1978)
  • “Superluminal” (1983)
  • “The Bride” (1985)
  • “Barbary” (1986)
  • “The Moon and the Sun” (1997)

She also wrote the “Starfarers” series of novels:

  • “Starfarers” (1989)
  • “Transition” (1991)
  • “Metaphase” (1992)
  • “Nautilus” (1994)

She wrote the novelizations for the several #StarTrek movies:

  • “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn” (1982)
  • “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984)
  • “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986)

She also wrote the #StarWars novel “The Crystal Star” (1994). “Fireflood and Other Stories” (1979) is a collection of her short stories.

She won the Nebula Award & was nominated for the Hugo Award for her 1974 short story “Of Mist, Grass and Sand”. She won the Hugo Award & Nebula Award both for Best Novel for “Dreamscape” in 1979. Robert A. Heinlein in part dedicated his novel “Friday” to Vonda in 1982. She won the Nebula Award for her novel “The Moon and the Sun” in 1998.

Our deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. May she rest in peace.

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019)

References