Bob Iger Stepping Down as Disney CEO

CNBC is reporting that Bob Iger is stepping down as #Disney CEO effective immediately. The man responsible for purchasing #StarWars and #LucasFilm from George Lucas in 2012, Iger will become executive chairman. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO.

Bob Iger

Bob Iger

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RIP Raphael Coleman

#RIP: the young British actor Raphael Coleman, a.k.a., Iggy Fox, died at the age of 25 on Feb. 7, 2020. His death was reported yesterday. He had played Eric Brown in #NannyMcPhee, Ronnie Tyler in #TheFourthKind, & more. While the cause of death has not been released, he reportedly collapsed while on a trip. Raphael had left acting to become a zoologist and an advocate for wildlife preservation & climate change awareness.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Raphael Coleman

Raphael Coleman (1994-2020)

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RIP Robert Conrad

#RIP: actor Robert Conrad has died at the age of 84 on Feb. 8, 2020. He played Jim West in #TheWildWildWest, & more, including playing Maj. Greg ‘Pappy’ Boyington in the World War 2-based action-adventure-drama TV series #BlackSheepSquadron.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad (1935-2020)

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RIP Kevin Conway

#RIP: actor Kevin Conway has died at the age of 77 on Feb. 5, 2020. He played Kahless in “#StarTrek: #TNG”, Donavon Stamp in #LifeOnMars, operative at warehouse in #DarkAngel, the control voice in #TheOuterLimits, & more.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway (1942-2020)

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RIP Kirk Douglas

#RIP: we are very saddened to report that legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. He played Ned Land in #20000LeaguesUnderTheSea, Denton in #TheLightAtTheEdgeOfTheWorld, Adam in #Saturn3, Capt. Matthew Leland in #TheFinalCountdown, General Kalthrob in #TalesFromTheCrypt, Ross Burger in #TouchedByAnAngel, & more, including playing Spartacus in the classic 1960 drama #Spartacus. He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1996, and was nominated 3 times for Best Actor for his roles in #Champion (1949), #TheBadAndTheBeautiful (1952) & #LustForLife (1956). He was a true Hollywood icon.

Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas (1916-2020)

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RIP Terry Jones

#RIP: we are saddened to report that actor actor, writer & director Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. He played Dennis’s Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Voice of Cartoon Scribe in #MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail, which he also co-wrote and co-directed. He played King Arnulf in #EricTheViking, which he also wrote & directed. He played Toad in #MrToadsWildRide, which he directed and co-wrote. He played Scientist Alien (voice) / Van Driver in #AbsolutelyAnything, which he directed and co-wrote. He played poacher in #Jabberwocky, Prof. Mac Krill (English voice) in #AFishTail (“Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk”), Messenger Bird (voice) in #Dinotopia (2002 miniseries), Mr. Kreosote in #StrangerThanFiction, & more, including playing a variety of characters in the British sketch comedy series #MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, for which he also wrote a number of the sketches.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Terry Jones

Terry Jones (1942 – 2020)

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“Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker” Did Finally Reach $1 Billion, But Has Fallen Behind “Rogue One” Domestically

On Jan 15, 2020, “#StarWars IX: #TheRiseOfSkywalker” did finally reach $1 billion in gross box office revenue worldwide. This occurred 26 days after the film opened in theaters, which was 9 days longer than it took “Star Wars VIII: #TheLastJedi” and 14 days longer than “Star Wars VII: #TheForceAwakens”.

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But, on that exact same day “The Rise of Skywalker” reached $1 billion worldwide, the film’s domestic cumulative gross box office revenue also slid below the cumulative domestic gross box office earnings that “#RogueOne: A Star Wars Story” had earned in 2016 after the same number of days in theaters. And, since then, “The Rise of Skywalker” has remained below “Rogue One” in terms of cumulative domestic gross box office.

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Thus, the earnings for “The Rise of Skywalker” continue to drop at a rate faster than what “Rogue One” experienced in 2016, and we suspected that the film may not earn as much as “Rogue One” after viewing last week’s box office numbers when “The Rise of Skywalker” was barely doing better than “Rogue One”.

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