Disney blasts Scarlett Johansson over Black Widow streaming lawsuit

View of a billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ on June 22, 2021 in Hollywood, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Disney has fired back against Scarlett Johansson Thursday after the Marvel actress filed a lawsuit against the studio for releasing “Black Widow” on Disney+. Johansson claims … Read more

Disney executives won’t attend CinemaCon in-person as delta Covid variant rages in Las Vegas

Signage outside Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, May 02, 2021. Roger Kisby | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walt Disney executives won’t be traveling to Las Vegas next month to attend the National Association of Theatre Owners’ CinemaCon. The company cited growing concerns over the Covid-19 delta variant for why … Read more

Jim Cramer says stock futures mislead investors, create buying opportunities

CNBC’s Jim Cramer rendered stock futures to be a worthless tool to gauge the temperature of the market after stock indexes finished at records on Monday. “When you wake up at 4 a.m., you’ll learn a ton amount the market. I encourage you to try it if you want to see how stocks are setting … Read more

Disney raises price of ESPN+ by a dollar to $6.99 per month, keeps bundle with Hulu and Disney+ unchanged

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the third set against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini during their men’s singles final match on the thirteenth day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 11, 2021. Peter Nicholls | AFP | Getty Images Disney is raising the price of ESPN+ … Read more

Imax CEO says partner AMC’s stock surge has helped his business as well

AMC Entertainment‘s surging stock price has been good for Imax’s business, Imax CEO Richard Gelfond said Monday. “AMC is our partner, not our competitor,” Gelfond said on “Squawk Box.” “I think their valuation is driven by their fanbase and their fanbase loves Adam Aron, and they love the asset and they’ve driven that stock to … Read more

The Fourth of July box office won’t be as robust this year, but it’s on the right track

Still from Dreamwork’s “The Boss Baby: Family Business.” Universal The domestic box office has entered a strong period of recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but ticket sales over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend may struggle to match levels reached in pre-Covid times. Typically, the weekend centered around the July holiday captures … Read more

Judge blocks Florida law aimed at punishing social media

Social media apps displayed on a smartphone. Fabian Sommer | picture alliance | Getty Images A federal judge on Wednesday blocked for the time being a new Florida law that sought to punish large social media businesses like Facebook and Twitter if they remove content or ban politicians. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle granted a … Read more

LeBron James puts NBA’s pandemic business back in the spotlight — but the money matters too much

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers at a game against the LA Clippers at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images The biggest star in the National Basketball Association isn’t happy about the current state of league. LeBron James used social … Read more

Revenge of the blue chips: Shares of legacy stocks are beating their disruptors this year

Visitors watch fireworks explode over the Shanghai Disneyland castle at an event to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the park. STR | AFP | Getty Images Legacy companies are having the last laugh against their disruptor counterparts in 2021. Yet, Wall Street expects the innovation stocks will retake the lead again eventually. … Read more

Avengers Campus is now open at Disneyland Resort — take a look inside

The Avengers Campus park land in Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Disney Avengers, Assemble! Disney’s new Avengers Campus is open. The new area, which is located within Disneyland’s California Adventure theme park, replaced A Bug’s Land. It includes the preexisting Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout ride at the edge of Hollywood Land. The … Read more