Not sure why there is a lack of movies this August, buy September is usually quite as kids go back to school and college, the studios start preparing for awards season and go to festivals such as Venice and Toronto to create a buzz. October is centred around horror/slasher movies in time for Halloween, nov and Dec the studios start releasing their films that has potential for Oscars with a couple of big budget holiday movies for the Christmas period such as avatar, Lord of the rings, star wars.
Can someone explain, barclays commenced their buyback program and now the share is doing really well, moved from current lows of 140p to 173p, a c25%, whereas lloyds currently low of 42p to 45p just 8%. Why isn't the buyback helping the share price of lloyds, all the return seems a beta systematic market return and none for alpha specific return.
RE: Not sure About that but would be nice23 May 2022 10:12
Remember dr strange didn't do 1bn as it hasn't been released in middle east or China due to passive suggestion that a character is a lesbian. Otherwise it has done really well in the markets released helped by more showings as only 2hr film.
RE: Netflix now cutting jobs and blackbridge theory18 May 2022 11:13
The disney subscriptions in india is only fuelled by it having rights to ipl. New auction for 2023 happening in mid June. If they lose rights then they lose those subscription growth! Also the bid is expected to be $7.2b for 3 years. I have a feeling apple or amazon might win the bid this time round.
So you went to a quiet cinema. No details which cinema, time of day, what film, can make a lot of difference to your observation being biased. Most people go to the cinema from Friday evening to Sunday evening for a brand new film as most films are front loaded for collections. Most people would go to cinemas that are in a central location to lots of bother stuff, such as restaurants and shops and easy to get to and hassle free parking. The cineworld in Birmingham and Solihull are usually far more busier than Birmingham nec, as not many will venture out towards there. Plus you still haven't explained which newspaper gave free tickets. The only other tine when cinemas is busy is on Tuesday and Wednesdays due to meerkat. The daily box office collections shows the pattern week in week out. Please provide facts before you post your observations.
Going to cinema has the following advantages: - catching a film rather than waiting - watching DSMOM this week, I'm happy to know what's happened in the mcu plot so far and now eager to watch thor -meet up with friends and family -completely stay away from distractions such a mobile etc, so nice not to look at your phone for 3hours -nothing compares to the big screen viewing, and really immerse yourself
Saw DSMOM yesterday, cinema more than 50% full (it was a meerkat evening). Saw top gun posters plastered over solihull buses. I think momentum will build up over the fortnight. I reckon a $750m, but really depends if it connects to the younger generation who might not be too familiar with the original.
Dr strange update. Day 1 north America gross $36m, UK gross $6m. I'd expect cineworld revenue based on 30% market share in these 2 territories to be 42 × 50% × 80% × 25% = $4.5m ignoring any revs from concessionaire as they probably offset by staff, rent and electricity costs.
Ftse 100 closed at 7503, ftse futures on spreaders is showing 7490, so just a 0.1%, mostly due to uk companies are value companies and not tech growth companies. I still believe us market is so overvalued. Nasdaq 100 pre covid 9500, now 13000, the share of tesla still 4 times price pre covid, even though it lost 30% this year. So the falls in usa is the same as the big steep rises over the last two years that uk stock market didn't observed. So I wouldn't worry too much.
Yields rising, hopefully yields very high by 31 Dec 2022, this should eliminate a large amount of deficit. Do you know how big is the DB pension scheme (I expect its fully closed to accrual)? Do you know the mix of assets in the pension scheme and any ldi in the scheme?
RE: Hold on to your hats , so.p about to ......15 Apr 2022 16:38
Cruis, those small films have such low attendance that they dont cover overheads such as staff cost and electricity, especially in the age of streaming, people will wait for an out release for such films. Also the smaller films now they get a better deal straight up from releasing on ott
RE: Hold on to your hats , so.p about to ......15 Apr 2022 15:20
Those small films good for Oscars but will now be made for the ott world. Cinemas to survive need films that give popcorn entertainment, bring in the masses, and as long as hollywood produces about 20 of those with decent reviews and keep a 6 month waiting period before it goes on ott, cinemas will be back to good. Post covid, india and China's cinema business is now doing even better than pre covid. You just need the right sort if content for the cinemas.
RE: Hold on to your hats , so.p about to ......15 Apr 2022 14:50
There are a number of big tent pole films that should change the business this year - Dr strange, thor, black panther, avatar 2, elvis, minions, lightyear, spiderman animated into spider verse, top gun, jurassic world, Canterbury glass, bullet train, shazam. If cineworld gets a decent share out of the big revenues we should see share price doubled by end of the year.
So skier you reckon crypto is store of value. Say you agree for an annual wage of 100k units of some crypto currency. You go and do your weekly shopping for 100 units, and the crypto currency jumps 100000% in a month. The supermarket also up their prices by 100000%. Now as you cant change your wages for another year how you gonna do your food shopping next month - starve for 11 months. Good luck living in la la land.