Monthly Archives: April 2015

$5 BILLION?!?

Summer is NOT vacation time in Hollywood.  Rather it is that time of yr where studios find out whether their investments from $100-$250 M in production costs and 1-2 yrs of production time will “payoff”.  So while kids are out … Continue reading

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BOXING’$ BIGGE$T BUNDLE of BUCK$, EVER!

THIS MAN CARRYS THE WORLD’s BE$T FILLED PUR$E While Oscar De La Hoya was called the “Golden Boy”, Michigan’s Floyd Mayweather is definitely the “Money Man” His name in the boxing arena prints more dollar bills than does the US … Continue reading

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The BIZ OF BASEBALL

One can evaluate a sports team in many ways, by playing success, by popularity, and by evaluation as a biz, etc. We’ll evaluate MLB’s teams as bizes using the 4 metrics as described below. (We also shall note 2014’s playoff … Continue reading

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A “FA$T & FURIOU$” BOX OFFICE

Everything else aside, T-1 tells us ALL. Furious 7, (2015), the 7th and most recent installment in the Fast & Furious (F&F) franchise has had by far the BIGGEST APR or Easter domestic opening in the history of moviedom (almost … Continue reading

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PROMOTOPIA XXII (An Eval of MLB’s 2015 Promo Scheds)

MLB is in trouble! While it was fun & for a great cause to have funny man Will Ferrell play in some of your Spring games, he can’t attract fans to games when it counts, can he? Baseball’s future regarding … Continue reading

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WE NEED MORE THAN A RABBIT’$ FOOT FOR THIS EA$TER!

NOT EGGEPTIONAL, BUT WITH BRIGHT $POT$ In many ways this Easter is surprising. We note that as this past winter’s thaw begrudgingly and gradually hoppens, so is the modest Easter retail growth of 2.9% (over last year) hoppening. The NRF … Continue reading

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