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An empty theater, March 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 23, 2020

Box office…what box office? All over the world, this week, movie theaters continue to close. More than 5000 domestic theaters were temporarily...

A scene from the TV show "The Good Doctor"
Serge RakhlinMarch 17, 2020

Remakes of foreign scripted TV series are nothing new on American TV. Showtime’s Homeland, for instance, is a remake, or reimagining, of the...

A closed movie theater in the US, COVID-19, 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 16, 2020

The initial idea of this piece was to look at the entertainment industry trends for 2020: the intensification of streaming platform wars, African...

A closed movie theater in the US, COVID-19, 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 16, 2020

“We are watching The Invisible Man with the invisible audience”, said one of only two people in one of the Arclight Santa Monica theaters, when...

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A scene from "Parasite", 2019
Serge RakhlinMarch 13, 2020

South Korean Golden Globe winner Parasite, with its class struggle subtext, was a commercial success in today's globalized market. But films on...

Quibi presentation
Serge RakhlinMarch 11, 2020

Quibi’s plans to launch on April 6. Even though the red carpet premiere was canceled due to Coronavirus concerns, the virus scare could ironically...

A scene from "Onward", 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 9, 2020

It's hard to say whether the coronavirus scare was the culprit, but the box office for this weekend was 50% lower than for the same dates in 2019...

A scene from "The Invisible Man", 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 2, 2020

The most visible entry of this weekend worldwide was The Invisible Man from Universal and Blumhouse. With a very modest production budget of $7...

A scene fom "The Call of the Wild", 2020
Serge RakhlinFebruary 24, 2020

The main battle this weekend was between computer-generated Sonic the Hedgehog and the CGI dog from The Call of the Wild. The Hedgehog won with $...

On location, Glasgow, 02/2018
Serge RakhlinFebruary 19, 2020

Not so long ago, the word "green" in Hollywood meant the color of money, the studios' main concern. Not that studios forgot about moneymaking, but...