Disney’s latest alarmingly star-packed Avengers entry is going to set another box-office record for its opening weekend, eclipsing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to Variety.
The film is set to bring in around $250 million in its debut domestically, which would put it just ahead of the debut for the first star Wars film in more than a decade. The Force Awakens opening weekend brought in $247.9 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo, which now also estimates that Infinity War will bring in around $250 million in addition to $380 million internationally.
Infinity War hit $105.9 million in its opening day on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo, which set it at a target just narrowly behind The Force Awakens at the time. But it now appears that stuffing a film to the brim with superheroes that the company has spent nearly a decade fleshing out with individual movies has become a superb strategy and continues to chug along, making Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of the studio look like one of its best strategic moves in the modern era.
“We’ve been a company that has emphasized and is evident in how we have invested our capital the value of high-quality branded entertainment,” CEO Bob Iger said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference back in February. “And the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm Star Wars, obviously, were a reflection of that core strategy. This gives us a larger portfolio of high-quality branded content. When you think about FX, when you think about National Geographic, when you think about a number of the franchises that Fox has created, including their Marvel franchises and Avatar and other product, we believe that this fits beautifully into the strategy to continue to invest in entertainment, particularly in a world that seems to be growing in terms of its appetite to consume entertainment.”
The next closest films for a debut performance after The Force Awakens are The Last Jedi (unsurprisingly) at around $220 million, followed by Jurassic World at around $209 million, and then the first Avengers film at $207.4 million. Essentially, Disney is cleaning up at the box office and setting records thanks to a number of smart acquisitions — it bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012.
Disney still has yet another massive film coming out before the second quarter even ends, with Solo: A Star Wars Story set to come out next month. Marvel’s Black Panther brought in an estimated $688 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.
My song ‘Obia Wo Ne Master’ wasn’t directed at Shatta – Yaa Pono
Tema-based rapper, Yaa Pono has opened up on his collaboration with Stonebwoy on his hit song, “Obiaa Wo Ne Master”.
In an interview on Adom FM’s “Work and Happiness” with Ohemaa Woyeje, Thursday, the “Fake” hitmaker claimed he had penned the song long before Stonebwoy hopped onto it.
According to Yaa Pono, the assertions that the song is a diss song directed at Shatta Wale don’t hold.
“I wrote it [the song] way back; it’s not a diss song to anyone,” he insisted.
Yaa Pono is currently promoting his latest album dubbed, “Faster than Gods”.
I’m still the King of African Dancehall genre because I created it – Samini
Andrew Samini, known in showbiz circles as Samini Dagaate has said he is the originator of African Dancehall genre so that makes him the KING of that genre.
The ‘My Own’ hitmaker told Mikki Osei Berko on After Hours show on TV3, he is still the dancehall king owing to the fact that he is sitting on his throne and minding his own business.
“African Dancehall is the genre I created so I’m still the King for that. Foreign market for African Dancehall is huge. Africa is doing Dancehall from the authentic point of view so then it becomes a specialized genre from Africa. Ghanaians or West Africans do dancehall music almost close to how Jamaicans do it.”
Samini termed his brand of music as the “African dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. He started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.
He has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.
New Video: Petrah – Badder (Official Video)
After unleashing her comeback single ‘Badder’ late last April, watch Manner Records signee Petrah take things to a whole new level with her brand new video for “Badder” produced by Timmy. Scenes to this sexy video were directed by PKMI.
Watch it here;
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