The three keys to Shazam!’s box-office success are a testament to zigging when everyone else zags

Shazam!’s counterintuitive path to popularity is an object lesson in pursuing originality in a universe dominated with world-building The success of Warner Bros.’ latest superhero movie Shazam!, which took the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend and has had critics swooning–it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%–makes it hard not to wonder whether the film marks a new direction for DC Films. Under the aegis of Warner Bros., the movie arm of the vaunted comic book company has been struggling for years to capture audiences with the unrelenting velocity of rival Marvel Entertainment, after a long series of dark, brooding caped crusaders (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) that lacked the artistry of the Dark Knight trilogy by director Christopher Nolan. Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 1)

For most publishers, digital success in 2020 won’t be about new trends or technology. Instead it will be about focus, prioritization, and finally executing properly on digital media fundamentals. This article covers the first five fundamentals that I believe every publisher must execute on this... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-01-03 13:30:50 UTC ]
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'Fantastic Beasts' enchants the box office with $62-million opening

Warner Bros.' "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" met expectations in winning the box office this weekend, opening in first place with $62.2 million, according to figures from measurement firm Comscore. The "Harry Potter" prequel, a follow-up to 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Films based on books take 44% more at the box office

Films based on books take 44% more at the box office in the UK and 53% more worldwide than original screenplays, research from the Publishers Association (PA) has shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars box office record with $700 million opening

Star Wars, Harry Potter or indeed the almost century-old comic book legends Batman and Superman may have sprung from a rich creative well, but in a stunning twist all of them have been banished to the box office naughty step. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment’s mighty morphin’ “Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The live action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson pulled in an estimated $88 million in the U.S and Canada in its second week, meeting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Media Amplification is Key to Small Press Success

Chad Post of Open Letter Books explains how leveraging social networks for media amplification is now a key to small press marketing success. The post Book Media Amplification is Key to Small Press Success appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers stress authenticity is key to social media success

Publishers should help authors to identify their digital skills, but social media is “not the most important thing”, writers and industry insiders have told The Bookseller. Authors should feel comfortable with any digital activity they are asked to undertake, using tweeting, blogging and other... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: 'Fifty Shades' Tops the Charts, Box Office

Following a record-breaking opening weekend for the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film, which raked in in $81.7 million, the books in E.L. James's series also ruled Apple's bestseller list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Buzzfeed's New Publisher Says Data Shows Emotional Content, Shareability Key to Viral Success

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Dao Nguyen New gig Publisher, BuzzFeed Old gig Vp of growth and data, BuzzFeed Age 41 Twitter @daozers What do you do as publisher? Publishing is literally the act of making information available to the public. For a purely digital operation like... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2015-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017

The growing popularity of downloads and streaming services like Netflix means that Blu-ray and DVD sales are declining News: Ebook revenues to overtake printed books by 2018A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has declared that the market for DVDs and Blu-ray is quickly declining, with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Iron Man 3 tops 2013 box office

Comic book blockbuster Iron Man 3 was the highest-earning film of 2013 around the world, ahead of Despicable Me 2 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leaders in Mobile News Publishing Share 8 Keys to Success

If the last decade in news was defined by the migration of audience to the web, the next will be defined by the shift to smartphones and tablets. About 56 percent of Americans now own smartphones, according to the Pew Internet and American Life P ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marian Keyes' Grown Ups reaches number one in five countries

Marian Keyes' latest novel Grown Ups (Michael Joseph) has reached number one in the fiction charts in five countries this week – a first for the bestselling author. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-13 19:00:47 UTC ]
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Beyond ad targeting, the demise of the third-party cookie will hit key digital media functions

When third-party cookies vanish, publishers will need to find alternatives for a host of functions, including user profiling and audience analytics. The post Beyond ad targeting, the demise of the third-party cookie will hit key digital media functions appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-01-29 05:01:53 UTC ]
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Key Tips for How to Read More This Year

By Oliver Tearle Finding the time to relax with a good book can be difficult, but there are a few practical steps you can take which might help to increase your book-reading productivity in 2020.  We’re sceptical of lists which promise ‘sure-fire ways to guarantee you’ll read more this year’,... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-01-11 15:00:55 UTC ]
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Rapper Testament shortlisted for SoA audio award

Rapper and beatboxer Testament has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Imison Award honouring the best original script for an audio drama by a new writer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 09:51:24 UTC ]
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Former Fox News reporter says Trump invited her to his office 'so we can kiss'

Courtney Friel claims in her upcoming book that the proposition was made during a phone call before he became presidentA former Fox News reporter has added her name to the list of nearly two dozen women who have accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances towards them. In a book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-03 18:46:02 UTC ]
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McIntosh Broaches Succession Topic After Mehta's Death

The news, earlier this week, that Knopf Doubleday chairman Sonny Mehta died has been met with an expected outpouring of remembrances and grief in the industry. It's also caused a fair bit of uncertainty within the publishing division he ran, prompting a letter to Knopf Doubleday Group staffers... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How Bonnier is Finding Success with Branded Content

Amid a declining demand for display advertising and a rise in the use of ad blockers, many publishers turned to Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-20 16:09:39 UTC ]
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