What! Bob Iger Done as Disney CEO Effective Today

Disney Paint Strokes and Characters Infant T-Shirt
Disney Paint Strokes and Characters Infant T-Shirt

“The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him.”

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“Chapek, as head of Disney’s Parks Division was a somewhat divisive figure in that he led with a ‘value engineering’ (the Imagineering word for trimming cool stuff) and budget concious strategy instead of the more popular ‘let Imagineers do the most’ tactic that has produced some of the Parks most enduring rides and experiences. Disney Twitter has been quick to descend upon the Chapek choice as a sign of possible rough times ahead for Parks budgets.”

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Weekend Box Office Chart for February 21st to February 23rd

Sonic the Hedgehog Face Youth Beanie Gloves Set
Sonic the Hedgehog Face Youth Beanie Gloves Set

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog managed to stay ahead of The Call of the Wild for its second weekend at #1.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog $26.3 Total: $106.6
  2. The Call of the Wild $24.8 Total: $24.8
  3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn $7.0 Total: $72.5
  4. Brahms: The Boy II $5.9 Total: $5.9
  5. Bad Boys for Life $5.8 Total: $191.1
  6. 1917 $4.4 Total: $151.9
  7. Fantasy Island $4.1 Total: $20.1
  8. Parasite $3.1 Total: $48.9
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level $3.0 Total: $310.9
  10. The Photograph $2.8 Total: $17.6

Weekend Box Office Chart for February 14th to February 16th

Sonic the Hedgehog Face Lapland Beanie
Sonic the Hedgehog Face Lapland Beanie

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog raced ahead of the competition to win this Presidents’ Day weekend, crushing it with one of the the largest opening weekends ever for a video game flick.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog $57.0 Total: $57.0
  2. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn $17.1 Total: $59.2
  3. Fantasy Island $12.4 Total: $12.4
  4. The Photograph $12.2 Total: $12.2
  5. Bad Boys for Life $11.3 Total: $181.3
  6. 1917 $8.0 Total: $144.4
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level $5.7 Total: $305.7
  8. Parasite $5.5 Total: $43.1
  9. Dolittle $5.0 Total: $70.5
  10. Downhill $4.6 Total: $4.6

Weekend Box Office Chart for February 7th to February 9th

Harley Quinn Perp Walk T-Shirt
Harley Quinn Perp Walk T-Shirt

I hate to say it, but I just wasn’t that into Birds of Prey. I think it was just bad writing on this one.

  1. Birds of Prey $33.2 Total: $33.2
  2. Bad Boys for Life $12.0 Total: $166.3
  3. 1917 $9.0 Total: $132.5
  4. Dolittle $6.6 Total: $63.9
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level $5.5 Total: $298.4
  6. The Gentlemen $4.1 Total: $26.8
  7. Gretel & Hansel $3.5/$11.5
  8. Knives Out $2.3 Total: $158.9
  9. Little Women $2.3 Total: $102.6
  10. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $2.2 Total: $510.5

New Back To The Future Part 2 Doc Brown Glasses

Back To The Future Part 2 Doc Brown Glasses
Back To The Future Part 2 Doc Brown Glasses

Go back to the future again with Dr. Emmett Brown wearing this fun pair of Back to the Future costume glasses! The Back to the Future Part 2 Doc Brown Glasses are shaped like the futuristic sunglasses worn by Brown as he returns from the future to ask for Marty McFly’s help, in the movie Back to the Future Part II. “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 31st to February 2nd

Ok, I’m impressed. For the 3rd straight weekend in a row Bad Boys for Life is #1 the weekend box office. Looking forward to see how it fairs next week with some new (but poorly rated) competition.

  1. Bad Boys for Life $17,6 Total: $148.0
  2. 1917 $9.6 Total: $119.2
  3. Dolittle $7.7 Total: $55.2
  4. Gretel & Hansel $6.0 Total: $6.0
  5. The Gentlemen $6.0 Total: $20.4
  6. Jumanji: The Next Level $6.0 Total: $291.2
  7. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $3.1 Total: $507.0
  8. The Turning $3.0 Total: $11.7
  9. Little Women $3.0 Total: $98.7
  10. The Rhythm Section $2.8 Total: $2.8