Shares of Disney (DIS - Get Report) are higher by 0.73% to $99.97 in pre-market trading on Monday morning, following the release of the latest box office figures for the company's film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight" dropped a steep 60% from its wide release bow despite adding 464 theaters. In between The Revenant and The Forest was the Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy, Daddy's Home with $15M, which raises its total to $116M.
Disney offered no reason for the delay, but rumors have recently swirled that writer-director Rian Johnson ('Looper') is rewriting the script. One of his sons, Jake Kasdan, is directing Sony's " Jumanji " reboot, which the studio announced this afternoon is being delayed from its initial release date (this December 25) to July 28, 2017 - the very summer that "Star Wars: Episode VIII" was previously positioned to dominate.
The top ten films grossed $140.6M which was up 34% from previous year when Taken 3 debuted at number one with $39M; and up 25% from 2014 when Lone Survivor jumped into the top spot in its first weekend of wide release with $37.8M. Alejandro G. Inarritu's " The Revenant " staring Leonardo DiCaprio overperforms. It was forecast by the studio to generate more than $20 million for the weekend, while Boxoffice.com predicted $30 million.
Clinton said her first priority would be to call on Congress to pass her plans "for creating more good jobs" in infrastructure building, as well as in the manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. "It's not just this man's arrogance, bigotry, and demagoguery he expresses in trying to divide us up", said Sanders. Regarding New Hampshire, on Tuesday of this week, the contrasting media coverage of two polls completed the same day - January 18 - with comparable samples were stark.
President Obama has declared a federal emergency in Flint, opening the door to funding from the government and staffing support for residents. She says Obama "needs to hear first-hand what's going on in Flint". An attorney representing Flint residents who are suing MI officials over what his legal team calls the city's "lousy, no-good water" has a message for state officials targeted in the lawsuits: "Don't fight it".
On Monday, Bowie's long-term producer and friend Tony Visconti confirmed that the musician had intended Blackstar to be a "parting gift" for fans. "So I'm just going to email you, David Bowie, and if you can check your email in space or heaven or wherever you are, you don't have to email me back".