Ronald Grover covers the media industry and is the former Reuters and BusinessWeek Bureau Chief in Los Angeles.
Lions Gate already has ramped up the number of theaters playing the musical and added IMAX showings, with another boost set for this weekend.
"La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" are expected to get the biggest box office boost from the awards show.
Revolution hasn't made a film in 10 years but still commands a steep price for its 126 movies and 240 TV shows.
After growing nearly fourfold in the past five years, ticket sales in China are set for only a slight increase this year, bad news for studio profit margins.
The first standalone film in George Lucas' saga has sold more than $318 million tickets domestically, setting a course for $550 million.
Google's upcoming Unplugged service, which could launch in February, is expected to sell for under $40 a month.
Needham's Laura Martin says Wall Street values ESPN's stable ad sales and affiliate fees.
As 2017 comes into view, we offer some media industry predictions at a time when content companies and pay-TV operators are playing musical chairs, hoping not to be left behind.
Disney needs the latest entry in the saga to boost film and consumer product earnings and lift its theme park and ABC operations.
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