Box Office: 'Hustlers' Scores Promising $2.5 Million Thursday

ForbesSTX Entertainment needed a hit, and they may just get one with Hustlers. Even with their early-2019 domestic winner The Upside (their first number one debut and their second $100 million-plus earner) beginning the year in style, costly whiffs like Poms and ...

September 13th 2019


'Hustlers' Scores Great $2.5M On Thursday Night

Deadline... New Line's It Chapter Two led all pics with $4M, -12% from Wednesday for a first week of $113.1M, pacing 29% behind the first week of Chapter One which made $158.7M. The Andy Muschietti directed sequel is expected to lead the box office with a second ...

September 13th 2019


'Joker' Is Wild On Tracking With $82M-$90M Projected Opening – Early Box Office Read

DeadlineAll of this suggests an average opening of $90 million off one box office projection service's report, which would rep a new opening record for the month of October, beating last year's Venom ($80.2M). Another tracking service this morning had Joker's opening ...

September 13th 2019


Box Office: 'Hustlers' Opens With $2.5 Million on Thursday Night

VarietySTX's glitzy crime caper “Hustlers” has launched solidly with $2.5 million in Thursday night previews in North America. The preview figure is significantly higher than two comparable R-rated titles — 2017's “Girls Trip” with $1.7 million during preview shows ...

September 13th 2019


UK Parliament: Ban all loot boxes until evidence proves they're safe for kids

Ars Technica"We recommend that loot boxes that contain the element of chance should not be sold to children playing games, and instead in-game credits should be earned through rewards won through playing the games," the Parliament report reads. "In the absence of ...

September 12th 2019


Box Office Preview: 'Hustlers' Hyped Up for $25M-Plus Bow

Hollywood ReporterThe female-led pic may lose the weekend to holdover 'It: Chapter Two' but is still headed for a victorious start; 'The Goldfinch' opens amid blistering reviews. Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers is hyped up for a strong opening at the U.S. box office, where it is expected ...

September 12th 2019


Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

TechCrunchUK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry's use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids should instead be able to earn in-game credits to ...

September 12th 2019


UK officials call for loot boxes to be regulated like gambling

EngadgetRegulators in both the US and the UK have been investigating the loot box mechanics found in many games to see if they should be considered gambling. The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee has now released a ...

September 12th 2019