Depending on ticket sales, the R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John could have ripple effects for its star, its studio and the wider film industry.
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The R-rated thriller was No. 1 in North America with $57 million in ticket sales, by far a series best. Two other new wide-release movies flopped.
A new chief executive hopes that the TV and movie production business can help overcome significant difficulties elsewhere in the company.
Ms. Nevins left HBO after nearly 40 years in 2017. She will start a nonfiction film and specials division for MTV, which has been trying to turn itself around.
The Disney-Marvel juggernaut collected $146 million, bringing its total domestic ticket sales to $620 million so far, and $2.2 billion globally.
Alan Bergman was promoted to co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and Alan Horn, chairman, extended his contract. In a separate move, the producer Amy Pascal will leave Sony for Universal.
The superhero movie took in roughly $350 million in North America, easily beating “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It was the No. 1 movie in at least 54 countries.
The superhero film broke box-office records, taking in $1.2 billion worldwide, and led to gridlock at the multiplexes in a fragmented era of streaming.
Mr. Spielberg, a Hollywood titan for more than four decades, has been cast as an anti-streaming Luddite. The reality is more complex.