Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

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Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.

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Tom Cruise has been a successful movie star for decades, yet he’s never had a $100 million premiere. Could “Top Gun Maverick” be his break?

Disney reports that it has 8 million new subscribers to its streaming service. Investors are wondering how much money Disney+ subscribers will bring in the long run.

After pandemic delays, the new Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” opens on May 27, and is expected to be a hit.

As Netflix loses subscribers, insiders reveal that poor leadership and a quantity-over-quality strategy could tank the business.

Netflix stock tanks after dismal subscriber numbers spook Wall Street

With 100k subscribers on launch, CNN+ streaming service is not a runaway hit.

The Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors meets on Friday and is expected to make a statement about Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars.

The Academy will look into the details of Will Smith’s violent outburst at the Oscars and what the consequences could be.

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