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Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box-office performance. She's suing Disney for releasing it simultaneously on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actor Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theaters. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box-office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "Black Widow" on its Di...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Bob Iger


Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box-office performance. She's reportedly suing Disney for releasing it simultaneously on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actor Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theatres. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box-office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "Black Widow...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Bob Iger


Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box office performance. She's reportedly suing Disney for releasing it on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theatres. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "B...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Patty Jenkins, Tech Insider, Movie Theatres


How much Twitch pays employees in the US in 2021

Nick Bastone/Business Insider Amazon's Twitch has become a giant in the burgeoning livestreaming industry. Insider analyzed public data to get a sense of how much Twitch pays employees in the US. Twitch has offered some US staffers annual salaries between $60,000 and $185,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitch has become a giant in the burgeoning livestreaming industry.The Amazon-owned company is now staffing up in the US for roles including data engineer, softwa...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Streaming Video, Livestreaming, Twitch, Ashley Rodriguez, Tech Insider, Nick Bastone Business Insider Amazon


How TikTok is changing the music industry

Gia Woods. Rich Fury/Getty Images for LA Pride. TikTok has become a go-to platform for discovering new music. Record labels, music marketers, artists, and other creators are all flooding the app with songs. Here's a full breakdown of Insider's recent coverage on TikTok's impact on the music industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok is an essential promotional tool for music artists and record labels.Songs can rise up organically on the app even if they&#...
Tags: Music, Media, Entertainment, Advertising, Trends, Artists, Sony, Fleetwood Mac, Influencers, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Matthew Wilder, Tech Insider, Amelio, Samantha Lee, Record Labels


Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Modern Luxury Media partner to launch multimedia platform and brand EDITION

Greg Allen/AP Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Modern Luxury Media have partnered to launch a multimedia platform and brand called EDITION by Modern Luxury. Isoul H. Harris has been named the editor-in-chief of the platform, which is set to launch in winter 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, and Modern Luxury Media have partnered to launch a multimedia platform and brand called EDITION by Modern Luxury.Se...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Jay Z, Trends, Edition, HARRIS, Roc Nation, John Lynch, Modern Luxury Media, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Uptown Magazine, John Amato, Desiree Perez, Modern Luxury, Greg Allen AP Jay Z, Modern Luxury Isoul H Harris


The secret factors that influence your TikTok algorithm and 'For You' page were just revealed. The app is tracking how long you watch or hover over videos.

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images TikTok's secret algorithm determines which videos populate a user's "For You" page. The app is tracking your watch time, even if you don't like or share the videos, WSJ reported. This can uncover secret interests or desires users never directly share with the app. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok is tracking how long you hover over certain videos and knows when you watch something twice - even if you ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Trends, Tech, Algorithm, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Tech Insider, Bytedance, Guillaume Chaslot, Chaslot, Tiktok


Netflix's top 10 original TV show hits of all time, including 'Bridgerton' and 'Sweet Tooth'

"Sweet Tooth." Netflix Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that "Sweet Tooth" was watched by 60 million households in its first 28 days. "Bridgerton" is still the biggest Netflix original series ever though, with more than 80 million. Insider ranked Netflix's biggest originals based on how many member households watched each in the first 28 days. Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: TV, London, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Spain, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Npr, Penn Badgley, Chicago Sun Times, Phil, Newsday, Detroit News


Netflix's 10 biggest original movies of all time, including 'Army of the Dead' and 'Extraction'

"Army of the Dead." Netflix Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that "Army of the Dead" and "Fatherhood" were both watched by more than 70 million households. Its biggest movies also include "Extraction" and "Bird Box." Netflix measures a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 10. "Fatherhood" - 74 million Kevin Hart shows his dramatic chops in "Fatherhood." Philippe Bosse/Netflix ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Boston, New York City, Michael Bay, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, Army, New Orleans, Streaming, Bangladesh, Associated Press


Taylor Swift was the highest-paid musician last year, and she did it without any ticket sales. Here's how the top 10 highest-earning artists compare, according to Billboard

Taylor Swift in "You Need to Calm Down." Taylor Swift/YouTube Taylor Swift was the highest-paid musician of 2020, according to Billboard's Money Makers list. Due to the pandemic, most artists relied on streaming revenues rather than touring for income. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, The Beatles, and Lil Baby made debut appearances on Billboard's list. See more stories on Insider's business page. 1. Taylor Swift: $23.8 million Taylor Swift in "You Need to Calm Down." Tay...
Tags: Music, Media, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, Entertainment, Billboard, Trends, Music Industry, Swift, Denver, Royalties, Music Business, Eagles, Dion, Celine Dion, Malone


Netflix Q2 earnings preview: Web-tracking data shows traffic slumped then rebounded

"Never Have I Ever." Isabella B. Vosmikova/Netflix. Netflix's web traffic slumped during the Q2 and then began to recover, data from Similarweb shows. It suggests engagement with Netflix has waned a bit, but that it could be temporary. Netflix reports earnings for its second quarter on July 20. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix's web traffic slumped during the second quarter of 2021, but rebounded toward the end of the period, according to data from analytic...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Video, SimilarWeb, Ashley Rodriguez, Tech Insider, Isabella B Vosmikova Netflix Netflix


Insiders reveal how celebrities are responding to recent dating app profile leaks

Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry (are two celebrities whose purported interactions were leaked online by people they matched with on dating apps. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images (left) and Kevin Winter/Getty Images (right) Videos that appeared to show Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck matching with dating app users recently went viral. Dating apps and celebrity advisors are dealing with increased concern over privacy and security. Insider spoke to experts, celebrities, and influencers who explained h...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, La, New York City, Ben Affleck, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Dating Apps, Warner, Bumble, Facetime, Spencer


Popshop Live raises about $20M at a $100M valuation for its livestream shopping platform for hipsters

Legacy TV services like HSN and QVC may have put live shopping shows on the map for consumers, but livestream commerce got a completely new boost of life in the pandemic, with retailers and e-commerce leviathans tapping a perfect storm of the craze for video entertainment, a trend (or even municipal rules in some cases) for people to stay away from physical stores, and a surge of e-commerce activity to bring more buying “shows” online. Now, a startup and app called Popshop Live, which has approa...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, London, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Etsy, China, Funding, Tech, Kendall Jenner, Instacart, Jason, Sv Angel, Hsn


Roblox partners with Sony Music to connect artists with money-making activities in the metaverse

Video game platform Roblox announced this morning it has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment on a deal that will allow the two companies to work together to create music experiences for the Roblox community, including opportunities that would give Sony Music artists a way to reach new audiences and generate revenue. The announcement follows last month’s news of a $200 million lawsuit filed by a group of music publishers who alleged Roblox was allowing creators to build virtual boomboxes insi...
Tags: Gaming, Media, Entertainment, Government, Tech, Sony Music Entertainment, Bmg, Sony Music, Zara Larsson, Roblox, Dennis Kooker, Jon Vlassopulos


Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has signed a deal with SiriusXM to host a weekday talk show

Megyn Kelly. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune Former Fox News and NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly has signed a deal with SiriusXM. "The Megyn Kelly Show" starts September 7 and will air on the Triumph channel. The talk show will mark Kelly's first full-time journalism job since she exited NBC News in 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Fox News TV anchor Megyn Kelly has signed a deal with satellite radio company SiriusXM, which will house her new weekday a...
Tags: Podcast, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, Glenn Beck, Nbc News, Trends, Radio, New York Times, Nancy Grace, TV News, Fox News, Sirius Xm, Megyn Kelly, Iheartradio, Kelly


International TV producers say budgets are surging as the streaming wars heat up - in some cases doubling season over season

"Sacred Games." Tejinder Singh Khamkh/Netflix US media firms are buying more shows internationally, borrowing a page from Netflix's playbook. The competition is boosting production budgets for local-language shows, TV producers told Insider. An executive said the budget for "Sacred Games" nearly doubled from its first to second season. See more stories on Insider's business page. US media giants like Disney and WarnerMedia are starting to commission more shows internationally, as t...
Tags: Apple, TV, Media, Entertainment, Germany, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Brazil, Streaming, Tehran, Streaming Video, Netflix Amazon, Reliance Entertainment


The top 5 new movie releases in July, including Marvel's 'Black Widow'

"Black Widow." Marvel Studios Every month, the app TV Time provides Insider a list of the most anticipated new movies being released, based on the movies its US users have indicated they intend to watch. "Black Widow," Marvel's first theatrical release in two years, topped the list. The "Space Jam" sequel and Disney's "Jungle Cruise" are also anticipated this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. 5. "Old" - in theaters July 23 Universal Description...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Streaming, Lebron James, Chris Pratt, Disneyland, Ryan Coogler


How much Netflix pays employees in the US in 2021

"Black AF" Gabriel Delerme/Netflix As US hiring ramps up, Netflix remains one of the most attractive tech companies to work for. Insider analyzed public data to get a snapshot of how much Netflix employees in the US make. The streaming company offered some US staffers annual salaries between $70,000 and $850,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. As US hiring ramps up, surveys have show that Netflix is one of the most attractive tech companies to work for.The streaming compa...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Video, Ashley Rodriguez, Tech Insider, Salary Data, Gabriel Delerme Netflix


The 5 most anticipated TV shows returning in July, including Netflix's 'Outer Banks' and Apple's 'Ted Lasso'

"Outer Banks" Netflix Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated returning TV shows using data from the app TV Time. It's derived from its US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. Netflix's "Outer Banks" returns for its second season this month, as does Apple's breakout comedy "Ted Lasso." Netflix captured four of the five spots on the list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 5. "Virgin River" season three - Net...
Tags: Apple, TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Rotten Tomatoes, Jason Sudeikis, Sam, Mel, Forbes


The top 9 streaming shows of the week, from 'Loki' to 'Ted Lasso'

"Ted Lasso." Apple TV Plus Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series. Disney+'s "Loki" dropped in demand this week and wasn't able to top other shows like Netflix's "Stranger Things." "The Fa...
Tags: Apple, England, TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Kansas, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Wanda


HBO Max's 'Gossip Girl' reboot is the most anticipated new TV show in July. Here are the others.

"Gossip Girl." HBO Max Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time. It's derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. HBO Max's "Gossip Girl" reboot is the most anticipated series of July. Disney+'s Pixar series "Monsters at Work" premieres this month. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 5. "The White Lotus" - HBO, July 11 HBO Description: "A social ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Starz, Streaming, Pixar, Hulu, Ryan Murphy, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, Brad Falchuk, Monsters University


'Raya and the Last Dragon' jumped dramatically in viewership after it became available on Disney+ without an extra fee, new data shows

"Raya and the Last Dragon" Walt Disney Animation "Raya and the Last Dragon" jumped in viewership last month on Disney+ after it became available for no extra fee. The movie was watched for 1.08 billion minutes from June 4 to June 6, according to Nielsen. It was first released in March to theaters and on Disney+ for an additional $30 for subscribers. See more stories on Insider's business page. After an underwhelming start earlier this year, the Disney animated film "Raya and the Last D...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Streaming, Mulan, North America, Hulu, Antenna, Raya, Travis Clark, Disney Plus, Nielsen It


'F9' broke a pandemic box-office record, but also shows how the movie-theater industry has permanently changed

Vin Diesel in "F9." Universal Pictures "F9" debuted with $70 million domestically over the weekend, a pandemic-best opening. But it will likely be available to rent on premium video-on-demand services in about a month. It's a clear sign that the typical theatrical window may be permanently shattered. See more stories on Insider's business page. "F9," the ninth installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, hit North American theaters over the weekend after a year-long delay due t...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, Box Office, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount, Vin Diesel


HBO Max's 'Gossip Girl' reboot is the most anticipated new TV show in July

"Gossip Girl." HBO Max Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time. It's derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. HBO Max's "Gossip Girl" reboot is the most anticipated series of July. Disney+'s Pixar series "Monsters at Work" premieres this month. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 5. "The White Lotus" - HBO, July 11 HBO Description: "A social ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Starz, Streaming, Pixar, Hulu, Ryan Murphy, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, Brad Falchuk, Monsters University


'F9' broke a pandemic box-office record, but is also the biggest sign yet of how the movie-theater industry has permanently changed

Vin Diesel in "F9." Universal Pictures "F9" debuted with $70 million domestically over the weekend, a pandemic-best opening. But it will likely be available to rent on premium video-on-demand services in about a month. It's a clear sign that the typical theatrical window may be permanently shattered. See more stories on Insider's business page. "F9," the ninth installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, hit North American theaters over the weekend after a year-long delay due t...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, Box Office, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount, Vin Diesel


Common Sense Networks launches Sensical, a free, hand-curated streaming service for kids

Common Sense Media has made a name for itself among parents as a useful resource for vetting entertainment and technology in terms of its age-appropriateness. Now, the organization’s for-profit affiliate, Common Sense Networks, is taking inspiration from those kid-friendly recommendations with the launch of new streaming service called Sensical. The service offers age-appropriate, entertaining, and educational videos for children ages 2 through 10. At launch, the free, ad-supported service inclu...
Tags: Apple, Videos, Mobile, Apps, Video, Kids, Families, Media, Parents, Entertainment, Youtube, Digital, Tech, Avoid, Netflix, United States


The 15 most binge-watched streaming shows, from 'Ted Lasso' to 'Schitt's Creek'

"Ted Lasso" Apple TV Plus The analytics company TVision Insights provided Insider with a list of the most binge-watched TV shows on streaming services last week, including both original and library titles. The "binge rate" measures the proportion of time that viewers spent binge-watching a series (defined as three or more episodes in one sitting). The list is based on an opt-in panel of 5,000 US homes, or around 13,000 people, and is census weighted. The ranking doesn't necessarily ac...
Tags: Apple, TV, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, Abc, South Park, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Asa, Grey, Cbc


'F9' made more than 'Hobbs and Shaw' in its opening weekend at the North American box office

Vin Diesel in "F9." Universal Pictures "F9" had a pandemic-best opening at the domestic box office over the weekend with $70 million. It earned more than the $60 million the last "Fast and Furious" movie, "Hobbs and Shaw," earned. "F9" has grossed more than $400 million worldwide. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest "Fast and Furious" movie, "F9," earned $70 million at the North American box office over the weekend, a new pandemic-best opening that topped the previo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, Trends, Analysis, Hobbs, Box Office, Warner Bros, Comscore, Universal Pictures, Robbins, Vin Diesel, Kong, Shaw


The Rock and Jeff Bezos are working together on a 'big announcement' coming this week: 'I look forward to this one, brother'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a picture together on Instagram. Johnson donned a blue Amazon polo shirt, saying he felt like he was "twinning" with Bezos. The two moguls teased an upcoming project from Amazon Studios and Johnson's production house. See more stories on Insider's business page. A "big announcement" is on the way from two of the world's most well-known moguls.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson p...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Entertainment, Dwayne Johnson, Trends, Getty Images, Netflix, Manchester, The Rock, Jeff Bezos, Johnson, Hulu, Princeton, Jumanji, Forbes, Bezos


27 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

"Marvel's Daredevil." Netflix Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows. This year, Netflix has canceled critically acclaimed shows like "Special" and "On My Block." We looked at 27 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early.The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that upset fans but were panne...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Time, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Trends, Society, Features, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times



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