Benedict Cumberbatch-Elizabeth Olsen Marvel adventure,
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is the
No. 1 movie in North America, earning $185 million
this weekend in its debut, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced
in at No. 2 is The Bad Guys with $9.8 million, followed
by Sonic the Hedgehog at No. 3 with $6.2 million,
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore at No.
4 with $4 million and Everything Everywhere All at
Once at No. 5 with $3.3 million.
out the top tier are The Northman at No. 6 with $2.8
million, The Lost City at No. 7 with $2.5 million,
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent at No. 8 with
$1.5 million, Memory at No. 9 with $1.2 million and
Father Stu at No. 10 with $800,000.
weekend's Top 10 films earned about $217 million.
weekend's movies earned about $63 million when The
Bad Guys ranked No. 1. =
Hollywood Reporter said Doctor Strange had the second
best theatrical opening of the 2020-2022 coronavirus
pandemic era, behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home,
which debuted with $260.1 million.
was guest host of Saturday Night Live on Saturday.
Miz corrects Cody Rhodes: WWE Title is not a belt,
Superstars are not wrestlers (WrestlingNews.co)
Miz kicked off WWE Monday night Raw with Cody Rhodes
as his guest.
talked about being away for the past 6 years and being
a different person and he said that he plans on eventually
winning the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
belt. Miz corrected him and said that its a
title and not a belt because
a belt holds your pants up.
said he knows where Cody has been for 6 years and
he wont allow Cody to embarrass him. Miz also
said that hes heard that Seth Rollins wants
a rematch. Miz also told Miz that wrestlers
are referred to as Superstars.
segment ended with Cody sidestepping Mizs attempt
at a sneak attack. They will wrestle each other later
in the show.
Dynamite's TBS debut averaged 1,010,000 viewers on
Wednesday night, up 3.6 percent from the final episode
on TNT. Its just the second time since October
6 that the show has topped one million viewers.
the 18-49 demo, Dynamite drew a 0.43 rating, up 16.2
percent from last week. Thats the show's best
number in the demo since September 29.
is also the first week that Dynamite aired live on
the West Coast since October 6.
show was up in every age group with the exception
of people over 50. In that category, Dynamite was
down 2.8 percent from the previous week.
biggest increase, by far, was in the 18-34 age group,
where the week-to-week jump was 79 percent.
show also increased more with women than with men.
In the 18-49 age group, women were up 20 percent and
men were up 10 percent. In 12-34, the difference was
even more dramatic. Females in that demo doubled last
week's number, while males were up 45 percent.
compared to this week last year, when Dynamite aired
head-to-head with NXT New Year's Evil and also against
news coverage of the United States Capitol insurrection,
Dynamite was up 52.6 percent in overall viewers and
up 72 percent in the demo.
below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership
and 18-49 demo numbers for Dynamite. The debut show
on TBS was up 8.7 percent in viewers and up 22.9 percent
in 18-49 from the 10-week averages prior to this week.
noted, the controversy surrounding Tony Khan and Big
Swole was a hot topic this weekend. It began with
an episode of Big Swoles Swole World
show that aired on Call-In. During the episode, the
former AEW star pointed to a lack of diversity in
the top spots of the company as one of the leading
factors in her departure in 2021.
Khan responded in a single tweet, pointed to how other
people of color have succeeded in AEW, and then said
he let Swoles contract expire because her wrestling
wasnt good enough.
top 2 @AEW execs are brown (me & Megha)!! Jade,
Bowens, Caster, Dante, Nyla, Isiah & Marq Quen
all won on tv this month. The TBS Title Tournament
has been very diverse. I let Swoles contract
expire as I felt her wrestling wasnt good enough.
#AEWRampage Street Fight TONIGHT!, he
continued to retweet posts throughout the day yesterday,
but it wasnt until this morning that she finally
posted a tweet of her own. In it, she implored the
wrestling community to listen intently to her podcast
because she believes her words are being misunderstood.
Sunday, take time to actually listen to the podcast
instead of reading headlines and excerpts. Understand
diversity isnt just a statistic, counting us/POC
isnt the mindset, she writes. Not
one time did I ever mention anyone as racist. Comprehension
AEW star that quickly reacted to the situation in
frustration was Lio Rush, who demanded that Tony Khan
apologize for his statement to Big Swole. But since
that transpired, it looks as though Rush had a heart-to-heart
with Tony Khan and has more optimism toward their
want this to be clear I do not consider this
to be a diversity issue, and I at no point have thought
or said that AEW or Tony is racist, Lio Rush
writes. We can all clearly see that wrestling
as a whole and the AEW roster is perpetually diverse.
The issue at hand was a racial insensitivity issue.
spoken to Tony and Megah, we have discussed the endeavors
to further understand the struggles of the black community.
I am grateful to be able to understand more about
Tony and Megahs own ethnic backgrounds and glad
that they are actively seeking input from an African
American perspective. I am proud to work for a boss
and company that try to make these strides in social
equality, Rush continues. I look forward
to working with Tony to keep making steps towards
positive change. I pray that 2022 is a year of positive
change in all aspects. Happy New Year and GOD BLESS.
AEW stars like Powerhouse Hobbs, Jade Cargill, &
Shawn Dean also made statements concerning this ordeal.
You can see their various statements at