Cinemark, Regal don’t want to shorten theatrical window


Front facade of Cinemark Paradise 24 movie theater in the style of an Egyptian temple in Davie, Florida, USA

Holly Guerrio

Last week, Universal struck a deal with AMC, the largest theater chain in the U.S., to reduce how long it must keep a film in theaters before making it available for on-demand viewing.

The second- and third-largest chains, however, aren’t looking to shrink the theatrical window.

Under this new deal with AMC, Universal can send a movie to video on-demand 17 days after it is first released in theaters, a drastic change from the traditional 90-day delay. This new

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ coming to Disney+ in September for $29.99


Liu Yifei stars as Hua Mulan in Disney’s “Mulan.”


Disney said on Tuesday, in a surprise move, that its blockbuster feature “Mulan,” which has been delayed from its theatrical release since mid-March, will hit Disney+ on Sept. 4, for a premium price of $29.99.

The film will be simultaneously released theatrically in certain markets that have open theaters and where the company hasn’t announced plans to launch Disney+. It will be Disney’s first effort to sell content on Disney+, on top of the monthly $6.99 subscription. 

“We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to

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CVS Health (CVS) earnings Q2 2020


Customers shop at the CVS Pharmacy, on Morrissey Boulevard, in Dorchester, on April 2, 2020. Some pharmacy workers worry about unsafe conditions at their stores.

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CVS Health on Wednesday reported that it beat expectations for earnings and revenue in the fiscal second quarter.

Shares of the company were up about 4% in premarket trading.

Here’s what the company reported for the quarter ended June 30 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • Earnings per share: $2.64 adjusted, vs. $1.93 expected
  • Revenue: $65.3 billion vs.
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Commerzbank profit slumps 21% as loan loss provisions spike


The Commerzbank AG logo sits on an illuminated sign outside a bank branch as the bank’s headquarters stand beyond at dusk in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 5, 2017. 

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Commerzbank on Wednesday reported a 21% fall in second-quarter net profit to 220 million euros ($259.7 million) on the back of a sharp increase in loan loss provisions.

The German lender expects a net loss for the full year as it sets aside 469 million euros for bad loans due to both the coronavirus pandemic and the insolvency of payments giant Wirecard. However, shares

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