Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse scored biggest at the domestic box office with $65m from the three-day holiday weekend. Although the number does fall within the studio's predictions, it happens to mark only the sixth most successful three-day cume in the franchise's history. The only other debut in the Top 5—Alice Through the Looking Glass—landed at #2 with $28m, bringing Disney right up to about $4b earned at the global box office so far this year.
Epic's Fifth Harmony will have the #1 song at Top 40 as "Work From Home" (SYCO) ascends to the top, while YMCMB/Republic's Drake successfully fends off G.O.O.D./Def Jam's Desiigner for #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, The Lumineers are on pace to be the new #1 with "Ophelia" (Dualtone)...
Universal Music Group has acquired digital marketing agency Fame House from SFX Entertainment. CEO and founder Mike Fiebach and Eric Hahn, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, will continue to lead the agency, reporting to UMG EVP/CFO Boyd Muir and EVP Michele Anthony.
A PHOTO FINISH
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SYCO has just launched another prospective career artist. (5/27a)
HISTORY LESSON: DARK SIDE OF THE MENON
The erudite onetime Capitol ruler had a way with words. (5/27a)