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Guess How Much Money Star Wars’ Films Have Made in the Philippines

It seems the latest owner of the movie franchise, Disney Studios, has been raking the most in the country

Star Wars films have been part of many Filipinos’ childhood, starting with the first movie in 1977 to the latest, The Last Jedi, released in December 2017. This week, a new movie set in the Star Wars universe called Solo, which focuses ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 24, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Avengers: Infinity War Breaks PH Box Office Record, Grosses Php140M on First Day

The Marvel superhero film beat last year’s Beauty and the Beast

Avengers: Infinity War set a new all-time opening day record in the Philippines when it took in $2.7 million (about Php140.4 million) last Wednesday, April 25, according to box office tracker Box Office Mojo.This is the biggest single-day gross of any movie ...

by Paul John Caña  | April 27, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Guess How Much Money Pinoys Have Spent to Watch Marvel Super Hero Movies in the Past Decade

Ahead of the release of Avengers: Infinity War, let’s take stock of how much Marvel has earned in the Philippines

Before 2008, the only Marvel superheroes most people were probably familiar with were Spider-Man and the X-Men, particularly Wolverine.But that changed by the second quarter of that year when Marvel Studios released Iron Man. The film about the relatively unknown “genius, billionaire, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 25, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: Franchise Lessons from the Movie About the Man Who Built the McDonald’s Brand

One of the world's biggest franchise brands had to start somewhere

Spoiler Alert: This article contains information that reveal the plot of the movie “The Founder”Franchising has been around for many decades, and as the industry evolves, new lessons can always be learned from all the new entrepreneurs growing their businesses from one ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 05, 2017 04:00:00
News and Events

10 Years After: A Guide to the Best Movies Made About the Global Financial Crisis

Top rated films about the subprime meltdown, according to the Financial Times

A good number of filmmakers were inspired to use the US market housing crisis as inspiration for their film or television episodes, according to a recent article in the Financial Times marking the 10th anniversary of the onset of the global financial meltdown ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | September 10, 2017 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Inspiring Quotes From '80s and '90s Movies

The US National Film Registry recently announced a number of noteworthy films will be added to its preservation list

“Remember who you are,” says Mufasa from The Lion King. Movies are a jackpot for inspiration. And there’s a lot more to be learned from classic American films, many of which have recently been added to the National Film Registry’s preservation list.Twenty-five movies chosen ...

by Rose Leadem  | December 16, 2016 12:00:00
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5 business lessons from the Jolie-Pitt divorce

How will 'Brangelina' divide their millions? And who gets the winery?

The end of a great love is never easy.As the whole world gawks at the dissolution of perhaps this most iconic of Hollywood marriages, we are once more reminded of the complexity of divorce between entrepreneurial individuals with multiple complex assets.Naturally, the ...

by Jacqueline Newman  | September 27, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

5 invaluable marketing lessons Disney movies can teach us

There is nothing that requires a business to be boring, except lack of imagination.

Benjamin Franklin reputedly once said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Certainly, those words can be applied to many sectors of life—and business. But let us consider their value for one area in particular: movies, especially ...

by Dansi Dhorda  | July 08, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

5 famous movie quotes that can inspire entrepreneurs

As Master Yoda, seemingly advising entrepreneurs says, 'Do or do not. There is no try.'

I’m not sure if this will finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year for The Revenant, or if newcomer Brie Larson in Room, will trump perennial favorite Cate Blanchett for the latter's role in Carol. What I can tell you is that people are inspired by movies and jazzed by Hollywood’s ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | February 20, 2016 07:00:00
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'Deadpool' is swimming in cash after slaying at the box office

Critics are crediting the movie's unconventional marketing strategies for its success.

Always one for violence, Deadpool slaughtered at the box office this weekend.Released February 10, the movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the sarcastic, titular superhero, set a new record for February movie debuts after earning an estimated $47.5 million in ticket sales. ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | February 18, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

7 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Tom Hanks

The multi-awarded Hollywood actor shares with several business lessons from his successful career.

If you’ll indulge a reporter for a minute, I’d like to have a fan-girl moment about Tom Hanks. His long and varied career—actor, producer, writer, director, and app developer—makes him among Hollywood’s elite, and he’s done it while maintaining a reputation as the ...

by Carly Okyle  | February 14, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

5 movies with great lessons for entrepreneurs

These movies will inspire and/or motivate you to run your own business.

Books, articles, speeches, television shows and movies can spark creative ideas and provide helpful inspiration for entrepreneurs. That’s right—an excuse to watch some cinematic masterpieces!Break out the popcorn, get comfy on the couch and watch these movies to get inspired and enlightened:1. Deli ...

by Zach Cutler  | August 24, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

14 inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Here are 14 insightful quotes (for startup entrepreneurs) from several popular Hollywood movies.

We recently decided to “cut the cord” at our house, meaning we spend a lot less time watching live TV and more time watching movies. Recently while watching some of my all-time favorite movies, I picked up on some great quotes that ...

by Craig Cincotta  | August 10, 2015 11:00:00