In today’s Daily Bite, Sony earns $1bn in the US for the 11th year in a row; Popular TV series ‘The Killing’ is cancelled by AMC and Danny Boyle’s London Olympics Opening Ceremony draws in record viewing figures.
Sony passes $1bn mark…Sony has passed the $1bn mark in the US, matching Warner Brothers as the only other studio to reach that milestone for 11 straight years, reports Variety. The studio is the second major media company after Disney to reach $1bn in the US so far this year. Sony reached $1bn in 209 days - a time second only to 2002, when the studio hit the mark in 191 days. Among its big releases this year include ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’.
‘The Killing’ cancelled by AMC…AMC in the US has axed popular TV series ‘The Killing’ after two seasons. The US-made version is based on the Danish drama ‘Forbrydelsen’. Fox has not declared the series dead, however, adding in a statement: “We will proceed to try to find another home for the show.” ‘The Killing’ premiered in April 2011 and opened to 2.7 million viewers but continued on a downward trend after that.
London 2012 Olympics opens with 27m viewers… The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony drew in a peak audience of more than 27m viewers – the biggest British TV ratings in 14 years. The Danny Boyle extravaganza gave BBC1 one of the biggest audiences in UK television history, according to figures supplied by Attentional, reports Broadcast. The ceremony also attracted a record 40.7m viewers in the US.
If you watch one trailer today…Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming talks through James Bond’s look in his web-doc ahead of the release of ‘Skyfall’ later this year.