CRTC opens online survey about sales tactics by phone cable internet providers

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. – Canada’s telecom regulator is giving consumers until Sept. 7 to answer an online survey about sales tactics used by the country’s largest phone, cable and internet service providers.The 11-day online survey conducted by Ipsos is part of a months-long process leading to public hearings to be held by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission starting on Oct. 22.Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, who is responsible for telecommunications, ordered the CRTC investigation in June after media reports and direct complaints about how telecom services are sold.In particular, the inquiry wants to address complaints that prices for services may be unpredictable or higher than expected and sales messages may result in stress, confusion and frustration.The CRTC has already collected about 890 comments, mostly from individuals, since mid-July through a more formal intervention process that closes on Thursday.The bilingual survey can be found at read more

Experts gather for UN meeting to discuss benefits and perils of bioenergy

Specialists from around the world are meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome today to discuss bioenergy production and the opportunities and dangers that the industry poses, especially for food security and the environment.The three-day meeting, ending on Wednesday, is expected to conclude with a set of recommendations for the way forward, including the identification of ways to produce more environmentally sustainable biofuels, FAO said in a news release.Biofuels are currently made from such materials as sugar cane, palm oil and maize and, given they can substitute for fossil fuels, hold the potential to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They could also boost employment and infrastructure in rural areas.But there have been warnings that large tracts of land are being cleared for monocultures, causing environmental damage and a loss of biodiversity. The merit of using food crops to make fuel for vehicles rather than for consumption by humans or animals is also being questioned.“Bioenergy holds out enormous opportunities for farmers, especially in the developing world,” said Gustavo Best, FAO’s Senior Energy Coordinator. “But there are dangers too, and we want to be very clear about them.” 16 April 2007Specialists from around the world are meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome today to discuss bioenergy production and the opportunities and dangers that the industry poses, especially for food security and the environment. read more

Syria UN agency awaits clearance to resume aid delivery to Palestinian camp

“There was no distribution of food or humanitarian assistance today in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is regrettable given the desperate humanitarian plight of the civilian population there, said Christopher Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).However, a few critically sick people were evacuated in arrangements between the authorities and concerned parties. UNRWA is awaiting clearance to resume distribution tomorrow 21 February. Mr. Gunness said the parties to the agreement have had lengthy discussions on ensuring implementation of their agreement so as to enable sustained food distribution, and on allowing UNRWA to resume food distribution and other humanitarian activities from UNRWA facilities inside Yarmouk. “The discussions are yet to come to any firm conclusion,” he said, adding: “UNRWA stands ready to resume humanitarian work inside Yarmouk immediately clearance is given.”Yesterday, UNRWA was able to deliver food for around 280 families – the first such shipment since fighting forced the agency to suspend activities in the camp for 11 days.The UN agency had distributed over 6,500 food parcels of food and other supplies to civilians in the camp since mid-January. Each parcel lasts an average family only about 10 days, so provisions had all run out by the time a new shipment was allowed in.Prior to the armed conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, Yarmouk – a suburb just south of Damascus – was home to over 160,000 Palestine refugees. Since December 2012, fighting has caused at least 140,000 Palestine refugees to flee their homes in Yarmouk, as armed opposition groups established a presence in the area, with Government forces controlling the periphery.Starvation and illnesses exacerbated by hunger or lack of medical aid have contributed to some 100 people dying in the camp in recent months, according to UN figures.During food delivery, UNRWA said a crowd of “desperate civilians surged towards the distribution,” disrupted the operation for over three hours.“The crowd control issues that arose today reflect the massive pressure of hunger, misery and desperation that continue to afflict civilians in Yarmouk,” Mr. Gunness said. In a statement on behalf of UNRWA, he called on all concerned parties to facilitate the establishment of “a more dignified and effective system” to distribute aid in Yarmouk. He said that during yesterday’s distribution, UN staff heard “passionate and vocal demands” for “substantial, sustained humanitarian access for Yarmouk, for the restoration of UNRWA services, and for Yarmouk to be rapidly opened for normal civilian life.” read more

The Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets Get The Biggest Markups

AVG. TICKET RESALE PRICESUPER BOWL IS X TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the regular-season home of the San Francisco 49ers. To a bird, Levi’s Stadium looks something like this: Red30610,0679,3263330-7 Yellow1716,6895,1983930-22 Source: SeatGeek SECTION COLOR49ERS HOME GAMESUPER BOWL ON JAN. 27SUPER BOWL ON FEB. 2ON JAN. 27ON FEB. 2∆ FROM JAN. 27 TO FEB. 2 Dark Green$78$3,989$3,7275148-7% Dark Blue1435,2314,4193731-16 Black2247,4396,8363331-8 Middle Blue1314,8274,5973735-5 At the Super Bowl, the cheapest tickets come at the highest added cost. Tickets for the worst seats — in the nosebleed dark-green sections — are selling at 48 times the average resale price for a regular-season 49ers home game. That’s a Super Bowl multiplier higher than anywhere else in the stadium. During the season, those seats retailed for $85 or $106, depending on the game. They resold on SeatGeek for an average of $78. For the Super Bowl, they’re reselling at an average of $3,727.The other most relatively expensive sections are also bad seats — purple (slightly closer but way behind the end zones) and light green (dark green’s marginally better counterpart). Tickets in both those sections are going for 42 and 38 times what they did during the season, respectively.Real “deals” can be found in the gilt-edged red, gold and black sections — close to the action and near midfield. While the average tickets in those sections are going for $9,326, $7,944 and $6,836, respectively, they’re a mere 30, 30 and 31 times more expensive than they were for a regular-season 49ers game. (One exception to this pattern are the über-elite gray “VIP” section tickets, but they’re a small sample — only eight gray tickets are listed on SeatGeek as I write.)This is either a clear case of “you gotta spend money to make money” or a regressive tax that the Bay Area certainly does not need.Over the past week, average resale prices for Super Bowl tickets have fallen in all sections, one by as much as 22 percent. This is evidence that buyers won’t suffer through another “short squeeze” like the one that plagued prices last year for the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. A short squeeze, which is rare for a Super Bowl, can happen when brokers sell speculative tickets early, when prices are high, hoping to cash in when prices dip right before the big game. “We’ll just never allow that to happen again,” a StubHub spokesman told Bloomberg. To a human, ticket prices to sit in various parts of that stadium Sunday look something like this over the past week, according to data provided to me by SeatGeek: Light Green1054,6864,0384538-14 Purple1064,7424,4714542-6 Super Bowl tickets are expensive Gray51321,40219,3974238-9 Gold2659,4497,9443630-16 Light Blue1675,7175,1313431-10 read more

Japanese SNES Classic Edition Has Different Games and Better Box Art

first_imgStay on target The Japanese always seem to get the better end of the deal when it comes to video games, don’t they? Not only will their version of the SNES Classic Edition come with five exclusive games, but it’ll also have some slick looking (i.e. better) box art.Instead of simply featuring a picture of the console on the box, the Japanese cover looks like it was hand drawn. They eye-catching minimalist design really pops out with its bright colors. I could totally see it being displayed in a museum as a piece of pop art.As far as the games lineup goes, it’s not all that different from North America and Europe. On top of classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy III (VI), Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition will exclusive have:Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemThe Legend of Mystical NinjaPanel de PonSuper SoccerSuper Street Fighter II: The New ChallengersFor comparison’s sake, here are the five games exclusive to North America and Europe:EarthboundKirby’s Dream CourseStreet Fighter 2′ Turbo: Hyper FightingSuper Castlevania IVSuper Punch-Out!!Yes, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition features the best version of Street Fighter II. Not that there’s anything wrong with Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, but come on! With that said, it could be argued that we got the better end of the deal overall with our exclusives. After all, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition doesn’t have Earthbound, Super Castlevania IV, or Super Punch-Out. Still, not having Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers stings.Despite Nintendo stating it would produce more SNES Classic Editions than it did NES Classic Editions, folks are having a hard time pre-ordering the system. How do you get your hands on this already highly sought-after console? There’s not much that can be done now, so keep checking back with your favorite local (or online) retailer to see if they have any in stock.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 8Bitdo’s SN30 Wireless Gamepad is a Perfect Controller for the SNE…8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for Pre-Order last_img read more

Access Intelligence Buys Four Marketing Brands From Penton

first_imgRockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence (parent company of Red 7 Media, publisher of Folio:) has purchased four of Penton Media‘s marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components. The four brands were part of Penton’s Marketing and Meetings group and will be incorporated into AI’s Marketing and Media group, which currently includes Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events, Event Design, LeadsCon, DM Confidential, min, Folio:, PR News, Cynopsis and CableFAX.Penton group publisher Leslie Bacon and 15 employees will be joining AI as a result of the deal and will report to Kerry Smith, senior vice president of Access Intelligence. “Particularly after buying LeadsCon, we’ve been trying to move into coverage of new, technology-driven marketing practices,” says Access Intelligence president and CEO Don Pazour. “We thought Penton was doing a very good job in this area and so we approached them. It’s not one of their larger product groupings and they were ready to make the move.” Pazour declined to offer a sale price, but the deal makes AI’s Marketing and Media group the company’s largestmarket cluster and the acquired assets’ revenues are more than 60percent digital with double-digit growth, he says.   Access Intelligence, backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson has been one of the few regularly acquisitive b-to-b media companies—in the last 18 months it has made four other acquisitions including LeadsCon, Red 7 Media, OR Manager and Cynopsis Media.last_img read more

Plea to fix potholes

first_imgSuchitra Junction: Suchitra X road is in a very bad condition and commuters are facing hardships to travel from the area. “Due to the potholes, it is creating hardships for commuters. The lanes are damaged and there is a chance of motorists falling off their vehicles due to the bad condition of the road,”said a worried Srikanth. Locals over here have complained about this issue to the officials concerned, but in vain.last_img

California stores licensed to sell cannabis for recreational use

first_imgCannabis is displayed at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California, December 27, 2017. AFPCalifornia will launch the world’s largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana on Monday, as dozens of newly licensed stores catering to adults who enjoy the drug for its psychoactive effects open for business up and down the state.It becomes the sixth U.S. state, and by far the most populous, venturing beyond legalized medical marijuana to permit the sale of cannabis products of all types to customers at least 21 years old.Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada were the first to introduce recreational pot sales on a state-regulated, licensed and taxed basis. Massachusetts and Maine are on track to follow suit later this year.With California and its 39.5 million residents officially joining the pack, more than one-in-five Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana is legal for purchase, even though cannabis remains classified as an illegal narcotic under U.S. law.The marijuana market in California alone, which boasts the world’s sixth-largest economy, is valued by most experts at several billion dollars annually and is expected to generate at least a $1 billion a year in tax revenue.“Adding California to the regulated market for cannabis is a really big deal,” said Heather Azzi, a senior attorney for the Marijuana Policy Project, an advocacy group working to liberalize marijuana laws.Uruguay became the first and only country to legalize recreational marijuana sales nationally, permitted through its pharmacies starting in July 2017, but is far smaller in comparison, with a population of just 3.4 million.Still, most California jurisdictions are sitting out the highly anticipated New Year’s Day inauguration of recreational cannabis sales.Many, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, will not be ready for days or weeks because of additional red tape required by city and county governments before would-be retailers can obtain their state licenses.But business will almost certainly be brisk at newly permitted shops ready on Day One. They number about four-dozen outlets across California, according to an authoritative guide to the cannabis market, GreenState, published by the San Francisco Chronicle.Stores authorized to carry recreational weed were set to go on New Year’s Day in San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Berkeley, Eureka and Desert Hot Springs, among other locales. Hundreds more are expected to open throughout the state as the year progresses.Many previously operated strictly as medical cannabis dispensaries under a patchwork of local regulations, and will now be licensed by the state for recreational merchandise as well.Among the very first will be the Oakland-based Harborside dispensary, which has long ranked as the largest U.S. medical marijuana outlet. It planned to opens its doors at 6 a.m. local time on Monday.Customers in the recreational sector – which state regulators prefer to call the “adult use” market – are only permitted to buy an ounce (28 grams) of raw cannabis or its equivalent at a time.Medical patients can buy unlimited quantities, but must present a doctor’s note and have purchased a medical ID card.The stage for Monday’s grand opening was set when voters passed a ballot measure in November 2016, Proposition 64, immediately legalizing personal possession and use of recreational pot by adults 21 and over.But it has taken California lawmakers and bureaucrats over a year to devise a licensing, regulatory and tax structure for all phases of the commercial distribution chain.California in 1996 became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use, and more than 30 states have since done likewise.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday June 16

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: wide-ranging interview with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, including her thoughts on the latest surge in violence and homicides in Baltimore. Plus, we’ll talk about Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s pledge to give Baltimore more than $3 million for summer jobs for the city’s youth and another $4 million for recovery from April’s uprising.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Ram Katha redefined

first_imgEver thought of Ramayana depicted entirely through paintings? Well, more than 101 Ramayana based paintings are on display at National Museum titled as Rama Katha — The story of Rama through Indian miniatures.The paintings created between  17-19 century depicts various parts of Valmiki’s story like, the Portrait of Rama, Hanuman carrying the Dongiri mountain Rama breaking the Shiva’s bow in king Janak’s court, Rama, Laxman and the golden deer, fire ordeal of Sita, Ravan on his golden throne among others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The paintings also throw light on varied interpretations of the same story across stylistic genres like Pahari style, Kalighat style, Rajasthani style, Moughal style and many more. The paintings have been collected from various parts of India and more than 70 paintings are on display for the first time. The selection of art work has been done carefully so that each style is exhibited and viewers can compare, understand and imbibe the styles.The exhibition promises to be an experience of different styles of miniature paintings. Later this year, these paintings will travel to Royal Museum of Art and History at Brussels in Belgium, to be displayed.last_img read more

Bethesdas Orion Promises to Optimize Cloud Gaming Heres How

first_imgNot just another cloud gaming serviceWhen you hear the words “cloud gaming,” your thoughts probably go to older services like OnLive or the newer entries Nvidia GeForce Now, Shadow and of course Google Stadia and the newly announced Xbox Project xCloud. However, Orion isn’t just another streaming service. Instead of trying to jump into what’s becoming an increasingly crowded market, the company is looking to improve what’s already there. So it’s a complementary tech rather than competitive.How does it work?Orion’s goal is to optimize game streaming, improving network speed and latency. Most cloud gaming services attempt to tackle the problems of bandwidth speeds and lag creating data centers housing a myriad of servers to accommodate gamers. Bethesda has eschewed the hardware route, instead focusing on software using patented technologies to optimize frame rendering and compression rate claiming an estimated 20 percent on the former and 40 percent on the latter.AdvertisementMORE: Bethesda E3 News: Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein and MoreWhat does it mean?A more efficient means of streaming pays off for both content creators and consumers. Developers can stream content for a lower cost thanks to the optimized compression and frame rendering. That passes along the savings to the average consumer who won’t necessarily need as much data to stream. That’s potentially great news for anyone working within a hard internet data cap.It also means that high-latency, the ever-lurking boogieman of cloud gaming, is potentially cut off at the knees. With significantly optimized frame rendering, latency is also greatly reduced. In fact, Bethesda is claiming that you’ll have the ability to stream your game onto any platform at the highest settings. To drive home this point, the company streamed Doom (2016) in 4K at 60 frames per second on stage on what appeared to be an iPhone XS Max and there didn’t seem to be a bit of lag. But it’s one thing to stream in the controlled environment of a press conference and quite another to do it at home with spotty internet.And before any of these Orion-optimized realities can take place, developers will have to enable the technology. So it’ll take an industry-wide push to bring Orion to the masses in any significant way.How can I play?If you want to take Orion for a test drive, you can sign up for the beta at the Doom Slayers club which will be running a public beta trial sometime this year. Unfortunately, the first trial is limited to devices running iOS11 and higher. However, Android and PC runs are coming later down the road.Be sure to follow our E3 2019 news hub all week long for the biggest reveals and impressions out of Los Angeles.E3 Preview: What to Expect from Xbox, Nintendo and MoreE3 Predictions: The 9 Reveals We Want to SeeBlade Shadow PC vs. Nvidia GeForce Now vs. LiquidSky LOS ANGELES, CA – We were all expecting games from Bethesda. But the revered game publisher/developer threw the industry for a loop with its Orion announcement. During the company’s E3 2019 press conference, it unveiled its Orion technology, which it promised could optimize cloud gaming making it cheaper for both developers and consumers alike. Here’s everything we know so far about this exciting new tech. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Thomas Cook India launches exclusive packages for Durga Puja

first_imgAvid Bengali travellers can now enjoy distinctive curated itineraries with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd’s recently launched exclusive international packages-‘Sharod Shubheccha’.With this launch, Thomas Cook will incorporate a unique festive spirit into its tours exclusively for its Durga Puja tours.Tapping the important markets for the Durga Puja holidays Kolkata and West Bengal, as also Bhubaneshwar and Orissa have been earmarked, accounting for 10% of the overall leisure travel business. Customers are booking their holidays two months in advance, resulting in an uptake of 27% in bookings year-on-year.Thomas Cook has introduced special packages to some of the top favourite international destinations like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Macau, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK and others. Prices start from Rs 35000 onwards (per person on twin share basis) giving more than one reason to Bengali travellers to celebrate an auspicious occasion in a foreign locale.Commenting on the Durga Puja special packages Rajeev D Kale, President & Country Head – Leisure Travel & MICE, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “Durga Puja is one of the most significant festive occasions and is widely celebrated in West Bengal. Marked by grand celebrations, the nine-day festive extravaganza is one of the biggest holiday seasons in the state. Keeping in mind the strong support received from our discerning Bengali travellers, also considering their evolving preferences and demands, we at Thomas Cook India have designed special packages at exciting price points, to enable Bengali travellers celebrate their favourite festival at their dream destinations- with their loved ones.”last_img read more

Trends Indicate Recovering Not Bubbling Home Market

first_imgTrends Indicate Recovering (Not Bubbling) Home Market in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Market trends across the United States indicate a recovering real estate market—but not a bubble—according to the latest Home Value Forecast from Pro Teck Valuation Services. According to the forecast, the housing economy is in healthy rebound, so much so that even the markets showing the greatest appreciation are not near 2006 figures, when the market was at its historical peak.Pro Teck’s conclusion is decidedly more optimistic than other forecasts released in recent weeks. Earlier in July, FICO reported that 56 percent of U.S. lenders fear another bubble is forming. “While every market is different, and every neighborhood is different,” said Pro Teck CEO Tom O’Grady, “we see positive trends now being the norm instead of the exception.”Pro Teck’s conclusion validates reports by other industry organizations, such as Trulia, which predicted in March that the housing economy would stagger back to stable footing without creating a bubble.One of the positive trends Pro Teck sees is the recovery of market values in states such as Florida, where processing foreclosure properties through a long judicial process had delayed recovery time. Now that foreclosures from a few years ago are concluding, the markets in judicial states are opening back up and more homes are being listed for sale. This, said O’Grady, is an important ingredient when it comes to market performance and growth. Active listings in any market, he said, have dramatically affect that market’s dynamics—fewer listings indicate more competition that results in home price appreciation.Still, Florida is home to three of the worst-performing markets in the country: Lakeland, Tallahassee, and Tampa. “Although many of the indicators in the bottom ten are trending positive, we are still seeing more than six months of inventory in all but one market and high foreclosure ratios,” O’Grady said. “Until those indicators improve, those areas are likely to see weaker housing conditions for the coming months.”Florida’s unenviable company at the bottom includes metros in Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia/Maryland and Ohio/Pennsylvania.According to Pro Teck, listings in three of the top 20 markets (Hawaii, Texas, and California) have dropped by more than 60 percent year-over-year, leading to the most rapid growth in the U.S. But while the forecast is positive for the next three to five years in these areas, these markets will not sustain the recent their recovery pace, and a bubble will not form.”The big difference this time around is that mortgage credit is much tighter due to increased regulation and the zero down, pick-a-pay, stated income, type of exotic mortgages that created the last bubble are no longer an option,” O’Grady said.According to the report, seven of the top 10 performing markets are in California, where they have been since last year and show no signs of taking a back seat to anywhere else anytime soon. “California is leading MRI, active listings, active price change percent, and sales-to-list price ratios,” O’Grady said. “These hot markets are leading to very attractive prices for sellers.” The other three markets in the top 10 were in Texas (Houston and Lubbock) and Seattle. FICO Forecast Home Values Housing Bubble Pro Teck Valuation Services Trulia 2014-07-17 Scott_Morgancenter_img July 17, 2014 469 Views Sharelast_img read more

Raffles Hotels Resorts has for some time been lo

first_imgRaffles Hotels & Resorts has for some time been looking to extend its presence in Europe beyond its foothold in Paris. Its exploring hand has found welcome in Moscow and a building in the Russian capital that was raised in the seventeenth century. What became known as Chizhevskoe Podvorie is a building that is now owned jointly by the city’s government and ALT Corporation, and it is the latter’s fingers that have entwined with Raffles’. The 130-room Raffles Moscow will open in the central Kitay-gorod district of the city in 2011.last_img

Box Office Top 20 Star Wars narrowly beats Jum

first_imgBox Office Top 20: ‘Star Wars’ narrowly beats ‘Jumanji’ by The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2018 6:12 am PDT Last Updated Jan 3, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Facing stiff competition from “Jumanji,” ”Star Wars: The Last Jedi” just barely topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with $66.8 million in additional earnings across the holiday weekend.The blockbuster space saga has now earned $531.5 million from North American theatres, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2017.In a close second was “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which brought in $66.3 million in its second weekend in theatres. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer has earned $185.2 million to date.“Pitch Perfect 3” followed in third place with $21.7 million, while “The Greatest Showman” took fourth place with $20.9 million. Both are in their second weekend in theatres.The animated family pic “Ferdinand” rounded out the top five with $14.9 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by comScore:1. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney, $66,813,601, 4,232 locations, $15,788 average, $531,511,829, 3 weeks.2. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” Sony, $66,273,753, 3,765 locations, $17,603 average, $185,224,946, 2 weeks.3. “Pitch Perfect 3,” Universal, $21,676,000, 3,468 locations, $6,250 average, $68,166,470, 2 weeks.4. “The Greatest Showman,” 20th Century Fox, $20,906,547, 3,316 locations, $6,305 average, $54,422,533, 2 weeks.5. “Ferdinand,” 20th Century Fox, $14,852,368, 3,337 locations, $4,451 average, $57,012,473, 3 weeks.6. “Coco,” Disney, $10,083,054, 2,104 locations, $4,792 average, $182,455,513, 6 weeks.7. “All The Money In The World,” Sony, $7,214,936, 2,074 locations, $3,479 average, $14,342,632,1 week.8. “Darkest Hour,” Focus Features, $7,010,765, 943 locations, $7,435 average, $19,658,052, 6 weeks.9. “Downsizing,” Paramount, $6,248,716, 2,664 locations, $2,346 average, $18,707,081, 2 weeks.10. “Father Figures,” Warner Bros., $4,966,173, 2,902 locations, $1,711 average, $14,030,095, 2 weeks.11. “The Shape Of Water,” Fox Searchlight, $4,723,305, 756 locations, $6,248 average, $16,863,460, 5 weeks.12. “Wonder,” Lionsgate, $4,270,824, 1,193 locations, $3,580 average, $122,579,689, 7 weeks.13. “Molly’s Game,” STX Entertainment, $3,110,069, 271 locations, $11,476 average, $6,137,582,1 week.14. “Lady Bird,” A24, $1,901,467, 392 locations, $4,851 average, $31,867,480, 9 weeks.15. “Justice League,” Warner Bros., $1,564,203, 1,215 locations, $1,287 average, $225,913,169, 7 weeks.16. “The Disaster Artist,” A24, $1,241,322, 507 locations, $2,448 average, $18,170,124, 5 weeks.17. “Tiger Zinda Hai,” Yash Raj Films, $1,227,405, 284 locations, $4,322 average, $4,878,546, 2 weeks.18. “Daddy’s Home 2,” Paramount, $1,202,123, 770 locations, $1,561 average, $102,071,930, 8 weeks.19. “Thor: Ragnarok,” Disney, $1,129,887, 540 locations, $2,092 average, $311,500,126, 9 weeks.20. “Call Me By Your Name,” Sony Pictures Classics, $998,105, 115 locations, $8,679 average, $4,906,868, 6 weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.last_img read more

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