Boxoffice Podcast


The Super Bowl Spots and Cinépolis Speed Dating

Episode 216 – February 15, 2024

In this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Rebecca Pahle and Chad Kennerk discuss last weekend’s Super Bowl box office and break down all the major trailers from the big game. In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Annelise Holyoak, the national director of marketing for Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, about their partnership with CitySwoon to help singles find their forever movie date. 

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A Subscription Program for Cinema Entertainment Centers with Cinergy’s Nathan Hunstable and Traci Hanlon

Episode 215 – February 8, 2024

In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle talk about the infamous Dune popcorn bucket. In the feature segment, Daniel chats with Cinergy’s Nathan Hunstable and Traci Hanlon to talk about the benefits of a subscription program for cinema entertainment centers.

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Is Tesla Going Into the Drive-In Business?

Episode 214 – February 1, 2024

In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, cohosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss the lowest-grossing week since September 2023, including a run-down of the films that received the coveted “Oscar bump” after being nominated last week. The pair then discuss rumors that car manufacturer Tesla is getting into the drive-in business in Los Angeles.

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What to Expect from This Year’s Dine In Cinema Summit [Sponsored by Spotlight Cinema Networks]

Episode 213 – January 25, 2024

In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, cohosts Rebecca Pahle and Daniel Loria discuss this year’s Oscar nominations. In the feature segment, sponsored by Spotlight Cinema Networks, Loria speaks with Matt and Amy Mader, organizers of the Dine In Cinema Summit, about what can be expected from this year’s event.

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Cinema Technology Trends in 2024 with Celuulod Junkie’s J. Sperling Reich

Episode 212 – January 18, 2024

In this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria and Sperling Reich explore the evolution of cinema technology. They cover the transition from xenon to laser projectors, the challenges faced by Alamo Drafthouse with Sony Digital Cinema, the rise and setbacks of LED screens, and the standardization of immersive audio with IAB. They also discuss the industry’s need for innovation and reflect on the slow adoption of technology in certain areas. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18


2023 Studio Report Card; Disney Not the Top Domestic Earner for the First Time in Nearly a Decade

Episode 211 – January 11, 2024

In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle do a year-in-review breakdown of the top six highest-grossing studios domestically: Universal, Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, and Lionsgate. The pair assess the hits and misses for each studio and what lessons can be taken from the underperformance of key films on the 2023 calendar. 

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The Super Bowl Spots and Cinépolis Speed Dating

In this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Rebecca Pahle and Chad Kennerk discuss last weekend’s Super Bowl box office and break down all the major trailers from the big game. In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Annelise Holyoak, the national director of marketing for Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, about their partnership with CitySwoon to help singles find their forever movie date. 

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What to Listen For

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:38 Lisa Frankenstein’s debut
  • 04:38 Super Bowl trailer breakdown
  • 07:36 Despicable Me vs. Kung Fu Panda
  • 09:46 Ryan Reynolds revives Deadpool in Disney’s realm
  • 13:41 Bob Marley biopic
  • 16:18 Madame Webb’s box office forecast
  • 21:10 Cinépolis Speed Dating 
  • 24:04 Partnering with Cityswoon
  • 27:33 Valentine’s Day screenings and more
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The Super Bowl Spots and Cinépolis Speed Dating
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A Subscription Program for Cinema Entertainment Centers with Cinergy’s Nathan Hunstable and Traci Hanlon
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Is Tesla Going Into the Drive-In Business?
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What to Expect from This Year’s Dine In Cinema Summit [Sponsored by Spotlight Cinema Networks]
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Cinema Technology Trends in 2024 with Celuulod Junkie’s J. Sperling Reich
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2023 Studio Report Card; Disney Not the Top Domestic Earner for the First Time in Nearly a Decade
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2024 Box Office Preview – Exhibition Braces for a Downturn
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2023 in Review: The Biggest Stories Hits, Surprises, and Disappointments at the Box Office
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Christmas Box Office Preview
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‘GKIDS’ The Boy and the Heron Surprises at the Box Office
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‘Poor Things’ Hopes to Ignite the Specialty Market; Beyoncé’s Theatrical Renaissance
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Thanksgiving Recap
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Who Are the Winners and Losers of Thanksgiving 2023?; Interview with Dir. Francis Lawrence of Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
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What is the Future of the MCU?; Warner Bros. Makes Controversial Decision to Shelve Completed Film
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Will THE MARVELS Give the MCU Its Worst Opening Weekend? Plus, How the Mahoning Drive-In Theater Became a Mecca For Horror Fans
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Five Nights at Freddy’s Kills It at the Box Office; Showcase Cinemas’ Rebecca Stein on the Evolution of Movie Marketing
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Swift and Scorsese; Comscore Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian [Sponsored by Cinionic]
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Taylor Swift’s Blockbuster Weekend; Looking Ahead to ShowEast 2023 [Sponsored by Cinionic]
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Countdown to Swift; Documentary ONLY IN THEATERS Pays Tribute to the Laemmle Legacy
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Beyonce Comes to Cinemas, Bobbie Bagby Ford on B&B Theatres’ Spirit of Innovation
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