Last week I told you about Universal and their attempt to get in to the “connected universe” movie franchise with the “Dark Universe”. We are talking about Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, and the most recent Tom Cruise flick, the Mummy. Unfortunately, this project isn’t off to the best start. Bad reviews, utterly defeated by Wonderwoman, and poor box office numbers. At this point, the movie is going to be lucky if it can break even financially. Time will tell if the other classic monsters will return to the big screen.
On Netflix, Orange is the new Black season 5 was just released and overall subscriptions and streamed views have gone up for the service. It was just a few short weeks ago a hacker group called The Dark Overlord tried to derail the exclusive service release by threatening to upload the entire season online, for free, unless a ransom was paid. Netflix chose not to entertain the hackers and moved forward with the release. According to the numbers, it was a very smart move for Netflix.