Merge 104.8 | 23 January 2023
James Cameron’s sequel to Avatar has made box office history as it reaches $2 billion, a number most critics and film fans seemed to doubt it could top when the film first opened. It is also the highest grossing Hollywood film in the post pandemic world beating Top Gun. The success of Way of Water continues with figures expecting to peak at $2.5 billion.
Elon Musk has said he will revamp the size and frequency of advertisements that appear on Twitter and is planning to roll out a higher-priced subscription model that allows for zero ads. He’s looking to diversify the company’s business away from advertising dollars since he acquired the platform last year, hoping to rely on revenue from Twitter Blue subscriptions.
Victoria Beckham has reportedly earned £2million from the Spice Girls reunion tour without singing a single note or being part of it. It turns out she is still entitled to a cut of the takings from licensing deals, merchandising and endorsements generated from the tour, since she is still technically a band member. The Spice Girls reformed without Posh for a stadium tour three years ago but would love to go on tour again as a quintet.