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July 24, 2023

‘Barbie’ Blasts into Theaters with Record-setting Weekend for Greta Gerwig

In the most highly anticipated film weekend in a minute, Barbie has come out on top. The star-studded film took in over $150 million at the box office domestically, while Oppenheimer opened to the tune of $80.5 million. The Greta Gerwig-directed flick set a new revenue record for a film directed by a woman, locking in more than 50% more than the previous marker held by Patty Jenkins’ 2017 Wonder Woman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, women and girls accounted for 70% of the viewing audience. Overall, Friday through Sunday delivered the second-biggest box office weekend in history.

Click here for Boardroom’s full overview of “Barbenheimer” weekend at the box office.


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NFL Running Backs Band Together to Discuss Contract & Market Issues

The golden age of NFL running backs may be behind us. After an offseason that highlighted a depressed RB market, several of the league’s top talent banded together for an intense conversation this weekend to discuss the matter, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. Austin Ekeler pulled together the conversation and invited his top counterparts. Running backs enter the league paid at rookie rates; however, in the earliest stages of their careers, they tend to lock in their highest stats. When the time comes to negotiate a blockbuster contract, they are often seen as beyond their prime.

Boardroom’s Sam Dunn reflects on how Saquon Barkley and Josh Jacobs personify the bigger issues across the league.

Twitter Continues to Evolve with Proposed Logo Change

Elon Musk has proposed his biggest branding modifications yet for Twitter. Over the weekend, he announced that he plans to change the social media site’s logo from the blue bird to an X. The change will align with Musk’s overall vision that integrates X across many of his business properties — e.g., the Tesla Model X. He also stated plans to migrate the platform to X.com, while instituting changes in the overall nomenclature used by the site. Tweets will now be “X”s and followers will be “viewers.” As part of his series of notes on the matter, Musk said, “Soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”

Waka Flocka Flame, Wale, & Roscoe Dash Lock Diamond Status with ‘No Hands’

Thirteen years after its release, the club banger “No Hands” finally secured diamond status. RIAA announced that Waka Flocka Flame’s single, which features Wale and Roscoe Dash and was produced by Drumma Boy has officially surpassed the 10 million sales marker. The track is off of Waka Flocka Flame’s debut album Flockaveli, which also featured “Hard in Da Paint.” It debuted at No. 45 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 13 following its release.

Max Verstappen Takes Home Seventh Consecutive Victory at Hungarian GP

Earlier this month, Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung asked, “what will it take to beat Red Bull Racing?” The answer is far more complicated than anyone can seem to figure out. The racing team won its 12th consecutive Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen notched his seventh consecutive victory at the Hungarian GP. The Dutch driver is on track to win his third straight Drivers’ Championship title, as he’s 110 points ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sergio Peréz, with 281 and 171 points respectively.