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Behind the Screens

Movio & Numero

We’re excited to introduce ‘Behind the Screens’, a new podcast showcasing our unique industry insights, experience, and thought-leadership, as we explore the people behind the box office. Each episode will be co-hosted by industry experts and lovers of all-things-cinema - Matthew Liebmann and Simon Burton. They will begin by discussing the weekend that’s just been, and continue into an interview segment with Vista Groups’ studio or exhibition partners, data scientists, colleagues and more! Find us on Twitter @moviohq & @numeroboxoffice

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Behind the Screens is coming soon!
17-06-2021
Behind the Screens is coming soon!
Welcome to Behind the Screens, a new podcast showcasing our unique industry insights, experience, and thought-leadership, as we explore the people behind the box office. Each episode will be co-hosted by industry experts and lovers of all-things-cinema - Matthew Liebmann and Simon Burton. They will begin by discussing the weekend that’s just been and continue into an interview segment with Vista Groups’ studio or exhibition partners, data scientists, colleagues and more.  We'll see you soon!
Dinosaurs, Lightyear, and 50 episodes of Behind the Screens
5d ago
Dinosaurs, Lightyear, and 50 episodes of Behind the Screens
As Top Gun approaches the billion-dollar box office mark, we passed our own milestone of Behind the Screens' 50th episode. In this week's instalment, Ryan Provencher joins us again to talk through the box office and audiences for Jurassic World Dominion, Lightyear, and Top Gun: Maverick's continued exceptional performance. How does the hero from Toy Story match up against dinosaurs and fighter jets? Tune in to find out! Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 3:15 How does Lightyear fit with Toy Story? - 8:31 Jurassic World Dominion Audience Evolution - 17:56 Next Week - 23:05
Premiumising Cinema Experience with Nic Robin of Village Cinemas
14-06-2022
Premiumising Cinema Experience with Nic Robin of Village Cinemas
Nic Robin, Executive General Manager, Revenue & Growth at Village Cinemas Australia, joins us today to talk about the premiumisation of the cinema-going, and how Village have differentiated themselves through Gold Class, VMax, and other premium experiences. Matthew and Simon break down the numbers and audience for the latest release, Jurassic World: Dominion. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:00 Interview with Nic Robin - 6:18 Next Week - 34:22
The audience behind Top Gun: Maverick's soaring success
07-06-2022
The audience behind Top Gun: Maverick's soaring success
Christine Rizzolo joins us again this week as we dive into the audience insights from Top Gun: Maverick's stellar second weekend, where the film has had an incredible hold. We bring you the usual box office breakdown with highlights from Top Gun: Maverick's domestic and international success, and the opening of Jurassic World: Dominion. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:09 Audience Analysis for Top Gun - 3:35 Next Week - 8:40
Top Gun: Maverick and the top movies of May
01-06-2022
Top Gun: Maverick and the top movies of May
Christine Rizzolo joins us once more for Behind The Screens' monthly roundup, looking at the soaring success of Top Gun: Maverick's opening, as well as the audiences and box office performances of the headline movies from the month of May. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:12 May movies with Christine Rizzolo - 9:25 Next Week - 22:39
Jackie Brenneman takes us behind the screens with The Cinema Foundation
24-05-2022
Jackie Brenneman takes us behind the screens with The Cinema Foundation
With Doctor Strange and Downton Abbey holding audiences’ attention in the box office this week, we welcome Jackie Brenneman, President of The National Association of Theatre Owners' new Cinema Foundation, to talk to us about just what The Cinema Foundation is, why it’s important and timely now, and how it stands to help the entire cinema industry. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:54 Interview with Jackie Brenneman - 7:30 Next Week - 36:43
Championing collaboration in domestic film industries with Sue Maslin & Gino Munari
17-05-2022
Championing collaboration in domestic film industries with Sue Maslin & Gino Munari
We have an Australian double-feature this week with two highly-experienced guests from the Australian film industry: Sue Maslin and Gino Munari. They discuss The Australian Feature Film Summit, and how The Australian film industry can work together across the full range of production, distribution, and exhibition to create greater success for Australian titles and everyone involved. Matthew and Simons cover Doctor Strange’s holdover and audience evolution since its release. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:05 Interview with Sue Maslin and Gino Munari - 7:50 Next Week - 37:01
A close look at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
10-05-2022
A close look at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Matthew and Simon take us through a brief but close look at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, covering the movie's box office results, impressive comparisons to other Marvel Cinematic Universe titles, and the audience makeup that comprised its opening weekend. With both hosts still on the road, it's short and sweet this week, with an exciting interview lined up for next week's episode. Topics and times: Australian International Movie Convention so far - 0:32 Box office recap for Doctor Strange - 1:09 Doctor Strange audience analysis - 3:12 Next Week - 4:30
CinemaCon Round Table with Leon Newnham & Sarah Lewthwaite
03-05-2022
CinemaCon Round Table with Leon Newnham & Sarah Lewthwaite
Vista Cinema CEO Leon Newnham and Movio CCO Sarah Lewthwaite join Matthew and Simon again for a round table discussion of their experiences at CinemaCon, with everything from the incredible slate lineup to impressions of Top Gun: Maverick. We also break down the audience that comprises everyone seeing Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, and take a look ahead at pre-sales for fellow multiverse movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:40 CinemaCon Round Tablet - 7:53 Doctor Strange pre-sales analysis - 31:52 Next Week - 34:09
Live from CinemaCon 2022!
26-04-2022
Live from CinemaCon 2022!
Matthew and Simon join us from the same location this week, talking direct from CinemaCon 2022 in Las Vegas! They give us their impressions from the event so far, and break down the big releases and audiences for the week with The Bad Guys and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:54 What’s happening at CinemaCon - 7:26 Next Week - 10:38
Picturehouse's personalised programming and distribution with Sam Clements
19-04-2022
Picturehouse's personalised programming and distribution with Sam Clements
In the second part of our interview with Sam Clements of Picturehouse we discuss Picturehouse's unique staff-driven take on film programming, and their distribution. Matthew and Simon analyse the audience for Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore, as well as the usual box office results for the weekend, and a look ahead at the pre-sales audience for Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:06 Interview with Sam Clements - 9:23 Next Week - 38:59
Sonic, Fantastic Beasts, and creating communities through membership with Sam Clements
12-04-2022
Sonic, Fantastic Beasts, and creating communities through membership with Sam Clements
Sam Clements, Head of Marketing & Membership at Picturehouse, joins us for part 1 of a 2-part interview, today examining how Picturehouse has created its cinema communities through the unique application of local-driven membership designs. Matthew and Simon bring us all the numbers and audience analysis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore, and Michael’s Bay’s explosive Ambulance. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 1:06 Interview with Sam Clements - 9:30 Next Week - 23:04
Movio all-stars insights from March, Morbius, and more!
05-04-2022
Movio all-stars insights from March, Morbius, and more!
It's a Movio all-stars episode this week with Ryan filling in for Simon, and Christine Rizzolo joins us for a new monthly segment, where she and Matthew examine the audiences for films of the previous month. This time, we're examining a bit more than March, and taking a look at the first quarter of 2022, as well as covering the box office for Morbius, Sonic the Hedgehog 2's early release, and Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. Times and topics: Box Office Recap - 0:30 Christine's insights from March - 8:28 Next Week - 21:00
Cinema advertising, campaigns, and data with DCM’s Steve Davis
29-03-2022
Cinema advertising, campaigns, and data with DCM’s Steve Davis
Steve Davis, Exhibition Director of Digital Cinema Media (DCM), joins us this week for an in-depth look at cinema advertising; how campaigns work, the hurdles of implementing cinema advertising, and the payoff and impact compared to other forms of advertising. RRR brings in the numbers and audience breakdown for this week’s box office. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:43 Interview with Steve Davis - 6:31 Next Week - 38:06
Shelli Taylor brings us the story of Alamo Drafthouse
22-03-2022
Shelli Taylor brings us the story of Alamo Drafthouse
After a week largely of holdovers in the box office, we’re joined by the incredible Shelli Taylor in an interview where she takes us through how Alamo Drafthouse navigated the devastating impact of the pandemic, and the unique Alamo experience that has defined them for years. As always, we bring box office analysis for this week’s biggest films, and Matthew and Ryan examine the anime-fan audience of new release, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:24 Interview with Shelli - 8:46 Next Week - 34:55
Batman, BTS, and how to enhance your box office with Oscars nominations
15-03-2022
Batman, BTS, and how to enhance your box office with Oscars nominations
We examine the holdover audiences for The Batman, and dive into the incredible performance of alternate content in cinema with BTS’s single-screening live concert. Then Christine Rizzolo joins us once again to talk about some of her incredible analysis and advice on how exhibitors can bring moviegoers back to the cinema with the pulling power of Oscar-nominated films. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:31 Interview with Christine - 12:30 Next Week - 26:13 Oscars® Night: Turning Nominations Into Box Office:
The Batman, with Sharon Strickland of Dendy Icon Group
08-03-2022
The Batman, with Sharon Strickland of Dendy Icon Group
As The Batman sweeps the box office in its opening weekend, we take a look at the audiences, numbers, and are joined by Sharon Strickland, CEO of Dendy Icon Group to talk all about her experiences and what makes Dendy Icon unique Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:32 Interview with Sharon - 5:38 Next Week - 22:12
Behind the Screens double-feature, with Francisco Schlotterbeck and Andrew Brooks
01-03-2022
Behind the Screens double-feature, with Francisco Schlotterbeck and Andrew Brooks
After a quiet week at the box office, we’re joined by two special guests, Francisco Schlotterbeck, CEO of Maya Cinemas, and Andrew Brooks, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Santikos Entertainment, for a deep dive discussion into how their businesses work, and what makes them unique. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:35 Interview with Francisco and Andrew - 2:40 Batman pre-sales - 30:42 Next Week - 35:10
Charting new territory: Uncharted and the Malaysian movie market with Mohit Bhargava
23-02-2022
Charting new territory: Uncharted and the Malaysian movie market with Mohit Bhargava
Ryan Provencher joins Matthew again as we chart the audience and box office results for Uncharted as Tom Holland dominates the screens around the world. Our guest, Mohit Bhargava, Chief Marketing Officer of TGV Cinemas, talks us through the unique makeup and challenges of the multicultural audiences in the Malaysian cinema landscape. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:36 Interview with Mohit Bhargava - 9:16 Next Week - 31:54
Examining the guest journey in cinema with Damian Kernahan
15-02-2022
Examining the guest journey in cinema with Damian Kernahan
This week we welcome Damian Kernahan, Founder and CEO of Proto Partners, to talk about his experiences and views on the state of the guest journey in cinema; where it excels, where it falls short, and where it can make changes to improve. Matthew and Simon tackle the post-superbowl numbers with Death on the Nile, Blacklight, and Uncharted's international release, and examine the audiences behind those figures. Topics and times: Box Office Recap - 0:32 Interview with Damian Kernahan - 7:55 Next Week - 28:29 The Nine Steps of Business Growth:
Jackass Forever & Returning Moviegoer Insights with Christine Rizzolo
08-02-2022
Jackass Forever & Returning Moviegoer Insights with Christine Rizzolo
This week we take a look at who returned to the cinema for a laugh with Jackass Forever, and then we dive headfirst into the importance of Moviegoer data with our own Christine Rizzolo, Senior Account Manager - Media & Operations. How audience targeting has adapted, who’s returning to cinema and at what frequency, along with how to use your moviegoer data to target an audience for a film that has felt comfortable returning to cinemas post-shutdown. (Now essential!) Box Office Recap: 0:30 Interview with Christine Rizzolo: 6:25 Next Week: 18:30