“Ferdinand’ featuring John Cena first week numbers
The new animated movie “Ferdinand”, featuring WWE star John Cena voicing the lead role of a bull, had a decent first weekend at the box office this past weekend. The film earned $13.25 million playing at a total of 3,621 theaters.
The movie had the unfortunate task of debuting the same weekend as the blockbuster hit “Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi”, which did a monstrous $220 million opening playing in 4,232 theaters and was the second largest opening weekend for a movie of all time.
The film has gotten positive critic reviews, although its the smallest opening weekend for its studio, Blue Sky Animation, that is known for other hits like the Ice Age and Rio.
WWE TV coming to Mongolia
WWE issued the following press release on Monday, announcing that their programming will be coming to Monogolia for the first time ever.
SPS HD to Air WWE® Programming for the First Time in Mongolia
12/18/2017 – ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) and SPS HD, Mongolia’s premier sports broadcaster, today announced an agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® on SPS Sports for the first time in Mongolia.
Beginning this week, SPS Sports will air a two-hour version of Raw on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and SmackDown at 11 a.m. on Sundays, both available in English with Mongolian subtitles.
“We are proud to bring WWE programming to Mongolia for the first time,” said Naranbat Nasanbat, CEO of SPS HD. “Our fans across the country will enjoy WWE’s highly entertaining storytelling.”
“We are thrilled to complete our first-ever broadcast deal in Mongolia,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “This partnership to televise WWE programming allows us to expand our reach and deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country.”
Raw and SmackDown will also be available on SPS HD’s TV Everywhere platform for authenticated subscribers, and on its 14-day VOD catchup window.