The Daily Populous

Saturday February 15th, 2020 morning edition

image for Cats has ended its domestic run after 8 weeks with a total of $27.2M.

Unfortunately, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was part of the later, as it fell 59% to $72.39 million over the weekend.

However, this was still a dominate performance at the box office, earning more than the next three films combined.

Granted, this is 20% lower than last weekend, but more importantly, it is 5.0% higher than the same weekend last year.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker recovered a little bit from Sunday’s estimates to earn $177.38 million for the full weekend.

While it is always better to beat estimates, this isn’t a large enough margin to really matter in the long run.

Internationally, the film made $197.7 million in 52 markets to give it a worldwide opening of $375.1 million.

There are some mixed results on the weekend chart with some films topping expectations, while others are struggling mightily. »

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

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Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday by a jury of all three charges related to his efforts to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike, in what a top prosecutor called "an old-fashioned shakedown.".

Daniels posted a statement on Instagram, saying: "Sadly, it appears what Michael Avenatti did to me was just the tip of an iceberg of deceit.

Avenatti had claimed to represent amateur basketball coach Gary Franklin, who testified at trial that he was unaware of the lawyer's tactics. »

California court says Apple must pay retail workers for time spent waiting on bag searches

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According to today’s decision, Apple is required to pay its retail workers for the time it takes for their bags to be searched after their shifts.

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals then asked the California Supreme Court to clarify the law.

Today, Bloomberg Law reports that the California Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the workers: Apple violated state law when it didn’t pay for the time spent waiting on mandatory searches at the end of shifts. »