Black Friday: Music & Movies Battle It Out

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Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) –- Thanksgiving Weekend is known in the U.S. as a big shopping weekend, but it’s also a weekend for big movies and big music.. As Bloomberg’s Mark Beech reports in this week’s “In The Know” segment,, there are a number of franchises that are battling it out for your dollars. He speaks to Anna Edwards and Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Black friday sales, will they rise since last year?

Yes, they will.

Caroline mentioned 59 billion.

What will happen this year?

The federation thinks it will go up.

We do not know.

There could be a rice.

-- rise.

It has been evolving.

More people were talking about shopping on thanksgiving itself.


We have got black friday spreading backwards.

Some shops open at midnight.

Black friday is a ready upon us.

It is not just about shopping.

Moviegoing is very popular around thanksgiving.

And music.

There are ways to work out how things are going.

In movies, we have two franchises battling.

We have "hunger games." it will be interesting to see who wins.

It brought in millions of dollars in one week.


Extraordinary in the u.s. it had an opening weekend that was the sixth best ever.

That is a heckuva start.

-- heck of a start.

And if the family decides to see disney's "frozen" and nother "free birds." at all about popcorn the turkey that was pardoned by president obama.

I'm kidding.

It is not about him.

It is about turkey that is pardoned and there is a turkey revolt.

It is animated.

Family film.

If you want to spend an hour and a half with the kids, all of them will do well.

And "gravity." wonderful film.

That has been in theaters for how many weeks?

It has been going since -- it is probably in the number eight position.

It will carry on doing that.

Best film of the year.

Let's talk cds.

It is gaga versus eminem.

It will win the battle of egos?

We should.

I was talked about her doing cds.

If you do get the physical copy, lady gaga has a nice cover.

On the other hand, she is up against bill dunlap attainted buildings of eminem.

-- dilapidated buildings of eminem.

Lady gaga got off to a great start.

We had a few that went number one.

Really interesting look at the album sales versus singles sales.

You can see trends in the music industry.

On the single sales, lady gaga is doing better and the album sales is worse.

People want to download these days.

People download singles these days rather than outcomes.

I think eminem would say he is back at his height.

But he has been going much longer than lady gaga.

We will see if she can sustain a rather she has had heard day -- has had her day now?

A lot of females in the top 20 on the billboards.

Katy perry is number five.

Miley cyrus is number 11. cher, remember her?

And celine dion.

There talking about how it could be a big weekend.

I realize they are different in the u.s. than in the u.k. [talking over each other] number three over the holiday weekend.

Lady gaga will win on both fronts.

Now we are in thre know.

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