Captain America: Civil War unsurprisingly dominated the box office this weekend, raking in $181.8 million dollars as one of the top 5 movie openings ever. Deadline cited numbers from ComScore with the ethnic breakdown of moviegoers for the film: 48% White, 19% Hispanic, 18% Black and 16% Asian. Gender-wise women made up 34% of the audience. Civil War is the first superhero film to feature three Black heroes as part of the main cast. Two of the heroes were white women, but the omission of Black women superheroes along with other ethnic groups has been a sore spot in Marvel’s movie franchise.
Ayo Davis has been promoted to the head of Talent and Casting at ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios after serving as the interim replacement in the vacancy. She was previously the vice president of Talent and Casting, and has been with ABC Casting for 13 years. During this time Ms. Davis helped with the implementation of the ABC Discovers Initiative, which included outreach programs for Latino and Asian talent. Ms. Davis reports directly to Channing Dungey, the new president of ABC Entertainment. The news follows a round of announcements for the network, which includes superstars Kerry Washington and Viola Davis signing production deals with ABC.
Various members of the KKK believe that they are being painted as “too racist” in recent news stories. We could not make this up if we tried.