Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. jumped $1.63, or 7.2 percent, to $24.31 in midday trading. Cowen& Co. analyst Doug Creutz said analysts had expected "Home" to bring in $30 million to $40 million. He said the movie's opening is the best for a DreamWorks movie in almost three years, since the third "Madagascar" film, and its best result for a non-sequel in six years.» Read More
NEW YORK— In the annals of film festival flops— from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes— the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. After the film premiered last week at the South By Southwest Film Festival, during a Q&A with director Etan Cohen, an audience member voiced not so much a question as a harsh judgment.
ALLAHYAR, Iran— Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it. The movie "Muhammad, Messenger of God" already recalls the grandeur— and expense— of a Cecil B. DeMille film, with the narrow alleyways...
Lionsgate entered a deal with China's Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary. Insight to the collaboration, with Michael Burns, Lionsgate vice chairman.
Discussing the "Divergent" series, and John Malone joining the board, with Michael Burns, Lionsgate vice chairman.
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm speaks about the end of Don Draper, the evolving world of original content and why he isn't involved with social media.
Box office sales, which have been driven young men, are now being driven up by women, The New York Times reports.
LOS ANGELES, March 22- "Insurgent" topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the "Divergent" series. Going into the weekend, Lionsgate had been projecting an opening of between $57 million to $60 million. "Insurgent" cost $110 million to produce, roughly $25 million more...
The second installment in the "Divergent" series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn's geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million. Many predicted a bit of growth for this second film, which sees the return of stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet to author Veronica...
LOS ANGELES, March 22- "Insurgent" topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the "Divergent" series. Going into the weekend, Lionsgate had been projecting an opening of between $57 million to $60 million. "Insurgent" cost $110 million to produced, roughly $25 million more...
Apple is reportedly releasing a Web TV service this Fall. Discovery founder John Hendricks is launching "CuriosityStream" on Wednesday, and explains what Apple could be after in the streaming space.
Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.
The Disney brand is stronger than ever, bolstered by movies, TV, consumer products, digital properties and theme parks.
Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."
David Bank, RBC Capital Markets, discusses how Disney has been able to expand its empire by growing its franchises.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Disney's winning strategy of building or buying brands and exploiting them across their properties, including movies, theme parks and consumer products.
Martin Pyykkonen, managing director of Rosenblatt Securities, discusses Disney's outlook following the announcement of new installments in both the "Star Wars" and "Frozen" film franchises.
Disney said an eighth installment in the "Star Wars" film franchise is set for release in May 2017.
For only $39,929, one company is giving Avengers fans the chance to own a life-size Iron Man statue, including the latest uniform, the Mark 43.
Despite declining viewership, the Academy Awards still stands as one of Hollywood's most effective box office tools.
LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...
HBO CEO Richard Plepler says HBO Now will be a big hit with millennials, and here's why.
HBO CEO, Richard Plepler, sits down with CNBC's Julia Boorstin for an exclusive interview to discuss HBO's deal with Vice, the new season of Game of Thrones and the recent Scientology documentary.
At the end of the day it's all about content, says HBO CEO Richard Plepler, discussing the company's plan to stream programing on the Internet.