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  • Alibaba in talks with Sony Pictures: Report Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks in Laguna Beach, Calif., October 27, 2014.

    Alibaba Pictures, the media arm of the the Chinese e-commerce giant, is reportedly in talks with Sony Pictures to co-finance movies.

  • Marvel Universe expands with film franchises Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    Image from Black Panther movie poster

    Marvel Universe announced new series of film franchises, including eight superhero films.

  • Regal shares jump on talk of sale Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Regal Entertainment Group shares soared Tuesday after the movie theater chain said that it is considering a possible sale. Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible said in a research note that the company's strong predictable cash flow and strong box office outlook may appeal to strategic or financial buyers. Cinemark Holdings Inc. shares increased 2...

  • Regal shares spike on sale exploration Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Regal Entertainment Group said it was considering a sale, and shares rocketed up 17 percent in after-hours trading.

  • Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers at the North America box office than the violent Keanu Reeves thriller " John Wick." Board-game adaptions such as "Ouija" have had a checkered history at the box office, with the big-budget "Battleship"— the last Hasbro game turned into a movie— famously flopping in 2012. But "Ouija," made by...

  • Roku working on confidential IPO file: DJ     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    According to Dow Jones citing sources familiar, Roku is working on a confidential IPO. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.

  • Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    "The fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time made more than $250 million of its total in Japan alone, nearly a third of its overseas numbers and more than five times what it made in France, according to Box Office Mojo. Disney shows its love for Japan by setting the story in a picturesque town that's a cross between Tokyo and San Francisco, San Fransokyo, complete...

  • Minimum-wage workers deserve more Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Steve James was impressed by the work ethic of the minimum-wage workers he met while making his documentary, "The Value of Work." He thinks they deserve better.

  • Christian Bale landed Jobs role without audition Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.

    According to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, actor Christian Bale didn't have to audition for his role in the coming Steve Jobs biopic.

  • Off the Charts: Content is king     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer goes "off the charts" with Explosive Options founder Bob Lang, for a closer look at entertainment stocks, including Disney and Time Warner.

  • Morgan Spurlock demystifies US economy     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, discusses his new film series "We The Economy," where he tackles financial literacy and what makes the economy tick.

  • Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial documents filed this month in New Zealand, where the films are being made, show production costs through March had reached 934 million New Zealand dollars.

  • Star Wars to be 'seismic' for Disney: Cramer     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla discuss Hasbro's pretty good quarter, and the potential boost to Disney shares from the Star Wars franchise.

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Netflix CEO thinks HBO & Netflix 'both do well'     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the company's weaker than expected subscriber growth in Q3. Hastings also addressed competition with HBO. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports

  • Netflix subscriber miss: Analyst's take     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Netflix shares tank after the company reported fewer subscriptions than anticipated last quarter. Rob Sanderson, MKM Partners managing director, explains his long-term view for the company.

  • Neflix CEO defends subscriber growth     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin spoke to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings after the company beat earnings estimates, but reported lower than expected subscriber additions.

  • Netflix shares crushed by low subscriber growth     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, provides his outlook on Netflix and its competition with HBO.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 15- The superheroes of DC Comics will battle the Marvel heroes at the box office, as Warner Bros. confirmed plans for upcoming films on Wednesday that include new installments of "The Lego Movie" franchise and expansions of the "Harry Potter" world. The new release dates and casting details were issued by Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. studios at the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 14- Netflix Inc is on a mission to start closing the yawning gap between the theatrical debut of movies and their availability for online streaming, forcing Hollywood to rethink where to release new films. With a sequel to martial-arts drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and four Adam Sandler movies, Netflix will have brand-new content for...

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