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  • Action comes along with most summer sequels Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    A scene from "Mad Max: Fury Road."

    Summer is sequel season and action movies go hand in hand with sequels. Half of sequels are in the genre, while only a quarter of all movies are.

  • Streaming content only growing   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Streaming content only growing

    On National Streaming Day, Anthony Wood, Roku founder and CEO, discusses the growing amounts of content for online streaming services.

  • TOKYO— Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a federal court in Los Angeles over use of images from the 2014 "Godzilla" movie and to try to gain financing and distribution for the...

  • Big weekend at the box office   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Big weekend at the box office

    Strong weekend at the box office lead by Universal's Pitch Perfect 2, Warner Brother's Mad Max: Fury Road, and Marvels's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  • A cappella girls beat homicidal robot at box office Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with $70.3 million debut.

  • Netflix in talks to enter China   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Netflix in talks to enter China

    Netflix is reportedly in talks with Chinese firms as it looks to move into the market there.

  • For Hollywood bottom line, sequels win Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A still image from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    As the summer season hits, sequels promise to be big business for Hollywood studios, according to box office data.

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 10- "Avengers: Age of Ultron" iced out "Hot Pursuit" at the weekend box office, picking up $77.2 million and topping charts for a second consecutive time. With major markets such as China and Japan still left to open and domestic audiences continuing to embrace the film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" should have no trouble becoming the second 2015 release to...

  • Will ESPN's battle with Verizon hurt Disney?   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Will ESPN's battle with Verizon hurt Disney?

    Rick Munarriz, senior analyst in Media & Tech at The Motley Fool, discusses the clash between ESPN and Verizon over how the Disney-owned sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

  • Disney is a buy, but don't fall in love with it: Pro

    Charles Sizemore, CIO of Sizemore Capital Management, says Disney is one of the few U.S. firms with a strong growth story, but higher costs from ESPN may incur short-term uncertainty.

  • May 5- JetBlue Airways Corp and Amazon.com Inc have agreed to stream television, movies and music from the Internet retailer in-flight, broadening travelers' entertainment options, the companies said Tuesday. The service will be available on a majority of JetBlue's aircraft this year via the airline's free Wifi, so passengers can use their laptops and mobile...

  • Domhnall Gleeson talks Star Wars Episode VII   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Domhnall Gleeson talks Star Wars Episode VII

    Actor Domhnall Gleeson of "Ex Machina" discusses his role in Star Wars Episode VII.

  • #MayThe4thBeWithYou

    May 4th is Star Wars day. It’s a time when devoted fans around the world celebrate at parties such as the "Cantina at the end of the universe” hosted by super fans Gemini & Scorpio in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Businesses hope the force is with them on May 4 Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    Participants take part in a Star Wars Day fan event in Tokyo, May 4, 2015.

    Both large and small businesses now participate in the fan-created Star Wars Day each May 4.

  • May the Fourth be with you!   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    May the fourth be with you!

    Today is one of the most fun, "unofficial" holidays there is... Star Wars Day!

  • 'Avengers' sequel 2nd biggest US open of all time Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.

  • 'Avengers' tops box office   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    'Avengers' tops box office

    Avengers: Age of Ultron flew to the top of the weekend movie box office.

  • Why Avengers sequel will break records: Expert Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    The Avengers franchise is one of the few series that still get audiences to pay top dollar at the box office, Gitesh Pandya tells CNBC.

  • Will 'Avengers' break records?   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Will 'Avengers' break records?

    Gitesh Pandya, Box Office Guru.com editor, discusses summer box office estimates, and how "Avengers Age of Ultron" and other big name movies will stack up.

Entertainment

Television

  • The anti-tax group Club for Growth announced the broadcast and cable TV ads Thursday morning as part of a $1 million ad campaign in eight congressional districts urging lawmakers not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Late Thursday afternoon, the Club for Growth said it was pulling the ads that were set to air Friday. Neither lawmaker mentioned the Club...

  • Swisher: Code Conference lookahead

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Apple's potential TV service, tough love for Twitter from investor Chris Sacca, and Elizabeth Warren at the Code Conference next week.

  • Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playmate of the Year, poses during a luncheon on the garden grounds of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, May 14, 2015.

    Playboy on Thursday launched its completely safe-for-work mobile app Playboy NOW, part of a strategy to make more mainstream content.