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  • 'Sharknado 2' returns     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Social media is directly responsible for the success of the "Sharknado" franchise, says Ian Ziering, "Sharknado 2" actor, discussing the movie's smashing success on the eve of its Wednesday night premiere on the Syfy Network.

  • July 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company's write-down of film inventory on "Turbo". DreamWorks took an impairment charge of $13.5 million, or 12 cents per share, on "Turbo" in the fourth quarter due to the poor performance of the movie, about a garden snail that races in NASCAR.

  • July 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc quarterly revenue almost halved as "How to Train Your Dragon 2" failed to fly as high as the first movie in the series. After a run of three weak movies, DreamWorks had pinned its hopes on "How to Train Your Dragon 2". The movie contributed 3.7 percent to the total feature film revenue of $69.7 million in DreamWorks' second quarter.

  • Legendary CEO: Investing in talent & content     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Thomas Tull, Legendary Entertainment CEO, about the state of the movie industry and his plan for growth at home and in China. Tull said the focus is on making great content across the board.

  • Why movies just don't matter on Netflix anymore Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    The successes of 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards' show that Netflix is ready to be a player in TV. Fiscal Times reports.

  • Italy opens theme park in tribute to film industry Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    ROME— A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome- based Cinecitta Studios— still in operation— were known as " Hollywood on the Tiber."

  • Shares in film making company Europacorp, in which he holds a 44 percent stake or some 12.94 million shares, climbed 7.5 percent to 4.15 euros each, valuing his holding at 53.7 million euros, up by 3.75 million from Friday's stock market close.

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • The billion-dollar old man: Batman turns 75 Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Batman No. 1

    Batman has starred in more movies than any other DC Comics character, sold more than 10 million comic books last year and earned $11 billion in merchandise.

  • The costumed fandom of Comic-Con Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:50 PM ET
    An attendee dressed as Spider-Man arrives for Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego.

    Nerdom has become big business in the years since legions of costumed fans first descended on San Diego.

  • Can 'Guardians' save summer?     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Filmmaker James Gunn, actors Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana from Marvel Studios movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the excitement over "Guardians of the Galaxy" from Comic-Con.

  • Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens in China Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market. Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a "significant number" of the theaters will open before the end of 2015..

  • What Wall Street expects from Netflix earnings Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    When Netflix reports its second quarter results after the market's close Monday the focus will be on how high subscriber numbers will reach.

  • 'Apes' rules U.S. box office for second weekend Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 20- Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend.

  • Can a 'Sex Tape' really get stuck in the cloud? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Cameron Diaz, left, and Jason Segel in a scene from the film "Sex Tape."

    In "Sex Tape," Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel accidentally blast their sex tape out via the cloud. Is that even possible?

  • Brace for more 'digital disruption': Gerald Levin Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Murdoch's stunning $80 billion offer for Time Warner may have been rejected, but more media consolidation is likely, ex-Time Warner chief Levin tells CNBC.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 13- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3 D "Apes" movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from Rentrak.

  • What movie can save the box office?     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak, discuss if the release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will help the suffering summer box office.

  • Can 'Apes' save a bombing summer box office? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    A scene from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

    When Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens in theaters this weekend, even rival studios across Hollywood are hoping it'll be a hit.

  • Verizon points finger at Netflix     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Verizon argues Netflix's mismanagement of its video streaming traffic has led to slower speeds for users. CNBC's Kayla Tausche, and Re/code's Kara Swisher, provides perspective.

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  • Apple TV will not launch until next year in part because cable companies are "dragging their heels," The Information reports.

  • "Sharknado 2" screenwriter Thunder Levin, discusses the genesis of Sharknado, the success of the franchise and the challenges of filming in New York City.

  • Social media is directly responsible for the success of the "Sharknado" franchise, says Ian Ziering, "Sharknado 2" actor, discussing the movie's smashing success on the eve of its Wednesday night premiere on the Syfy Network.