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  • 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.

  • The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. But "Avengers: Age of Ultron" failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.. Although "Ultron" was the only new film in wide release this weekend, it had...

  • 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.

  • 'Age of Ultron' opens strongly with $27.6 million Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— "Avengers: Age of Ultron" debuted with a Hulk-sized $27.6 million in Thursday night showings, well above the pace of the first "Avengers" film. Disney said Friday that the opening night haul of "Age of Ultron" easily surpassed the $18.7 million first night opening of "The Avengers" in 2012. That Marvel release went on to become the third highest grossing film of...

  • 'Avengers' kicks off blockbuster season   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    'Avengers' kicks off blockbuster season

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on movies that pack the multiplex.

  • April 30- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as the company spends heavily on restructuring and diversifying its business. Shares of DreamWorks, known for film franchises such as "Shrek," "Madagascar" and " Kung Fu Panda," fell about 5 percent to $24.70 in light extended trading on Thursday.

  • How to see everything this action-packed weekend Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    This may end up being one of the greatest weekends in sports and entertainment in a long time. Here's a game plan so you don't miss any of it.

  • UPDATE 1-"Home" run drives DreamWorks revenue beat Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:56 PM ET

    April 30- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue, helped by the success of "Home" movie, its only release this year, and revenue from its "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise. DreamWorks said on Thursday that it earned $2.9 million from "Home", which was released on March 27, in the first quarter and $41.4 million in home...

  • 'Fast & Furious 7' is China's biggest ever grossing movie Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:51 AM ET

    BEIJING— "Fast& Furious 7" has knocked "Transformers: Age of Extinction" off the perch of China's highest grossing movie, demonstrating that Hollywood action and special effects movies are the safest bets in the fast-growing Chinese market. The movie starring Vin Diesel pulled in 450 million yuan in its second full week, ending Sunday, bringing its total box office...

  • Booming China film industry mines Web for oddball talent Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    The unusual path to the big screen shows how the Internet, granular data on online usage and private investment are driving changes in China's film industry. Now, billionaires and companies in industries from mining to tourism are jumping into the booming and glamorous film business whose pace of growth is stunning even by China's standards.

  • Bye Barbie, hello Batgirl? DC's push for girls Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    A New Super Hero Universe Designed Just For Girls, Slated For Fall 2015.

    DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Mattel are launching a new brand of entertainment to get more young girls excited about superheroes.

  • NEW YORK— "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. The Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment release came in third with $13.4 million. The Sony comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" held up stronger than expected to take second...

  • Investing in the silver screen   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Investing in the silver screen

    Through membership group Media Society, accredited investors get the opportunity to be executive producers and invest in movies in a safe way. Insight, with CEO Wade Bradley.

  • Movie ponders future of artificial intelligence Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    A scene from 'Ex Machina.'

    As tech companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on artificial intelligence, Alex Garland explores it through his new movie, "Ex Machina."

  • Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six" after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture and the inappropriate use of props. "The Ridiculous Six" is produced by Sandler and Allen Covert and is slated for a Netflix- only release.

  • Unbundling... new dawn for TV?   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Unbundling... new dawn for TV?

    Nobody looks at what the consumer has access to, says Robert Johnson, RLJ Companies founder, sharing his thoughts on the prospects of a Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, and the future of delivering television content.

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