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Actor Domhnall Gleeson of "Ex Machina" discusses his role in Star Wars Episode VII.
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.
Both large and small businesses now participate in the fan-created Star Wars Day each May 4.
Today is one of the most fun, "unofficial" holidays there is... Star Wars Day!
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
As tech companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on artificial intelligence, Alex Garland explores it through his new movie, "Ex Machina."
In a monthlong Kickstarter campaign, De La Soul raised the second-highest amount ever given to a musical project on the site.
A pair of fight watchers filed a class-action suit against Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank, alleging failure to disclose the fighter's shoulder injury.
The traditional cable bundle is not dead and still offers great value, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC.
There's not going to be a one-size-fits-all model for watching TV anymore, ex-ESPN President George Bodenheimer says.
Former ESPN President George Bodenheimer, talks about growing competition to capture digital viewers, and its battle with Verizon.
Former ESPN President George Bodenheimer, discusses how ESPN was able to establish itself as a sports media powerhouse.