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  • '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.

  • Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever."

  • 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.

  • Musical of film 'Rocky' knocked down on Broadway Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Producers said Tuesday that the show will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Aug. 17, after playing 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film by Sylvester Stallone, the musical features a score by "Ragtime" veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "Hairspray."

  • 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.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ boosts this ex-communist country Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

  • And the 2014 Emmy nominees are... Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Netflix earns 31 2014 Emmy nominations, including 13 for "House of Cards" and 12 for "Orange is the New Black."

  • What's behind declining movie sales     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Discussing the movie theater business, with David Brain, EPR Properties president, trustee and CEO.

  • US moviegoers burned out?     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the box office had its worst Fourth of July weekend in 10 years.

  • IMAX's 3D future 'transforming': CEO     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    China is going to be the big game changer, says IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond, discussing the release of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the first feature film to use the new IMAX 3D digital camera.

Entertainment

Television

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

  • 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.

  • LONDON— London- based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European satellite giant. BSkyB said Friday it will buy Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland for 5.35 billion pounds from media giant 21st Century Fox.