GO
Loading...

Movies

More

  • Apple

    Apple is in advanced talks with Hollywood’s largest movie studios about launching an online film rental service to challenge cable and satellite TV operators, the Financial Times reports. 

  • 2009 National Championship Commemorative Replica Team Signature Football

    "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" hauled in $142.1 million to commandeer the record for best four-day Memorial Day weekend debut, capping a huge month that puts Hollywood on track for record summer business.

  • Behind the Scenes as "Star Wars" Turns 30 Sunday, 27 May 2007 | 4:33 PM ET

    We finally made it down to the giant Star Wars Celebration that is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center through the rest of Memorial Day Weekend.More than 40,000 fans are expected and this is the show of shows for the movie of all movies: the $20 billion "Star Wars" franchise.Our evening show "On the Money" decided to devote the last 40 minutes of the program tonight to recapping CNBC's special, weeklong coverage of "Star Wars." And what a blast!

  • Disney's "Pirates 3" -- Off to a Swashbuckling Start Sunday, 27 May 2007 | 4:07 PM ET
    Pirates of Caribbean 3

    "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" has already brought in 58 million dollars internationally. The film opened on Wednesday in many overseas countries and Thursday night in the U.S., putting it on track for strong numbers over the long holiday weekend. Seventeen million dollars of that comes from domestic theaters Thursday night, and that number will even bigger after Friday night and the remainder of the holiday weekend.

  • Star Wars: How The World Changed Friday, 25 May 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    Thirty years on, the movie franchise gets high marks for mythic originality, special effects and a huge return on investment.  Oh yeah, it's also a one-of-a kind  cultural phenomenon.

  • The Magic of Lucas and ILM Friday, 25 May 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    Star Wars explodes on the scene, and in the process, spawns Industrial Light & Magic's technology and special effects revolution. Just like a star exploding and giving birth to a solar system, Star Wars gave birth to the effects that have now appeared in more than 250 Hollywood blockbusters. Everything from Howard the Duck to Twister, Jurassic Park, Terminator, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • The Sweet Sounds of a Star Wars Obsession Friday, 25 May 2007 | 11:49 AM ET
    Vlix was a background character on an animated Star Wars series in 1985. Kenner Products produced one line of the animated characters, but killed plans for a second, of which Vlix was a part. For some unknown reason, the Brazilian toy company Glasslite produced a packaged Vlix action figure in 1988. Only a handful survive on their cards. Want one? It'll set you back around $18,000.

    Steve Sansweet isn't your average, everyday Star Wars fan. He's more like your very un-average, Star Wars FAN-atic. And his personal collection of Star Wars memorabilia is unlike any collection in the world. That's because it's the world's biggest. He hosted a CNBC crew a few weeks ago for a rare tour of his private, backyard museum...

  • High Gasoline Prices Boost Movie Profit, Says CEO Friday, 25 May 2007 | 11:15 AM ET
    Pirates of Caribbean 3

    The summer movie season kicks off with Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Disney’s third installment of Pirates comes after box office records were recently set by the Shrek and Spider-Man sequels. David Brain, CEO of Entertainment Properties Trust, joined CNBC’s Erin Burnett on “Squawk on the Street” to explain how he’s profiting from the big screen.

  • Cannes & the Music of Politics Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 9:46 AM ET
    Cannes Film Festival

    The Cannes Film Festival is about halfway through, and it's not just about starlets and red carpets -- real business gets done. Cannes is where American filmmakers go to meet with buyers from "foreign properties" to sell their international distribution rights. Often, independent filmmakers will sell foreign rights before the film is made, to finance production -- selling on the strength of the stars and the concept.

  • U.S. Making Progress On Chinese Piracy Fight Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 4:54 PM ET

    How goes the battle against Chinese intellectual piracy? John Taylor, Hoover Institute fellow and former Treasury department undersecretary, joined James Bacchus, chairman of the global trade practice group at Greenberg Traurig, to reassure "Power Lunch" viewers that "we're making progress as we speak."

  • Writers Guild Strike Looms Monday, 21 May 2007 | 12:56 PM ET
    The Writers Guild of America

    The Writers Guild of America warned the movie studios and TV networks that they're going to persist with demands for a bigger cut of new-media revenues.The WGA put out its 25-item "pattern of demands," which emphasize that writers must be compensated appropriately when their work is played on digital platforms like the internet or cell phones. That includes work created specifically for those new platforms, or content created for traditional media and repurposed for the new media world.

  • 'Shrek the Third' Shatters U.S. Box Office Records Sunday, 20 May 2007 | 5:55 PM ET
    A scene from "Shrek The Third." The film took in $122 million in its first weekend.

    "Shrek the Third" took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise's own record for best debut ever for an animated film, according to studio estimates Sunday.  The latest adventure of the ogre shot past 2004's "Shrek 2," the previous record-holder for animated openings with $108 million.

  • 'Spider-Man 3' Still Rules Worldwide Box Office Sunday, 13 May 2007 | 7:51 PM ET

    Spider-Man kept up his box office heroics for a second weekend, as the worldwide total for the third film in the superhero trilogy hit $622 million, the film's distributor said on Sunday.

  • ImClone Goes Hollywood Friday, 11 May 2007 | 11:05 AM ET
    Sam Waksal, former CEO of ImClone Systems

    The founder and former CEO of ImClone Systems, Sam Waksal, who is now sitting in prison for his role in the trading scandal that ensnared Martha Stewart, had a reputation for rubbing elbows with the New York glitterati and the Hollywood set. Well, it looks like ImClone is reliving its past.

  • Hong Kong Disney

    Disney reports that it continues to support the struggling Hong Kong Disneyland. Well, now we may know one reason why it's struggling. Just as every Disney movie going back to "Steamboat Willie" probably has been pirated in China, China now has a state-owned amusement park that recently included a mouse character, a woman with black hair surrounded by seven... elves... and pirate music. Not pirated music (well, maybe it was), but pirate music.

  • A Hollywood Billion Gets to Work Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    Summit Entertainment, a new studio launched two weeks ago with $1 billion in financing led by Merrill Lynch, just unveiled its slate of new development projects -- nine that will go into production this year -- with two films going into production this summer. The plan is to release ten to 12 films a year through its domestic pipeline, and they're not wasting any time.

  • News Corp Earnings Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    Will Murdoch convince the Bancroft Family to sell Dow Jones? Will he sweeten his already oh-so-sweet $5 billion offer for the Wall Street Journal's parent?There's no better place to find the future than in the past -- in News Corp's case, fiscal third-quarter earnings. Net income increased 6.2%, led by the movie division whose revenues grew a whopping 82% to $410 million, a record for the quarter.

  • Earnings Report: Disney, CVS, Molson-Coors Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    We have an earnings video news report by CNBC/Wall Street Journal Editor Bob O'Brien. Bob looked at three companies--Disney, CVS Caremark and Molson-Coors. Disney reports after the bell today and CVS has already reported. Molson has yet to.

  • Fox tells us it's developing a sequel to "Wall Street," and published reports say Michael Douglas will reprise his role as the villainous Gordon Gekko. The first movie didn't do that well at the box office back in 1987 ($48 million worldwide), but the REAL Wall Street loved it. Traders still quote dialogue: "If you need a friend, get a dog."

  • Actor Thomas Haden Church as Sandman in a battle with Spider-Man in a scene from "Spider-Man 3."

    David Bank, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the real money from “Spiderman 3” will be made in DVD sales and toys.

Entertainment

Television

  • Actor Rob Lowe, discusses his partnership with Miramax chairman Tom Barrack.

  • NEW YORK— CBS Corp. said Monday that it signed a long-term deal to continue broadcasting its programs on 12 television stations owned by Media General. "We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country," said Ray Hopkins, president of CBS Corp.' s television distribution division, in a statement.

  • NEW YORK— Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Sparks is executive producer of the TV movie " Deliverance Creek," premiering Saturday on Lifetime. "Deliverance Creek," starring Lauren Ambrose, is a departure for Sparks because it isn't a romance and isn't set in North Carolina.