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  • Sony says 'The Interview' sales topped $31M Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in the film "The Interview."

    Sony said "The Interview" generated more than $31 million in sales, making it the firm's No. 1 online film of all time.

  • 'The Interview' racks up $31 million  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 5:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony's film "The Interview" has been rented or bought over 4.3 million times totaling over $31 million.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Sony Corp Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai on Monday praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment in November. "Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are lifelines of Sony and our entertainment business," Hirai said...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Sony Corp Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai on Monday praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment in November. Current and former employees of the studio were "the victims of one of the most vicious and malicious...

  • "Into The Woods," an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical that puts a spin on children's fairy tales, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp and has grossed $91.2 million since opening on Christmas Day. "The Interview," the provocative comedy blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, which then canceled its wide...

  • New Zealand looks beyond last Hobbit Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:23 AM ET

    "Tolkien-mania" tourism is boosting New Zealand's economy and helping to offset a price slump of its biggest export, milk. The Financial Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 1- DISH Networks Inc said on Thursday it would make "The Interview," the controversial Sony Pictures Entertainment film about the fictitious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, available as a pay-per-view option starting on Jan 2. Sony is trying to recoup the $44 million production budget plus an estimated $30 million to $40 million in...

  • The film, blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, will also be sold through Wal-Mart Stores Inc's digital on-demand service, Vudu, and on Sony's PlayStation Network, Sony said in a statement on Wednesday. On Dec. 17, Sony canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," a farcical story starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as...

  • 'The Interview' is coming to a TV near you Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in the film "The Interview."

    Sony announced that it has reached agreements with cable, satellite, and telecom providers to distribute "The Interview" on (VOD).

  • Predictions from Wall Street's greatest villains Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 Oliver Stone film, "Wall Street."

    Does Gordon Gekko think 2015 will be a good year for greed? Some of the greatest Wall Street movie villains of all time offer up their predictions.

  • Sony still struggling with massive hack  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Re/code's Walt Mossberg, and the "Squawk Alley" crew discusses the lapses at Sony that lead to its devastating hack attack.

  • Disney's blockbuster year  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune senior writer, discusses the driving force behind Disney's tech empire. They have a lot coming up in the pipeline, says Lev-Ram. Also a look at News Corp acquisitions strategy.

  • 'Offensive' Exodus movie banned in Arab countries Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Still from the film Exodus: Gods & Kings.

    Hollywood movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” was banned this week in the UAE and Qatar, as the religious epic proves controversial in the Middle East.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 30- The upcoming installment of the "Star Wars" franchise tops moviegoers' lists of most anticipated films of 2015, ticket seller Fandango said on Tuesday in what Hollywood watchers expect to be a banner box office year for studios. The new "Star Wars" film, which will be the first produced by Walt Disney Co, is set to be released on Dec. 18 and the reboot of...

  • The future of films  Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Could the unconventional way that Sony released "The Interview" online and in select theaters simultaneously be how the industry releases films in the future?

  • Shift away from movie theaters?  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Insight to "The Interview's" big weekend, with Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter executive editor.

  • 'Interview' rakes in $18 million  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the weekend's profits for Sony's "The Interview," and weighs in on whether the movie could change the way the movie business model works.

  • Is 'The Interview' a success for Sony? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    A man walks by the poster for the film "The Interview" outside the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton, Colorado December 23, 2014.

    Sony's 'The Interview' was never expected to win the weekend box office, but it still grossed less than would normally have been predicted.

  • 'The Interview' wins small screen  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the weekend's profits for Sony's "The Interview." Of the $18 million the film made, $15 million came in from legal downloads.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street trumps Frozen for piracy Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    A scene for "The Wolf of Wall Street" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

    “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been named 2014’s most pirated film and Game of Thrones the most pirated TV show.

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  • NEW YORK— Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The package is cheap compared with cable and satellite packages that typically cost $50 to $100 per month. Sling TV's base package costs $20 a month and comes with 11 channels from Disney,...

  • BOSTON— Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island, said in an obituary posted on its website. But the grassroots...

  • Jan 21- U.S. television network NBC will post all Super Bowl commercials that air on TV to a Tumblr page moments after they air on TV, providing another way for brands to reach viewers with ads that cost up to $4.5 million for 30 seconds. The page on social media site Tumblr is a way for those viewers to see all of the TV ads, NBC said in a statement on Wednesday.