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  • Box office in high gear   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Box office in high gear

    Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak, and Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital IQ, discuss summer box office and movie stocks.

  • Furious 7's record $384M   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Furious 7's record $384M

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the big weekend start to the summer box office with "Furious 7."

  • Burn rubber! 'Furious 7' rolls out to $144M debut Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 3:03 PM ET

    'Furious 7" raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend, according to initial data.

  • IMAX rolls out laser technology   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    IMAX rolls out laser technology

    IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond, launched the company's new laser projection technology at the "Furious 7" premiere.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 29- Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of "Home." The family film was the weekend's top ticket seller, pulling in a sterling $54 million, easily eclipsing projections that had it bowing to between $30 million and $35 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 29- Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of "Home." The family film was the weekend's top ticket seller, pulling in a sterling $54 million, easily eclipsing projections that had it bowing to between $30 million to $35 million.

  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director quits the franchise Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson

    "Fifty Shades of Grey" director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct a sequel.

  • Lionsgate collaborates with China   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Lionsgate collaborates with China

    Lionsgate entered a deal with China's Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary. Insight to the collaboration, with Michael Burns, Lionsgate vice chairman.

  • John Malone joins Lionsgate's board   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    John Malone joins Lionsgate's board

    Discussing the "Divergent" series, and John Malone joining the board, with Michael Burns, Lionsgate vice chairman.

  • Jon Hamm: More jobs for actors, harder to stand out

    "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm speaks about the end of Don Draper, the evolving world of original content and why he isn't involved with social media.

  • 'Where're the men?': Film industry asks Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Disney's "Cinderella"

    Box office sales, which have been driven young men, are now being driven up by women, The New York Times reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 22- "Insurgent" topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the "Divergent" series. Going into the weekend, Lionsgate had been projecting an opening of between $57 million to $60 million. "Insurgent" cost $110 million to produce, roughly $25 million more...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 22- "Insurgent" topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the "Divergent" series. Going into the weekend, Lionsgate had been projecting an opening of between $57 million to $60 million. "Insurgent" cost $110 million to produced, roughly $25 million more...

  • Can Cupertino kill cable?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    Can Cupertino kill cable?

    Apple is reportedly releasing a Web TV service this Fall. Discovery founder John Hendricks is launching "CuriosityStream" on Wednesday, and explains what Apple could be after in the streaming space.

  • Apple TV service could fuel more hardware sales Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Watching TV on a tablet computer

    Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.

  • 'Cinderella' story: Why Disney's at all-time highs Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    The Disney brand is stronger than ever, bolstered by movies, TV, consumer products, digital properties and theme parks.

  • Let it go (again)! Disney announces 'Frozen 2' Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."

  • Disney's magic content kingdom   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Disney's magic content kingdom

    David Bank, RBC Capital Markets, discusses how Disney has been able to expand its empire by growing its franchises.

  • Top 3 reasons Disney's 'crushing it'   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:13 AM ET
    Top 3 reasons Disney's 'crushing it'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Disney's winning strategy of building or buying brands and exploiting them across their properties, including movies, theme parks and consumer products.

  • Why Disney looks promising   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    Why Disney looks promising

    Martin Pyykkonen, managing director of Rosenblatt Securities, discusses Disney's outlook following the announcement of new installments in both the "Star Wars" and "Frozen" film franchises.

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  • Charter Communications Inc. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55.3 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. A: Cable companies are bulking up to survive as the number of cable and satellite TV subscribers slips— more consumers are "cutting the cord"— and competition from streaming video rises, thanks to rivals such as Netflix Inc. They also must...

  • The anti-tax group Club for Growth announced the broadcast and cable TV ads Thursday morning as part of a $1 million ad campaign in eight congressional districts urging lawmakers not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Late Thursday afternoon, the Club for Growth said it was pulling the ads that were set to air Friday. Neither lawmaker mentioned the Club...

  • Swisher: Code Conference lookahead

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Apple's potential TV service, tough love for Twitter from investor Chris Sacca, and Elizabeth Warren at the Code Conference next week.