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  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

  • '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.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $55.13. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $86.80. Gannett rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.47.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $55.10. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $86.77. Gannett rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.40.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $54.90. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $86.50. Gannett rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $33.34.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- AT&T Inc and the Chernin Group are close to buying a majority slice of Fullscreen, in a deal that will value the popular YouTube video network at $200 million to $300 million, said tech blog Re/code, citing sources familiar with the target company.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 81 or 1.5 percent, to $54.63. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 47 or. 5 percent, to $86.21. Gannett rose $1.53 or 4.8 percent, to $33.25.

  • Nielsen's top television programs for July 14-20 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    3. "Extant," CBS, 7.96 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 7.93 million. 5. "60 Minutes,' CBS, 7.9 million.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.02 or 1.9 percent, to $54.84. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $86.35. Gannett rose $1.11 or 3.5 percent, to $32.83.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 76 or 1.4 percent, to $54.58. New York Times Co. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $14.29. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.56.

  • Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 PM ET

    1. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," 20th Century Fox, $36,254,310, 3,969 locations, $9,134 average, $139,207,154, 2 weeks. 3. "Planes: Fire& Rescue," Disney, $17,509,407, 3,826 locations, $4,576 average, $17,509,407, 1 week. 4. "Sex Tape," Sony, $14,608,152, 3,062 locations, $4,771 average, $14,608,152, 1 week.

  • ABC's Paula Faris gets weekend anchor job Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    ABC News said Monday that Faris will start Aug. 8. Golodryga is leaving ABC News to join Yahoo. ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co..

  • Another new big release, Walt Disney Co's animated "Planes: Fire and Rescue," grabbed third place with $18 million, while the comedy "Sex Tape" took in $15 million for the No. 4 spot.

  • '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.

  • 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's low-budget sequel to last year's surprise hit, "The Purge," opened with $28.4 million, down from the $34.1 million the original scared up on opening weekend.

  • CBS in planning stages for new late-night era Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— CBS is taking a wide-open approach to replacing Craig Ferguson in late-night, including the possibility of a host from politics, CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler said Thursday.

  • Marvel unveils black Captain America Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The new Captain America will be an African-American. Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in a statement that former Captain America Steve Rogers will be a mentor to Wilson as he takes on the new role.

  • Correction: Nielsens story Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series "Extant" marked actress Halle Berry's small screen debut. Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show' Extant'.

  • July 16- If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24- hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst's estimate. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80 billion.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $55.05. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 88 or 1.0 percent, to $85.27. Gannett rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $31.95.