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"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" led the North American box office for a second weekend, while the pregnancy comedy "Knocked Up" opened at a distant No. 2 with better-than-expected sales.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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"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 caught just about everyone in his web. The super hero's latest adventure, "Spider-Man 3," smashed box-office records with a $148 million haul in its first three days, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Yamana Gold, Stryker, DreamWorks and more.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
At its "First Look" presentation to advertisers Tuesday -- like the TV Networks ad upfronts -- AOL announced five web broadband deals. Randy Falco presented partnerships with Dreamworks Animation, Ellen, and reality TV guru-producer, Mark Burnett. These big announcements designed to draw advertising dollars, promising advertisers better metrics on who's watching what, than you can get from TV ads.
UPDATE: Gail Berman met with Fox Executives on Thursday – presumably about coming back to Fox in some capacity. Stayed tuned for more ... Here's the scoop on Viacom's Paramount--its new streamlined structure may be the change it needs. So, President of Paramount Pictures, Gail Berman, "resigned"... and Co-President of Production, Allison Shearmur, will also "step down" (fired)... and now the studio will be restructured into four labels that each report directly to Brad Grey. DreamWorks' co-chairman, Stacey Snider, will produce...
CES in Vegas isn't just about gadgets - more and more every year its about ENTERTAINMENT, which is why I'm here... Big news from Paramount - they just announced its distributing through iTunes. Very interesting that Paramount is following Disney to do digital distribution through iTunes. Sumner also owns a big theatrical exhibition business, so if he’s willing to experiment with iTunes, shouldn’t everyone?
Lance Lee – CEO of Oneshare.com – was on "Street Signs" with Erin Burnett this afternoon. His company sells individual shares of a company – mainly as gifts from adults to children – complete with stock certificate, customized frames and engraved personalized messages. He says he started the company first because of the demand for a single share of...