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LOS ANGELES, Oct 14- Netflix Inc is on a mission to start closing the yawning gap between the theatrical debut of movies and their availability for online streaming, forcing Hollywood to rethink where to release new films. With a sequel to martial-arts drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and four Adam Sandler movies, Netflix will have brand-new content for...
China has been a major booster of animated movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction"— which was partly filmed in China— and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Brand is becoming more important to Chinese market as its middle class pours cash into entertainment, and malls and parks across China are installing animation and cartoon-themed attractions to woo...
Sept 30- U.S. theater chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in any of its IMAX theaters, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theater release.
The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million.
Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.
China is going to be the big game changer, says IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond, discussing the release of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the first feature film to use the new IMAX 3D digital camera.
In our Talking Squawk blog, Joe appears on "The Daily Show" in a clip of his Rick Perry interview; Becky loses her breath on TV; and Andrew talks cocktails.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
IMAX does not plan to list its China unit for another five years, its CEO told CNBC on Thursday, but when the time comes it will take place in Asia.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, explains why the firm is still seeing "great appetite" for its theater in the mainland.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, says the firm's decision to sell a 20 percent stake in its Chinese business could elevate growth and add on value for shareholders.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales
Stocks drifted higher to close at session highs Thursday, with the S&P nearing its all-time high, as investors seemed to shrug off a mixed bag of economic and earnings reports.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Wall Street open on Thursday, ahead of a busy day for both quarterly earnings and economic data.
Even if Thursday's economic data comes up punk, markets may just write it off to bad weather.
Tuesday's midday movers:
The film industry is pushing deeper into technology, amid growing competition for consumer dollars. Why 3-D and IMAX are just the beginning.
Discussing the success of "Hunger Games," and what to expect from Q3, with IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond. "Longer term implications are better for us," he says.
Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO talks about the IMAX boom and how technology and the at-home viewing experience has changed the landscape of going to the movies. "We can put IMAX in your house now," he says.