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The Navy SEAL marksman drama starring Bradley Cooper stayed in first place in its second weekend in wide release, earning $64.6 million. 1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $64,628,304, 3,705 locations, $17,444 average, $200,400,417, 5 weeks. 2. "The Boy Next Door," Universal, $14,910,105, 2,602 locations, $5,730 average, $14,910,105, 1 week.
The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million. "American Sniper" also earned an additional $17.6 million in 16 international territories, including Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. "We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak.
1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $107,007,215, 3,555 locations, $30,100 average, $110,431,993, 4 weeks. 2. "Paddington," The Weinstein Co., $25,494,139, 3,303 locations, $7,718 average, $25,494,139, 1 week. 3. "The Wedding Ringer," Sony, $24,042,152, 3,003 locations, $8,006 average, $24,042,152, 1 week.
NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...
LOS ANGELES, Dec 29- Consumers paid $15 million in just four days to watch "The Interview" from the comfort of their couches, building expectations that other hot, new films might also make their debut online. But Hollywood is not quite ready to give that to viewers, experts say. The experiment, a last-ditch effort by the unit of Sony Corp to keep "The Interview" alive...
LOS ANGELES, Dec 16- Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. Daniel Loeb, an investor who was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business, told Sony Corp of America...
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 14- "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U.S. and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation film "Penguins of Madagascar" finished in the No. 3 spot with $7.3 million from Friday through Sunday, while...
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In the digital era, there's not much left to prop up DVDs, aside from Redbox kiosks.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.
Lionsgate is experiencing the fickle game of expectations on Wall Street after its latest "Hunger Games" movie fell short. But one media analyst tells CNBC not to worry too much.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Stocks could continue to tilt higher, as traders focus on U.S. jobless claims data and productivity and labor costs ahead of the Oct. jobs report.
Alibaba Pictures, the media arm of the the Chinese e-commerce giant, is reportedly in talks with Sony Pictures to co-finance movies.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's talks about taking on a Japanese owner highlight the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc could soon have a new Japanese owner in a deal that highlights the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.