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  • 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...

  • Eastwood's 'Sniper' targets US box office record Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led N. American box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at the Time Warner Inc. unit Warner Bros., which distributed "American Sniper," said it had become "an instant cultural...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 63 or 1.1 percent, to $56.63. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 68 or. 7 percent, to $95.03. Gannett rose$. 52 or 1.7 percent, to $30.63.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Walt Disney Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $94.41. Gannett rose$. 52 or 1.7 percent, to $30.63. New York Times Co. rose$. 28 or 2.3 percent, to $12.30.

  • Dish, Fox News reach deal, ends weeks-long blackout Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    The Dish Network booth is shown at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal.

  • Value investor sees Fox doubling earnings Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Jason Subotky, member of the "Squawk Box" Platinum Portfolio Challenge, looks for companies that play important roles in promising business sectors.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. A source close to the negotiations said Dish agreed to pay an average monthly fee of $1.50 per subscriber for Fox News, the most-watched cable news network. "We thank the viewers of Fox News...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. "We thank the viewers of Fox News and Fox Business and Dish customers for their patience throughout this process," Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution for Fox News and Fox...

  • Fox News back on Dish service after deal Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dish Network subscribers once again have access to Fox News after the companies agreed on a multiyear deal. The Fox News Channel as well as Fox Business Network had been off the air for Dish customers since Dec. 21 as 21st Century Fox Inc. and Dish Network Corp. negotiated a new contract. Englewood, Colorado- based Dish Network has more than 14 million...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $55.53. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $94.48. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B fell$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $33.01.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $55.77. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 03 or percent, to $94.26. Gannett fell$. 77 or 2.5 percent, to $30.15.

  • Fox News beginning series of Western figures Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    PASADENA, Calif.— Fox News Channel is dipping in to the nonfiction series realm by telling stories of Wild West legends like Jesse James, David Crockett and Billy the Kid. Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has built a successful literary career with books on the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ, will be the executive producer and appear in each...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell $1.63 or 2.9 percent, to $55.21. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.32 or 1.4 percent, to $93.87. Gannett fell$. 57 or 1.8 percent, to $30.69.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 87 or 1.5 percent, to $55.97. Gannett fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $31.00. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $33.30.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.23 or 2.2 percent, to $57.40. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.42 or 1.5 percent, to $95.88. Gannett rose $1.08 or 3.6 percent, to $31.24.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.19 or 2.1 percent, to $57.36. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.50 or 1.6 percent, to $95.96. Gannett rose$. 91 or 3.0 percent, to $31.07.

  • Jan 12- Walt Disney Co, Sony Corp and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc urged a federal judge to throw out a antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to poach each other's animators in order to keep wages down. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, that the plaintiff animators took too long to sue by waiting until five years after the U.S. Department of...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million ticket sales. "Selma" stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for black voters' rights.