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  • Hangover 2

    The good news: After fumbling earlier this year, the box office is back on track, thanks to a massive holiday weekend. This was a record-setting Memorial Day weekend — attendance hit 35 million, more than 10 million higher than a year ago, as Americans spent $280 million on movie tickets over the weekend, beating the record set in 2007 of $255 million.

  • What's On: G8, Summer Shorts and Goldman's Call Friday, 27 May 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Box Office Bomb: Hollywood Receipts Down 20% This Year Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Hollywood

    Mars may need moms, but theaters need audiences. Hollywood box office receipts for the first quarter are on track to be down more than 20 percent.

  • Lightning Round OT: Medtronic, Silver Wheaton and More Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 7:21 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Pro: 2 Reasons to be Bullish Movie Theaters Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    And 2 ways to play it, acording to Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management.

  • Pops & Drops: Regal, Aeropostale, Kroger and More Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    As the S&P 500 index rose by 1 percent Thursday, these market movers caught the attention of the "Fast Money" traders.

  • After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.  That could open the door to a new era, the NYT reports.

  • Twilight's Total Eclipse of the Box Office Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
    Edward and Bella from Twilight Eclipse.

    Screenings at more than 4,000 theaters in North America brought in $30 million, beating the prior Twilight sequel's opening night.

  • Cinema Ads on the Rise in 2010 Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 1:52 PM ET

    A ray of light for movie theaters struggling with a weak summer box office: Cinema ads are on the rise. The Cinema Advertising Council released a new report on movie theater ads.

  • Web Extra Pops & Drops: RadioShack, Hershey... Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of RadioShack and Hershey popped while Corning and Regal Cinemas dropped.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Bust: What Happened? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 12:57 PM ET
    Hollywood

    Hollywood's strong box office run so far this year came to a screeching halt Memorial Day weekend, as movies' theatrical performance fell off a cliff.

  • Fangirls: Sex & The City 2 Already Selling Out Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 9:46 AM ET
    Sex And The City 2

    Studios used to slavishly target young males, considered the holy grail of a blockbuster movie openings. Now aspirational, stylish women have joined those ranks — they're already buying tickets to Sex & The City 2, which opens at 12:01 am Friday morning.

  • Summer Movie Season Blasts Off with Iron Man 2 Friday, 7 May 2010 | 2:04 PM ET
    Iron Man 2

    The next three months are without a doubt Hollywood's most important season, generating an average 42 percent of annual box office. And this summer promises to generate the biggest U.S. box office on record — we could see over $4 billion dollars in tickets sold.

  • Theater Chains Finally Secure 3-D Financing Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Movie theaters are finally about to secure the financing they need to convert enough screens to 3-D to drive the next leg of box office growth.

  • Cramer highlights the movie industry’s resurgent revenue driver.

  • Did the Box Office Peak? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    Hollywood had a huge year in 2009: the box office hit an unprecedented peak and ticket sales reached highs they haven't seen since 2004.

  • The Big Business of Avatar Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 10:03 AM ET

    With Avatar opening at 12:01 am on Friday, everyone's waiting to see if the much-anticipated movie lives up to the hype, and how it performs at the box office. I got a sneak preview last week -- it certainly didn't disappoint me -- I was particularly wowed by the intricate, beautiful world James Cameron creates -- but we'll see if the live action-computer generated 3-D hybrid pulls everyone else in.

  • Why Careful Shoppers Are Great for the Box Office Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

    Cash-strapped, bargain shoppers are a great thing for Hollywood box office performance. This Thanksgiving weekend broke box office records — the highest-ever box office performance for the long five-day holiday weekend.

  • Twilight, Inc., A Worldwide Craze Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    Vampires are the new black. They're cool, mysterious, appealing to all ages, and they (figuratively speaking) turn everything they touch into solid gold. Vampire-chic hit the mainstream when "Twilight" came out last year.

  • Disney's 'Carol' Tests Widest 3-D Release Ever Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 5:09 PM ET
    Disney

    Today Disney is bringing an old story into a new high-tech dimension: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is the widest digital 3-D release ever. Of the movie's 3,683 theaters in the US, 2,035 are 3-D, including 181 Imax screens. The movie is also opening this weekend in 18 countries around the world, with many of those screens in 3-D.