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  • Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Megan Colligan, Paramount's head of domestic marketing and distribution, said the success of the "Ninja Turtles" reboot was mostly derived from a pair of distinctly different audiences: men who fondly remembered the 1980 s and' 90 s franchise that spawned a cartoon series, toy line and a live-action film trilogy, and youngsters familiar with a newer Nickelodeon animated TV series.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 10- The return of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" kicked up $65 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian movie theaters over the weekend, winning a box office battle with Marvel's hit "Guardians of the Galaxy."

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 82 or 1.6 percent, to $53.50. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.34 or 1.6 percent, to $86.85. Gannett rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.61.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $53.03. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 72 or. 8 percent, to $86.23. New York Times Co. fell$. 12 or 1.0 percent, to $12.40.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $53.05. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $85.96. Gannett rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $33.53.

  • Aug 6- Viacom Inc, the owner of cable networks MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount Pictures, posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it released fewer movies in the second quarter.

  • Viacom quarterly revenue falls 7 pct Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Aug 6- Viacom Inc, the owner of cable networks MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount Pictures, reported a 7 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by fewer movie releases. Revenue at Viacom's filmed entertainment unit, which accounts for a quarter of total revenue, fell 26 percent in the quarter ended June 30.

  • The danger with watching USA Today sink or swim Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    Gannett-USA Today headquarters building in McLean, Virginia.

    Gannett has joined a long line of media companies to spin off a slow-growth business. Should investors take a fly on the underdog?

  • Megamergers in focus as TWX, Fox report earnings Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    With earnings from Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox this week, investors will be listening for what the reports mean for a potential deal.

  • Stocks could be volatile but not in correction yet Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:30 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 1, 2014, in New York.

    The tug of war between better economic news and the potential for rising interest rates could continue to simmer in the week ahead, keeping stocks volatile.

  • Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    July 31- Viacom Inc's unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years. The agreement with Bay's production company Platinum Dunes starts immediately and was expanded to include Bay Films, Paramount said.

  • Pro on Twitter earnings: Buy Facebook instead Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    It seems few investors are getting behind Twitter's stock as the micro-blogging company readies to report earnings Tuesday.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy", starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices outmuscling "Hercules", but both releases helped pump life into a lackluster summer at U.S. and Canadian theaters.

  • Midday movers: Caterpillar, EMC, Xoom & More Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?

  • How Rupert Murdoch could rule US media Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.

    Rupert Murdoch’s audacious offer for Time Warner that if it succeeds would cement his status as the most powerful U.S. media magnate.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc that if it succeeds would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83- year-old's status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment.