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  • Box office top 20: 'American Sniper' hits $107 million Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    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.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell $1.20 or 2.1 percent, to $55.58. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.07 or 1.1 percent, to $94.11. Gannett fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $30.69.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 69 or 1.2 percent, to $56.08. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $94.45. Gannett fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $30.59.

  • 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...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 77 or 1.4 percent, to $56.77. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 83 or. 9 percent, to $95.18. Gannett rose$. 70 or 2.3 percent, to $30.81.

  • Precision Castparts and UBS are big market movers Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Precision Castparts Corp., down $20.09 to $199.63. Regal Entertainment Group, down $1.08 to $20.01.

  • 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.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $56.00. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $94.35. Gannett fell$. 81 or 2.6 percent, to $30.11.

  • Viacom extends CEO's contract by 2 years Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it has extended the contract of its President and CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018.. Viacom said the agreement adds two years to Dauman's previous contract, which ran through the end of 2016. The company's founder and executive chairman, Sumner Redstone, said Dauman has been his "long-term partner in building Viacom into...

  • 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.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell $1.02 or 1.8 percent, to $55.82. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 96 or 1.0 percent, to $94.23. Gannett fell$. 34 or 1.1 percent, to $30.92.

  • 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.

  • Wilmore taking his own path as Colbert replacement Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:07 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— As Larry Wilmore sits down with a plate of pasta, a fan hands him a slip of paper with an idea to explore on Wilmore's new Comedy Central show premiering Monday. It's about international banking issues. Yet the encounter illustrates one of Wilmore's strengths as he prepares to replace Stephen Colbert in the time slot following "The Daily Show" with Jon...

  • 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.