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  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The "Guardians of the Galaxy" misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. "Guardians" rung up $16.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, topping weekend charts for the third time since its Aug. 1 debut, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.

  • The top films at the North American box office Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Aug. 22, led by "Guardians of the Galaxy," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. $17.6 million 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles........... $16.8 million 3 If I Stay..............................

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Marvel's hit space adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy" returned to win the domestic box office race in its fourth week of release, slaying the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and ending the oversized reptiles' two-week reign at the top of the charts. Time Warner Inc's Warner Brothers distributed "If I Stay."

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

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

  • 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."

  • US stock futures hit by Russia, Ukraine concerns Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures traded down on Wednesday, as European shares fell sharply on rising concerns about Russia and Ukraine.

  • 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.

  • Early movers: FOXA, TWX, GE, M, S, TMUS, Z & more Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • 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.