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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...

  • Early movers: JPM, VZ, CMG, NFLX, OCN & more Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:51 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.

  • 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.

  • Hearst quietly builds digital-video arsenal Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Shane Smith on an episode of Vice.

    Hearst has incubated a digital-video powerhouse within its secretive empire.

  • Karmazin: I would invest in this media merger Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Mel Karmazin, former Sirius CEO

    Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin also says media companies must get bigger in order to deal with advertisers and distributors.

  • How digital ads may fuel media M&A in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    There may be a yet another reason for media content companies to merge in 2015: digital advertising.

  • Here's why Hollywood's looking to 2015 Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    North American box office receipts totaled about $10.5 billion in 2014, a 4 percent decline from a year earlier. The New York Times reports.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 14- "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U.S. and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation film "Penguins of Madagascar" finished in the No. 3 spot with $7.3 million from Friday through Sunday, while...

  • Cheap gas—bet on these 5 stocks: Mario Gabelli Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli

    Billionaire investor Mario Gabelli tells CNBC about three auto parts stocks he likes and two convenience store operators that should benefit from cheaper gasoline.

  • Goldman: Why 2015 could be better than we think Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Goldman Sachs already appears to be having second thoughts on its tepid forecast for 2015.

  • The top films at the North American box office Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 30- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Nov. 28, led by "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. $15.8 million 5 Horrible Bosses 2...................... $15.7 million 6 Dumb and Dumber To.....................

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 30- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1," the third film in the dystopian action series starring Jennifer Lawrence, collected $56.9 million to hold off advances by animated films "Penguins of Madagascar" and "Big Hero 6" and claim victory at the U.S. holiday weekend box office. "Penguins of Madagascar," the fourth in the series of "Madagascar"...

  • This may be the last thing saving DVDs from Apple Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    A Redbox video rental machine is seen at a Walmart in Broomfield, Colorado, November 24, 2014.

    In the digital era, there's not much left to prop up DVDs, aside from Redbox kiosks.

  • Cheap or expensive? This is Cramer's stock test Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Wondering what to do when you think the market is over-extended and are looking for a bargain? Here is Jim Cramer's test for a cheap stock.

  • Cramer: Only the NFL can explain the market Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Mark Sanchez of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Now that some of the major players of the stock market are starting to bounce back, Jim Cramer is seeing a strong analogy to the NFL.

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • US stock futures mildly up after claims, Wal-Mart Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Wall Street stock index futures pointed to a higher start to trade on Thursday, ahead of jobs data and major retail earnings.