Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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Discovery Communications is planning to buy SBS Nordic and take a 20 percent of Eurosport Group as it sees better growth opportunities outside the U.S., CEO David Zaslav told CNBC.
On Wednesday, Coinstar revealed details of its Redbox movie-streaming service. The direct attack on Netflix sent Coinstar up as much as 4 percent, while Netflix shares traded nearly 8 percent higher.
"Twilight" sucked more money out of theaters over the weekend with $17.4 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales.
Media conglomerate Time Warner continues to be one of those names on Wall Street that seem to always fly under the radar. Remarkably, this is despite the company's recent string of market-beating performances. TheStreet.com reports.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has eliminated almost all of its stakes in Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 6- A ``Day of Giving'' across ABC television networks raised more than $16.8 million for victims of Hurricane Sandy, ABC said on Tuesday. During the event, which aired on Radio Disney, ABC Family, ESPN and other units of the Disney/ ABC group, viewers were encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross.
*DirecTV says July dispute with Viacom increased Q3 churn. Nov 6- Satellite TV provider DirecTV saw more U.S. subscribers than expected cancel in the quarter due to a programming dispute with Viacom that blacked out channels such as Nickelodeon and MTV for nine days in July.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 4- ``Wreck-It Ralph,'' Disney's animated film about a videogame character who destroys everything in his path, scored the highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history with $49.1 million, as box office attendance picked up in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The tally for ``Wreck-It-Ralph, which featured the voices of John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch, hammered the Denzel Washington film'' Flight, `` which generated ticket sales of $25 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates. Walt Disney Co released'' Wreck-It Ralph. ``'' Flight`` was distributed by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.
*Home Depot reopens 33 stores. At Home Depot, one of the biggest challenges during the height of the storm was constantly rerouting trucks filled with supplies as local officials ordered roads closed, said Doug Spiron, Emergency Response Captain at the No. 1 home improvement chain's command center. At the peak on Monday, 44 Home Depot stores were closed.
The Warner Bros. thriller from director and star Ben Affleck, inspired by the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this weekend, according to Sunday studio estimates. "
*Karmazin to step down on Feb. 1, 2013. Oct 23- Sirius XM Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin will step down in February, a move that comes at a time when media mogul John Malone's Liberty Media Corp is trying to wrest full control of the satellite radio broadcaster.
NEW YORK-- Two years after granting CEO Leslie Moonves a bundle of stock options as a bonus for signing a long-term contract, CBS Corp. is giving him another signing bonus worth $22 million after extending his contract through the middle of 2017..
Things like Seth Rogen auctioning off a trip to the urinal with him; a knock-down, drag-out fight between Kevin Bacon in a butter costume and Liev Schreiber dressed as broccoli; a performance of "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel.
2. "Argo," Warner Bros., $19,458,109, 3,232 locations, $6,020 average, $19,458,109, one week. 4. " Hotel Transylvania," Sony, $17,241,317, 3,375 locations, $5,109 average, $102,133,934, three weeks. 5. "Here Comes the Boom," Sony, $11,816,596, 3,014 locations, $3,921 average, $11,816,596, one week.
LOS ANGELES-- Liam Neeson's "Taken 2" has defended its box-office title with a narrow win over Ben Affleck's "Argo." Sony's "Here Comes the Boom," with Kevin James as a teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts sensation, started weakly at No. 5 with $12 million.