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.
*Caris& co raises Viacom price target to $63 from $54. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 10- CBS on Wednesday axed its new legal drama "Made in Jersey" after just two episodes, in the first cancellation of the new U.S. television season. But poor reviews and lower audiences for the second episode caused CBS to pull the new show from its schedule. CBS, owned by CBS Corp, has long been the most-watched of the four leading U.S.
By Jennifer Saba and Peter Lauria. Oct 10- Sirius XM Radio Inc CEO Mel Karmazin said the company will add 446,000 new subscribers for the third quarter and raised its full-year forecast to 1.8 million net additions. Karmazin gave the updated business outlook for the satellite radio broadcaster while speaking at Liberty Media Corp's.
Oct 10- Sirius XM Radio Inc CEO Mel Karmazin said the company will add 446,000 new subscribers for the third quarter and raised its full-year forecast to 1.8 million net additions. Karmazin gave the updated business outlook for the satellite radio broadcaster while speaking at Liberty Media Corp's.
Jeff Fluhr, Spreecast founder and CEO, explains how it will begin working with media brands, VH1 and Logo TV.
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*Amazon has 21 movie projects, 9 TV projects in development. *Amazon to post trial videos and seek feedback. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Amazon.com Inc is producing its own movies and TV programming using the consumer tracking and data crunching skills it developed while becoming the world's largest Internet retailer.
*Bernstein cuts Viacom to underperform from market perform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
LOS ANGELES-- Online video streaming service Hulu said Tuesday that it will start allowing its paying subscribers to watch the most recent episodes of Nickelodeon shows such as "iCarly" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 21 days after they first run on television.