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  • 'Panda' Karate Chops 'Zohan' at the Box Office Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Director John Moore, actor Bruce Willis and actor Jai Courtney attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of 'Die Hard' at Fox Studio Lot.

    It was fight night at the box office this weekend,  and the "Kung Fu Panda" defeated Israeli commando-turned-hairdresser "Zohan" with an estimated three-day total of $60 million in box office sales.

  • 'Sex' Sells at Theaters in America, Europe Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
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    "Sex and the City" fashioned a surprisingly strong opening at the North American box office on Sunday, as frenzied female fans used the romantic comedy as an excuse for a big party.

  • Comcast Web Unit on Target For Profit Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
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    Comcast 's digital unit is on target to turn profitable this year as revenues from search and advertising partnerships with Google and Yahoo exceed expectations, senior executives said.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    These titles are working their magic for new songs as well, and that could mean a critically important new distribution method for established bands, as well as new bands seeking a way to end run traditional music labels, trying to reach their fans directly.

  • Indiana Jones And The Big Exceptions From An Older Hero Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:49 PM ET
    Indiana Jones

    Simply put, Indy is expected to appeal to pretty much everyone except little kids. It's what they call a "four quadrant" movie here in Hollywood, the elusive film that will attract young and old, male and female.

  • Viacom's Asian Adventure: A South Korean Theme Park Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 2:00 PM ET
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    It's a joint venture between two unlikely partners: Paramount Licensing Consumer Products & Recreation Group and South Korea's Daewoo Motor Sales.

  • Cable TV "Thinks Big" And Has Ratings To Prove It Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    The theme of this year's National Cable and Telecommunications show is "Think Big." Even though this year's show in New Orleans is smaller than previous years, the theme makes sense. Cable ratings are bigger than ever, as are ad dollars, and distribution is broader than ever.

  • Mr. Potato Head Update Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Today we received his eyes in the mail!! IT'S GOOD TO BE KING...OF ALL MEDIA Looks like Big Media is not suffering from an economic downturn (except for Time Warner). Steve Wonsiewicz runs Fresearch.

  • Lightning Round OT: Prudential, Apple and More Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:53 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Marvel's Iron Man Takes Off (So Does Its Stock) Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
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    Iron Man opened the summer movie season with a whopping $100 million plus from the U.S. box office and $200 million worldwide. With Robert Downey Jr. cleverly cast in the starring role, the film is skewing to an older audience than traditional superhero fare, and has great word of mouth so far. ... Not only is this past weekend a good sign for Hollywood this summer, it's phenomenal news for Marvel Entertainment.

  • Movies And Product Placement: A Thumbs Up Or Down? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:20 AM ET
    Iron Man Audi

    I'm a movie junkie and I'm so happy the summer movie season is underway. You'll probably find me at a theater every weekend between now and the end of July--when the movie premiers finally slow down.

  • "Iron Man" Shows Strength at the Box Office Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    Comic book adventure "Iron Man" proved its mettle at the North America box office, kicking off the summer movie season with estimated weekend ticket sales of $100.75 million and marking an unlikely commercial rebound for its star, Robert Downey Jr.

  • Summer Blockbuster Season Begins Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    The summer movie season kicked off Friday with “Iron Man.” Does the lack of sequels suggest trouble lies ahead?

  • Viacom Reaps Benefits From Cable, Video Games Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Media giant Viacom spacer beat Wall Street expectations with strong profits driven by its cable networks (including MTV) and its "Rock Band" video game franchise. Net income grew 33 percent over last year's quarter (excluding an investment write down) to $270 million, while revenue was up 15 percent in the period to 3.12 billion.

  • Viacom Profit Rises on 'Rock Band,' MTV Networks Friday, 2 May 2008 | 7:59 AM ET

    Viacom said Friday quarterly net profit rose 33 percent, beating Wall Street forecasts, on strong sales of "Rock Band" video game and higher advertising revenue at MTV Networks.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 7:51 PM ET

    April's jobs report could actually bring in more May buyers. The report is expected to show a loss of 75,000 non-farm payrolls or more last month. But Thursday's frisky market action could carry through if the report does not show up worse than expected.

  • 'Iron Man' Ready to Blast US Box Office into Summer Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 4:15 PM ET
    Iron Man promo on New York City's Madison Square Garden.

    Hollywood studios are counting on actor Robert Downey Jr. and his big-screen incarnation as "Iron Man" to blast them out of a box office slump as the lucrative summer movie season opens this weekend.

  • Tanker Wars Redux And American Idolzzzzzzzzzz Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
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    Defense giants Boeing and Northrop Grumman keep going at it over the Air Force tanker deal. This as the clock ticks down on a Government Accounting Office investigation into whether the current decision should stand.

  • CBS Earnings: Why They Came Out As Well As They Did Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
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    CBS stock has been beaten down over the past year--down some 30 percent. But today the stock is up on the company's better than expected quarterly results. And good news for shareholders, CBS spacer raised its quarterly dividend from 25 cents per share to 27 cents per share.

  • Disney's Topless 'Hannah' Flap: More Good than Bad? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:28 PM ET
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    While Walt Disney  plays damage control over the near-topless photos of Miley Cyrus, the hugely popular teen star of its lucrative "Hannah Montana" multi-media franchise, most analysts say the event is more likely to boost the bottom line than hurt it.