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  • 1. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 2," Lionsgate, $102,665,981, 4,175 locations, $24,591 average, $102,665,981, 1 week. 2. "Spectre," Sony, $15,043,729, 3,659 locations, $4,111 average, $154,146,608, 3 weeks. 3. "The Peanuts Movie," 20th Century Fox, $13,203,590, 3,671 locations, $3,597 average, $99,346,727, 3 weeks.

  • 'Star Wars' forever? Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    'Star Wars' forever?

    Adam Rogers, Articles Editor at Wired, provides an inside look at the so-called "forever franchise."

  • LOS ANGELES— "Mockingjay— Part 2," the final "Hunger Games" film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Lionsgate split the final book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy into two films, following the precedent of "Twilight" and " Harry Potter." "Mockingjay— Part 1" opened on this weekend last year to $121.9 million,...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 22- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2" dominated the weekend box office with the final film in the science-fiction franchise debuting to $101 million. The series made up ground overseas, picking up $147 million after debuting in nearly every significant foreign territory, including China. The Night Before, "a bawdy comedy with Seth Rogen and...

  • Trading Disney on 'Star Wars' fervor Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:03 PM ET
    An image from "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens"

    With the next "Star Wars" film about a month away, Disney should continue to climb, "Fast Money" traders said.

  • The movie is on track to have the biggest December opening ever, topping "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which took in $85 million in the U.S. and Canada on its opening weekend in December 2012. Imax says it has sold $18 million domestically, double the previous record. Imax receipts account for a third of pre-release sales for this movie, putting the domestic...

  • 'Star Wars' sets pre-sale record Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    'Star Wars' sets presale record

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has already hit a presale record, topping $50 million in sales, reports Julia Boorstin.

  • 'Star Wars' surpasses $50M in advance ticket sales Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    A still image from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" doesn't hit theaters until December and it's already made $50 million in advance ticket sales.

  • Peak sentiment in the streaming space? Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Peak sentiment in the streaming space?

    RBC Capital Markets tech analyst Mark Mahaney weighs in on Netflix and what risks exist to the streamer's growth.

  • How did Charlie Sheen keep HIV secret for 4 years? Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Actor Charlie Sheen speaks with Matt Lauer about being diagnosed with HIV.

    Four years is a long time to keep a secret—especially in Hollywood. Charlie Sheen masterfully handled his crisis, says media strategist Mark Macias.

  • Why movies are sometimes here and gone in theaters Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Movie theater marquee in Santa Monica, Calif.

    "Steve Jobs" was a commercial flop, but two weeks isn't an unusually short-run length.

  • Hollywood shuffles schedule after Paris attack Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

    In the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday, several major networks and studios are scaling back their programming or canceling some altogether.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 15- James Bond is back on top, after "Spectre" led the U.S. box office for the second weekend in a row. Sony is distributing the Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and Eon Productions' film which carries an enormous $250 million price tag. The worldwide box office for "Spectre" has reached nearly $550 million, including a $48 million opening weekend in China.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 15- James Bond is back on top, after "Spectre" led the U.S. box office for the second weekend in a row. Sony is distributing the Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and Eon Productions' film which carries an enormous $250 million price tag. The Fox backed adaptation of Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip about Snoopy and Charlie Brown has earned $82.5 million...

  • That comic under your bed could be worth a fortune Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Robert Storms exhibits the "Captain America, Issue 2," at Austin Comic Con.

    First-edition copies of characters like Batman, Superman and Captain America often carry price tags that can rival those seen in fine art.

  • Hulu reaches out to Time Warner Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Hulu reaches out to Time Warner

    According to a source, Hulu approached Time Warner, and Guggenheim estimates Hulu is worth $7.4 billion, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. CNBC contributor Jessica Lessin, editor-in-chief at The Information, weighs in.

  • UPDATE 2-Lack of blockbuster movie hits Viacom revenue Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 8:53 AM ET

    Nov 12- Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, largely due to a lack of hit movie releases. Ad sales also fell in Viacom's U.S. cable TV business, but not by as much as some analysts had expected. Revenue from Viacom's filmed entertainment business dropped 24 percent to $1.03...

  • Box office battle: Bond vs Brown Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 4:32 PM ET
    Box office battle: Bond vs Brown

    CNBC’s Julia Boorstin takes a look at the weekend box office numbers from new releases.

  • Media stocks are in for a rude awakening: Analyst Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    As consumer cord cutting picks up speed, one analyst says media stocks are in big trouble.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 8,- James Bond and Charlie Brown brought the box office roaring back to life, as "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie" attracted big crowds over their opening weekends. Internationally, however, "Spectre" remains a juggernaut, pulling in $200 million and pushing its worldwide total to more than $300 million after two weeks in release. With a production...



  • Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • Bidding war for Thursday Night Football

    The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.