Entertainment Movies

  • On July 8, 2011, the crew of the Space Shuttle  will suit up, strap themselves in and bring supplies to the International Space Station. This is the last time the shuttle will ever leave the Earth’s atmosphere. Some 26 years after its Oct. 3, 1985, maiden launch from the Kennedy Space Center, it will be retired for good, and with that NASA’s Space Shuttle program will come to an end.After  is decommissioned, it will take its place in the Kennedy Space Center as part of an exhibit opening in 2013

    CNBC.com collected the domestic gross of movies about space travel, using data from BoxOfficeMojo.com. See the list of highest-grossing space movies!

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    The uptick in media stocks is partly due to the reallocation of excess cash back to shareholders and what Netflix has meant for the industry, David Bank, managing director of Global Media and Internet Research at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Investors got just the news to confirm hopes that Netflix is on track for the kind of growth to justify its stock price. After expanding to Canada, the company will launch its online streaming service in 43 countries in South and Central America along with the Caribbean later this year.

  • Over the years, BMW has established a reputation as one of the most creative and prestigious car manufacturers in the industry, while also gaining a highly collectible brand along the way. Many of “The Ultimate Driving Machine” models have attained values seldom seen in the collectible auto world.Click ahead to see the most collectible BMWs of all time.

    Many of “The Ultimate Driving Machine” models have attained values seldom seen in the collectible auto world. See the most collectible BMWs of all time.

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    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" was the biggest-grossing film of the July 4 holiday weekend in the U.S.,  but to IMAX Chief Executive Richard Gelfond it was just another 3D movie.

  • Making Money in IMAX

    Will the rest of the summer match this past weekend's blockbuster hit, "Transformers 3"? Sizing up the movie industry, with Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO.

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    MoviePass wants to apply the subscription model that worked so well for Netflix to movie theater tickets. But it cancelled the trial Thursday night in the midst of conflict with theaters. And now it looks like MoviePass' business could blow up before it begins.

  • Commuters pass a giant painting of a Bollywood film poster in Trafalgar Square before heading to work on August 17, 2007 in London, England. The painting will be finished over a period of days during the Indian Festival in Trafalgar Square.

    The $ 2.2 billion Indian movie industry that churns out 1,200 movies a year, employs over 1.8 million people and has more than 14 million theatre viewers a day, is groaning under its own weight.

  • 3D audience

    Paramount is wasting no time driving moviegoers to 3-D screenings of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Director Michael Bay has been personally campaigning to draw moviegoers to the new format, by communicating directly with fans and campaigning for theater chains to project the film with more light.

  • Cars 2

    Today Disney opens 'Cars 2' in over 4,100 theaters, making it Pixar's widest-ever launch. There's little question that the film will win the U.S. box office this weekend — it's expected to gross $50 to $55 million. But that's less than the first 'Cars' film...but the movie is just one tiny piece of 'Cars' importance to Disney's bottom line.

  • The Erotic Engine

    "Mainstream companies, of course, are often too risk-averse to emulate the porn industry’s embrace of new media. But even if you’re not ready to make the leap, it is worth paying attention to the porn industry – the latest tech trends in porn are a strong predictor of the next big thing for mainstream," writes the author.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Smurfs Movie

    Mark your calendars. June 25th is Global Smurfs Day. I know, I know! Thank goodness someone told me. To celebrate the birthday of Peyo, who created the Smurfs, Sony hopes to set a world record for the most people dressed up in Smurf outfits at the same time.

  • IMAX: The Big Picture

    "It's not about the dimension", says Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, defending the balance between 2D and 3D formats.

  • Concert

    Fred Rosen, the godfather of the $18-billion-a-year tickets business, is on a new mission to change it, the New York Times reports.

  • Nintendo

    Nintendo's global president said investors overreacted to the debut of Wii U game console, one day after its shares plunged amid doubts about its consumer appeal.

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    In an international environment, many economists and companies think they can organize their companies as they did in the US. In reality, the international market consists of approximately 180 different countries and you have to think uniquely toward each of them. You can’t “export America” to them all.

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    Ignition Entertainment is finishing work on "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron," based on the Book of Enoch, an ancient text that, while not a part of either the Jewish or Christian canon, is printed in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Product placement goes back to the earliest days of film. The first movie ever to win a Best Picture Oscar was a silent 1927 film called Wings, which featured Clara Bow, Gary Cooper and, in one scene, a prominently placed bar of . The practice lives on today, as companies place their products in movies in the hope that filmgoers will buy what they see onscreen. But which cases of product placement in the movies have really worked? Click ahead to see 10 of the most notable product placement succe

    Which cases of product placement in the movies have really worked? Click ahead to see 10 of the most notable product placement success stories.

  • Hangover 2

    The box office has suffered from one of its worst slumps in years; it's down 12 percent year-to-date from last year. And now we're heading into the most important season for Hollywood.