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Can the ‘Terminator’ Knock ‘Jurassic World’ Down a Notch?

There are two new movies in wide release for this holiday weekend, and one is expected to replace “Jurassic World” as the weekend’s top grossing film. “Terminator: Genisys” from Paramount ...
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UBS Sees Big Upside to 4 Media and Entertainment Stocks

One thing that rarely goes out of favor, even in a recession, is media and entertainment. With Internet use and content streaming soaring and traditional media desperately trying to stay ...
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Hollywood Box Office on Track for $5 Billion Summer

Without a major franchise movie release for the Memorial Day weekend, box office receipts were disappointing for the holiday weekend. But there are several franchise releases scheduled for the summer ...
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Apple and Disney Lead the Dow Higher

Two stocks have driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to near record levels so far this year. They are Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). ...
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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Posts Second-Highest US Opening Ever

To virtually no one’s surprise, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” had a massive opening in the United States over the weekend. The only suspense was whether the film would surpass the ...
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10 Most Valuable Comic Book Movie Franchises

Comic books have been popular since the 1930s, but it is probably safe to say that the various superheroes who have populated the pages of those books have never been ...
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‘Focus’ Steals Weekend Box Office for Warner

Following on the huge success of “American Sniper,” Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and its Warner Bros. studio took over the top spot in this past weekend’s U.S. box office ...
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Star Trek Movie Franchise Reaches $1.2 Billion Ticket Sales

Leonard Nimoy and his "Star Trek" co-stars built a remarkable movie franchise that brought in over $1.2 billion, or $103 million per picture spread over 12 films. He died Friday ...
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Lives Up to Weekend Hopes

Universal Studios and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) have scored the biggest international opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie with “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which posted ticket sales of an ...
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President’s Day Weekend Looks Good for Comcast and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

For a Thursday night opening on 2,830 screens, Comcast Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Focus Features romance “Fifty Shades of Grey” sold an estimated $8.6 million in tickets. That would be the second-highest ...
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‘American Sniper’ Expected to Top $30 Million for Weekend

The Super Bowl dominates U.S. attention this weekend. The movie studios know it and generally choose to maintain a low profile on a weekend when the Sunday audience is typically ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altria, Bank of America, Intel, SanDisk, Viacom, Time Warner and More

After a long holiday weekend, investors return to a shortened trading week with the markets looking firmly poised to make a move higher on Tuesday. With over half of the ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

January 15, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 230 equities making new 52-week lows today. Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) posted a new 52-week low on Thursday of $7.11. ...
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Movie Fans Get ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ This Weekend

The tally on last week’s box office receipts did not end up with the projected winner at the top of the ranking. Viacom Inc.’s (NASDAQ: VIAB) Paramount studio was supposed ...
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First Holiday Movies Hit the Big Screen This Weekend

The first Friday in November marks the beginning of the holiday movie season, which runs through the week or weekend of New Year’s Day. The first movie out of the ...
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