‘American Sniper’ Nears $200 Million in Ticket Sales After 2 Weeks

When “American Sniper” opened in wide release (3,555 screens) on Friday January 16, the film hauled in $105.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend. Considering just the typical three-day weekend ...
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What to Look for When Buying Super Bowl Tickets and Other Super Bowl Events

Plenty of excitement has built around this year’s Super Bowl in Arizona. The big game’s tickets have already topped the $4,000 average two weeks out and the price has been ...
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Will ‘American Sniper’ Garner Half of Warner Bros. Q1 Ticket Sales?

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) released “American Sniper,” a Clint Eastwood-directed story about an American soldier in Iraq, in just four theaters on Christmas day of 2014. That is enough to ...
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Dish Network Settles Distribution Deal With Fox

According to most estimates, a battle between Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) and the Fox News division of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) cost Fox tens of thousands of viewers ...
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Moviegoers Want Low Ticket Prices

Moviegoers want lower ticket prices. This obvious conclusion is part of a new study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The study, part of the PwC Consumer Intelligence Survey, attempts to discover ...
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4 Top Media and Entertainment Stocks With Big Upside Potential in 2015

With entertainment and consumer content seemingly everywhere, provided by a host of new players like Netflix, where are the best opportunities for investors in 2015? A new report from Jefferies ...
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Spotify Hits 15 Million Subscribers

Spotify has reached the 15 million subscriber level, and along with that what the company calls 60 million active users. Whatever the numbers mean, they are a signal that the ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Walt Disney in 2015

The bull market is now almost six years old. It turned out that 2014 brought gains of 7.5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and 11.4% for the S&P ...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is No. 1 Film of 2014

It was improbable that "Guardians of the Galaxy" could be the box office winner based on U.S. ticket sales in 2014. It did not have any top-tier stars. The Marvel ...
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Will YouTube Make Money on ‘The Interview’?

There is an old saying that any publicity is good publicity, as long as they spell your name right. That may apply in the case of “The Interview” from Sony ...
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Dish Picks a Fight With Fox

After settling a dispute with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) just a week ago, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) faces a similar situation with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA). The ...
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Amazon Cuts Price of Fire TV to $79

The start of the new age TV has been underway since the invention of the TiVo, which barely exists anymore. The void has been filled by an army of products ...
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Sugar, Rose Bowls Lead List of Most Expensive Bowl Games in 2014-15

Speculation, criticism and mixed emotions have all been reactions around the new College Football Playoff system, but this year’s Sugar and Rose Bowls will serve as both pivotal playoff matchups ...
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Movie Industry Battling to Match 2013 Box Office

The race for 2014 domestic ticket sales to match full-year 2013 has come down to the final three weeks of the year. Last year, total ticket sales reached $10.9 billion. ...
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If Sony Pulls ‘The Interview,’ Losses Will Hit Tens of Millions of Dollars

Among the demands made by hackers who broke into the online systems of Sony Pictures is that the company not release "The Interview," a movie that makes fun of North ...
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