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Dish Network Revenues Rise as Subscribers Fade Away

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Monday. For the quarter, the satellite TV company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.88 ...
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Have Illegal Downloads Cost ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Producers $5 Million?

Do the math. A company that analyzes illegal downloads claims more than 450,000 electronic versions of "50 Shades of Grey" were downloaded on February 14, the day the movie opened. ...
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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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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Could Miss Expectations

In what must be a big disappointment to executives at Universal Studios and parent Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), the four-day weekend U.S. debut of “Fifty Shades of Grey” looks like ...
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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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J.C. Penney: Rising From the Ashes With Cinderella

If J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) were to become a teenage girl, the company could do worse than change into Cinderella. The story of the unhappy girl who marries ...
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What to Expect From Disney Earnings

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) keeps amazing Wall Street and Main Street with its earnings. It has a solid lineup of movies coming its way with Star Wars and other ...
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As Super Bowl Soars, Warner’s ‘American Sniper’ Collects $32 Million

As ads for the Super Bowl XLIX brought in $4.5 million per 30 seconds, executives at Comcast Corp.'s (NASDAQ: CMCSA) NBCUniversal celebrated. Over at Time Warner Inc.'s (NYSE: TWX) Warner Bros., the ...
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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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All the Super Bowl Statistics You Need: Prices, Food, Tickets, Beer, People and More

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched, if not the most watched, sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl is a time when more than a lot of ...
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World Wrestling Entertainment Can’t Pin Down Subscribers

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced on Tuesday that the company’s digital network had signed up its one-millionth subscriber, a target the company has long said it needed to ...
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‘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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