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Fast and Furious Franchise Will Ride Again in 2017

At the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on Thursday, Vin Diesel, the star of the current megahit “Furious 7” -- and five of its progenitors -- announced that there will indeed ...
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IMAX Stock Gets Boost From Extended Warner Bros. Deal

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and IMAX Corp. (NASDAQ: IMAX) have agreed to extend through 2020 a partnership that is more than 10 years old already. Under the extension, Time ...
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10th Anniversary of YouTube Uploads, as Video Rules

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first video upload to YouTube, a 19-second work of art showing one of the company’s founders describing an elephant at the San ...
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Can ‘Furious 7’ Pass Harry Potter in Ticket Sales?

In its eight days of release in China, “Furious 7” has sold $250.5 million in tickets to boost its international gross receipts to $858.3 million. Its global total of $1.15 ...
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Does Verizon Really Have a Deal With ESPN for Pay TV?

Sometimes if something seems too good to be true, it is, in fact, too good to be true. That may be the case with the new pay-TV bundling program that ...
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‘Furious 7’ Likely to Be in Top 10 Movies of All Time

With estimated box office receipts in the range of $26 million to $28 million, “Furious 7” from Universal Studios and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is on track to bust through ...
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‘Furious 7’ Now 20th Top Grossing Film Ever

The latest installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, “Furious 7,” is already the franchise’s highest grossing film worldwide after less than three weeks of release. The film, from ...
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Will New Verizon Plan Save Pay TV?

Beginning this weekend, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customers will be able to subscribe to a lighter weight bundle of 36 basic pay-TV channels plus two additional channel packs ...
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New Star Wars Trailer Just Generated Another $2 Billion Profit For Disney Holders

Sometimes you just see things that seem silly in the world of finance. It seems to be without a doubt that Star Wars is going to prove to be the ...
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Digital Music Services Now Equal Physical Sales, as Piracy Problem Lingers

In news that should cheer digital download companies, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reports that digital music sales matched those of "physical format sales." Most of those physical ...
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‘Furious 7’ Crushes Weekend Box Office Again

Following an opening weekend with U.S. ticket sales of $147 million, “Furious 7” once again looks to have a comfortable lead in its second weekend of release. The film also ...
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$75 Million Venture Capital Funding for Legalized Marijuana Player

If you have not heard the term "hempreneur" before, you have definitely heard of venture capital, legalized marijuana, medical marijuana and the like. You just might not have heard of ...
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Will DirecTV Have to Kill or Tame Creepy Loser Alter-Ego Rob Lowe Ads?

Americans seem to have an endless love for funny commercials. If you are one of the consumers who think the creepy, loser and deadbeat Rob Lowe ads for DirecTV (NASDAQ: ...
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‘Furious 7’ Blows Franchise Past $1 Billion

On its Friday, its first day in wide release, “Furious 7” opened with $67.3 million in domestic ticket sales to add to the $938 million the franchise had already grossed, ...
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Should the NBA and Its Billions Have AAA Credit Ratings?

When sports fans think of the National Basketball Association (NBA), most probably just think about basketball games, star players, fat contracts and lots of entertainment. Let's just say there is a major business here ...
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