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  • 'Godzilla' crushes China box office, opens with $38.2-million weekend

    'Godzilla' crushes China box office, opens with $38.2-million weekend
    “Godzilla” stomped its way to the top of the mainland China box office last week, taking in $38.2 million in its first three days of release — the second-best opening weekend for any imported film this year, behind only “X-Men:...
  • Warner Bros. U.K. TV Operations Unveil New Name, Management

    After acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of Shed Media Group, the Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. U.K. unveiled a new company name and new management team for its U.K.-based TV business. Shed Media Group will be re-branded Warner...
  • Amazon Unveils Fire Phone, in Bid to Challenge Apple's iPhone

    Amazon took the wraps off the Fire Phone -- priced $100 lower than similar iPhone models -- and because the e-commerce company will not be relying on gigantic sales of the new gadget, it could represent Apple's most formidable rival in the category. At a...
  • 'Frogmen': The O.J. Simpson Pilot the Public Never Saw

    With the 20th anniversary of the White Bronco chase causing the O.J. Simpson trial to loom large in the rear-view mirror, a brief word about the football star's last, still-unseen TV pilot, "Frogmen." As I detailed in a fairly exhaustive 2000 piece about...
  • Can Warner Bros. Avoid Another Wachowski Misfire?

    Warner Bros. stunned Hollywood when it pushed the release of "Jupiter Ascending" by seven months -- a move that seemed abrupt, but had been debated by the studio for nearly six weeks as the Channing Tatum-Mila Kunis science-fiction epic's box office...
  • At SwitchPitch, big companies pitch projects to tech start-ups

     At SwitchPitch, big companies pitch projects to tech start-ups
    Start-up entrepreneurs are used to pitching their ideas to investors and big-name companies, hoping somebody will give them a break. But the tables were turned recently at SwitchPitch, a role-reversal tech event where start-ups gathered to hear...
  • Licensing Business for Entertainment Industry Grows 4.3% to $51 Billion in 2013

    The overall licensing industry grew for a third straight year in 2013, generating nearly $115.8 billion in retail sales, an increase of 3.3%. As a result, property owners earned $5.7 billion in royalties, another 3.3% gain, according to the International...
  • Box Office: '22 Jump Street' Leads 'Dragon' with Estimated $62 Million Weekend

    Sony/MGM's "22 Jump Street" has shown plenty of firepower with an estimated $62 million opening weekend, topping the launch of Fox/Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" with a projected $53 million. The R-rated comedy sequel took in $25 million on...
  • 'The Lego Movie' is awesome

    'The Lego Movie' is awesome
    The Lego Movie Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99/$59.98 Available on VOD June 17. It seemed like a cynical cash grab when it was announced, but it turned out to be one of 2014's best films. Writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller make the...
  • Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. Fall for China's 'Snow Girl'

    SHANGHAI -- Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner Bros. Pictures are to co-finance and co-produce 3-D Chinese fantasy film "Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal." The film is now in production and is produced by Desen International Media. It...
  • John Cusack, Adrien Brody Join China's 'Dragon Blade'

    SHANGHAI - John Cusack and Adrien Brody have joined the cast of "Dragon Blade," a period action movie that is one of the most expensive ever in China. Cusack will play Lucius, a Roman general who leads a legion of soldiers into China. Brody plays power-...
  • 'Godzilla' Stomps to $36 Mil Debut in China

    "Godzilla" crashed through the $400 million mark at the global box office this weekend thanks to a massive debut in China. The monster reboot earned $36 million on 9,000 screens, a record opening haul for Warner Bros., though just short of two other...