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‘Aladdin’ taking flight with $105 million in North America

05 May, 2019 3:49 pm 3:49 pm

LOS ANGELES ( REUTERS ) – Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is flying high with an estimated $105 million in North America during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. It’s the sixth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever, topping the 2011 mark of $103.4 million for “The Hangover Part II.” The top total came in 2007, when “Pirates … Read More

China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

11 November, 2018 2:39 pm 2:39 pm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese broadcasters and online entertainment sites should avoid celebrity hype and crack down on fake audience and click-through rates, state media quoted the National Radio and Television Administration as saying. The edict comes after Beijing ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan(97.96 million pounds) in taxes and … Read More

UK’s Sky to invest in Israeli VC fund and open Berlin office

09 September, 2018 9:38 am 9:38 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Pay-TV group Sky plans to step up investments in tech start-ups in Europe and the Middle East by opening a new office in Germany and investing $4 million in an Israeli venture capital fund. Europe’s biggest pay-TV group has built one of the most technically-advanced platforms in Europe, helped in part by … Read More

Comcast to continue offering Fox’s Big Ten Network

08 August, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

HARRISBURG (Reuters) – Comcast Corp will continue to offer 21st Century Fox Inc’s  Big Ten Network, including all games on Fox’s sports channel FS1, the companies said . Fox, which is being acquired by Walt Disney Co , had earlier said it would separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business … Read More

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Cruises Past ‘Chris...

08 August, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mission: Impossible – Fallout” generated $35 million from 4,395 locations in its sophomore frame, while Disney’s “Christopher Robin” opened at the lower end of forecasts with $25 million from 3,602 screens. The sixth installment of the Tom Cruise spy series remains No. 1 at the box office, pocketing $124 million in … Read More

In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

08 August, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France may have won the World Cup and be a football-obsessed nation, but it’s the US game of basketball that has some surprisingly old roots and expanding niches in Paris. The world’s oldest still-in-use basketball court is tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of the city’s 9th arrondissement, not … Read More