Carl DiOrio

Deal’s on the mark


Cinemark has signed a definite agreement giving Chicago investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners a majority interest in the privately held exhibitor in a deal worth $1.5 billion.

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Mel’s second coming


Mel Gibson's religious phenom "The Passion of the Christ," distribbed by Newmarket, marked a formidable second weekend, with an estimated $51.4 million repping a modest 39% decline from the previous…

Mouse fire not doused


A day after Disney's operatic annual meeting -- and a quick coda wresting the chairman title from CEO Michael Eisner -- investors were poised for the sound of another shoe dropping. Comcast was…

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