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Google chief: U.K. must focus on tech

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The U.K. needs to beef up its education system and rethink its business culture or its TV industry will never be able to compete effectively on the global stage,  Google chairman Eric Schmidt told an…

New York Fringe cancels shows

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In one of the first definite legit cancellations of the upcoming weekend, the head of the New York Intl. Fringe Festival has preemptively darkened all fest shows skedded for Sunday, and also nixed…

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Eye rolls behind big ‘Brother’

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Summer standout ''Big Brother'' posted some of its best numbers in years Thursday, lifting CBS to an easy victory over its broadcast rivals in key demos. ABC did OK with its all-original lineup…

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M-Appeal enjoys ‘Verano’

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MADRID -- In the run-up to next week's Venice Film Festival, Berlin-based M-Appeal has nabbed worldwide rights to Chilean helmer Jose Luis Torres Leiva's "Verano."

Microsoft’s crown jewel goes 3D

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Halo, the biggest title in Microsoft's software lineup, is venturing into unexplored territory. This fall, for the first time, the game will be playable in 3D. "Halo: Anniversary" will be offered in…

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Domestic Box Office

Rank Movie Title Cume B.O.
1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Distributor: Universal / Focus

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $29.9M

$29.9M
2

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Distributor: Fox

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $24.4M

$24.4M
3

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Weeks: 3

B.O.: $19.5M

$19.5M
4

McFarland, USA

Distributor: Disney

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $14.2M

$14.2M
5

American Sniper

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Weeks: 9

B.O.: $13.5M

$13.5M
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