Estates approve ‘Porgy’

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The estates that control the rights to "Porgy and Bess" have officially given a greenlight to the Broadway-bound revival of the 1935 musical, clearing the way for the show to land on the Main Stem…

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Video game advertising tops $1 billion

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The videogame world has a long way to go to catch up with the television advertising market, but it has hit a notable milestone. DFC Intelligence reports U.S. advertisers spent over $1 billion in…

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Lil Wayne stays at No. 1

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Rapper Lil Wayne hangs onto his No. 1 position on the U.S. album chart this week, as country star George Strait and (surprise!) the Beatles roll into the top five.

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U.K. mulls tougher media plurality regs

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The British government has signaled tougher regulations on media plurality in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at a News Intl. Sunday paper that killed parent News Corp.'s bid to own paybox…

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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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