• Film

Shingle finds life after studio deal


When Dark Horse Entertainment landed a first look deal at Universal Pictures in 2008, the pact was considered a coup for the comicbook publisher and a faster way to get more of its adaptations up on…

  • Film

Comic-Con stunts hit the streets


With 35 films and 80 TV shows competing for attention at Comic-Con Intl. in San Diego this year, studios are eager to find any way to stand out among the 130,000 attendees with their properties.

  • TV

Murdoch eats humble pie


"This is the most humble day of my life," a weary-looking Rupert Murdoch said as he faced members of the U.K. Parliament probing phone-hacking by employees of News Corp.'s now-defunct tabloid News of…

  • TV

‘Men of a Certain Age': Save our squirrel


Watching a movement to save a canceled TV show is a little like watching a squirrel fighting for its life after being hit by a truck. No matter how much you're rooting for that squirrel, it's more…

  • Film

BFI doles out coin


The British Film Institute has announced the first round of projects it will be funding under its new £2 million ($3.2 million) lottery transition fund, with nationwide after-school program FilmClub…

  • TV

RTL unveils new season lineup


USA Network's hit show ''White Collar,'' Luc Besson and HBO's ''Transporter'' series and James Cameron's ''Avatar'' are some of the new titles set to air on leading German web RTL in the upcoming…


Domestic Box Office

Rank Movie Title Cume B.O.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Distributor: Universal / Focus

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $29.9M


Kingsman: The Secret Service

Distributor: Fox

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $24.4M


The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Weeks: 3

B.O.: $19.5M


McFarland, USA

Distributor: Disney

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $14.2M


American Sniper

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Weeks: 9

B.O.: $13.5M