Dark Knight Rises

Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Gravity." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, File)

Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. […]

12/27/2013

Jennifer Lawrence, left, as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in a scene from the film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

‘Catching Fire’ box-office haul revised to $158.1M

  NEW YORK (AP) — The scorching box office haul for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has been adjusted to $158.1 million, dropping it a few notches in the record books. Studios released actual box […]

11/25/2013

In this publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Lili Taylor portrays Carolyn Perron, left, and Joey King portrays Christine in a scene from "The Conjuring." (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett)

‘The Conjuring’ scares up $41.5M to top box office

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending “The Conjuring” into first place at the box office, while “R.I.P.D.” became the summer’s latest big-budget action film to bite the dust. […]

07/21/2013

Tom Sullivan as he points to the tattoo on his arm dedicated to his son during an interview in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  It shows a batman cape surrounding a heart. His son Alex was killed in the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

A year later, survivors recall Aurora shooting

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — It is not a small club, the survivors of the shootings at Theater 9. The Century 16 auditorium was packed — 421 men, women and children who had turned out for […]

07/19/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Holmes’ insanity plea holds risks for both sides

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity is seen as James Holmes’ best hope of avoiding the death penalty. His lawyers have avoided taking the step, though, because […]

05/13/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Colo. prosecutors seeking death penalty for Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year’s movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado.

04/01/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (r), bows his head in prayer at the reopening and remembrance ceremony at the Century Aurora cinema, in Aurora, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Colorado movie theater reopens with ceremony

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others has reopened with a private ceremony for victims, first responders and officials.

01/17/2013

International Consumer Electronics Show

CES unveils big TVs with ‘ultrahigh definition’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The race to make TVs larger and larger has created a colossal problem for manufacturers: As screens grow, picture quality worsens — unless the viewer moves farther away from the screen.

01/07/2013

James Eagan Holmes in court

Colo. shooting families listen to police testimony

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting. “After I saw what I saw in the theater — horrific — I didn’t want anyone else to die,” said Officer Justin Grizzle, who ferried the wounded to the hospital.

01/07/2013

Ticket rush: Film fans hand Hollywood record cash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It’s the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.

12/26/2012

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Could shooting be a gun-control tipping point?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control?

12/15/2012

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Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

The Associated Press has compiled a list of some of the deadliest mass shootings around world.

12/14/2012

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