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This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops ‘One Direction’ at box office

(AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was served another first-place finish over the Labor Day weekend. The film starring Forest Whitaker as a veteran White House butler earned $20.2 million in the top spot at […]

09/03/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops box office with $16.5 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite three new releases, the period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the road trip comedy “We’re the Millers” stayed atop the box office. “The Butler,” which stars Forest Whitaker as […]

08/26/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ opens atop box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels’ biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents topped the weekend box office while three other new releases failed to connect with fans. “Lee Daniels’ The […]

08/19/2013

Actor Matt Damon arrives at the world premiere of "Elysium" at the Regency Village Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Box office top 20: $29.8 million for ‘Elysium’

NEW YORK (AP) — Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction thriller “Elysium” led a crowded field at the box office, topping the weekend with $29.8 million. That was enough to best Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s comedy “We’re […]

08/12/2013

Sony's logo outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Sony rejects Loeb proposal for entertainment sale

  TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s board has unanimously rejected a U.S. hedge fund manager’s proposal that it sell part of its entertainment business, sending the Japanese company’s shares down more than 5 percent. In a […]

08/05/2013

Henry Cavill as Superman in scene from movie "Man of Steel" (Warner Brothers Pictures / AP Photo)

‘Man of Steel’ soars with $116.6M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Man of Steel” went up, up and away at the box office. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $116.6 million in its opening weekend. The retelling of Superman’s backstory nabbed the […]

06/17/2013

E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo (AP Photo)

A long awaited ‘Final Fantasy’ returns at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a video game more than seven years in the making. Square Enix revealed Monday during Sony’s presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that “Final Fantasy XV” would finally see the […]

06/12/2013

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‘The Purge’ scares up $34.1 million at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Made for just $3 million, the suspense thriller “The Purge” scared up more than 10 times that in its opening weekend at the box office. The Universal horror film took in […]

06/10/2013

The new controller for Microsoft Xbox One entertainment and gaming console system. (AP Photo)

First Look: New Xbox elegant, but much unknown

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Will gamers want One? After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything […]

05/22/2013

Johnny Depp as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (l-r) in scene from movie "The Lone Ranger." (Photo credit: Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. / AP)

Studios go direct to fans for social-media boost

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes you just can’t wait for Comic-Con — whether you’re a fan or a filmmaker. With the summer movie season now beginning in early May (“Iron Man 3″ opens Friday), […]

05/02/2013

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