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'Focus' leads the pack but it was a weak win

The movie box office surely took a break this weekend. Whether that is award season fatigue or simply a normal breather could both be true.

'Focus' will take over as box office slows down

It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' falls hard but still wins

With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard.

'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' wins big at the Razzies

Kirk Cameron went four for six at the Razzies tonight in Hollywood as The 35th Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out. The Razzies honor the worst in film for the previous year.

'Birdman' wins Best Feature at Indie Spirit Awards as Oscars loom

In what may be a preview of the Oscars, the 30th Independent Spirit Awards were handed out today (Feb. 21). “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” took home Best Feature Film.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' owns the holiday weekend box office

UPDATE: It is a holiday weekend in the states and it now looks like a solid score for "Fifty Shades of Grey." It appears to have grabbed more box office cash and will be the February record-holder.

'50 Shades' opens wide and will take over the box office

UPDATE: "Shades" took in another $30 million Friday as it will likely take down a Presidents' Day record in the states. However, it will have to push harder to take the R-rated movie opening of all time. It may still do that.

$386m missing as Hong Kong Bitcoin exchange closes

Over $386 million has allegedly been stolen by Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange MyCoin as it closed down this week, leading to claims that the company is withdrawing funds owed to over 3,000 investors.

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water' soaks up an easy win

A sponge soaked up a box office win in style as it soared with an estimated $55.37 million. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water" took out "American Sniper," which was still solid in second.

Chinese farmer stumbles across 7.85kg of gold on ground

A farmer in a remote region of China has stumbled across a huge gold nugget on the ground on the land. The incredible find has an expected value of at least $250,000.

'SpongeBob' squeezes in while '50 Shades of Grey' grabs spotlight

A sponge will unseat a sniper at the box office this weekend. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will settle at the top as "American Sniper" will still be making those headlines.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

'Sniper' outguns the field for its third win in a row

UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

'American Sniper' to win again as it sets domestic war movie mark

Not only will "American Sniper" win for the third week in a row, it is now the highest-grossing war movie of all-time, domestically. It has passed "Saving Private Ryan."

'Sniper' still solid as it wins again; Depp takes a dive

"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.

'American Sniper' sets its sights on another win

UPDATE: "American Sniper" is beating expectations once again and will likely end around $60 million for the weekend. It has struck a cord with the public and will stay strong.

Switzerland drops artificial prop of the franc

Switzerland has dropped its commitment to the Swiss francs 1.20 ceiling cap versus the euro and created chaos in European financial markets.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

2014 Golden Globes Updates: Who's won, who's lost?

Beverly Hills - The Golden Globes just wrapped up in Beverly Hills with Meryl Streep awarding "Boyhood" the top award of the night. "Boyhood" caps a 12-year journey of film-making and it took home Best Motion Picture, Drama.

'Taken 3' wins easily but box office slows down

UPDATE: As the actual box office numbers were tallied, "Taken 3" took in a bit less than was first noted. It is now the third-highest January opening ever, not the second.

'Taken 3' to win while 'Selma' enjoys expansion

There will be a new champ this weekend at the box office. Liam Neeson and his "Taken 3" will escape with a likely win. How much it takes in remains to be seen.

Economic uncertainty sends stocks tumbling globally

Stock markets around the world saw prices dropping heavily as the price of oil fell below $50 per barrel and worries about the economy of Greece, in particular, and Europe, as a whole, sent investors scrambling for an exit.

Producers nominate 'Nightcrawler'; leave out 'Unbroken,' 'Selma'

Los Angeles - The money people have spoken with their nominations for the best in movies for 2014. They also have TV, but this story is all the movies.

Last 'Hobbit' wins again; critics honor 'Goodbye to Language'

It was a happy time for the holdovers at the box office and a pleasant start to the new year. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" took its third win in a row while "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" round out the top three, domestically.

'Woman in Black 2' will not contend

There will not be a new winner at the box office as the first weekend of 2015 closes. A holdover in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" should once again emerge the victor.

Box office sinks in 2014

All is not well at the box office. As 2014 winds down, the movie box office will be off from last year. The real takeaway is that less people are seeing movies in theaters.

Final 'Hobbit' wins; 'The Interview' stalls over long holiday

One wouldn't know it from the hype, but "The Interview" was never going to challenge for the top spot at the Christmas holiday box office.
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