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Top US theater chain pulls Universal films over streaming row

Los Angeles - The leading US movie theater chain said Tuesday it will no longer play any Universal Pictures movies on its screens as a row over the record-breaking release of "Trolls World Tour" on streaming platforms sharply escalated.

Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker talk Fern Hill at 59E59 Theaters Special

New York - Veteran entertainers Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker chatted with Digital Journal about their New York City premiere of "Fern Hill" at 59E59 Theaters.

'Pixels' plays lower than expected as 'Ant-Man' wins again

"Pixels" proved not worthy of a box office title as it fell to "Ant-Man." Adam Sandler has lost his luster as his new video game action film fell flat.

'Ted 2' is not in it to win the weekend

A bear and a dog will try to knock down dinosaurs as the box office has plenty of animals competing for attention. It is still likely that "Jurassic World" will win for a third time.

'Jurassic World' has best global opening ever

UPDATE 6.15.15: The weekend actuals are out and "Jurassic World" now holds the title for the best opening ever, domestically. It also takes home the foreign and global titles as well.

'Jurassic World' to stomp over the competition

UPDATE: "Jurassic World" took in $18.5 million on Thursday night as it tries to open to a June record. That means it needs to beat the $116 million that "Man of Steel" opened with, domestically.

'Spy' wins but 'San Andreas' stays solid

A weekend that fell in line with projections is what it looked like at the box office. That may seem like a boring idea, but it means a lot.

'San Andreas' set to strike; eight minutes of 'Aloha' released

A disaster is about to invade theaters in the form of "San Andreas." The new film will take aim at destroying California, as a major earthquake strikes the San Andreas fault.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' takes on 'Pitch Perfect 2'

It will be a demographic war at the weekend box office, with the end result being a new winner on top. "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" open wide.

'Furious 7' wins again; goes over $1 billion overseas, too

Not only did "Furious 7" win at the box office again, the news overseas may be the better headline of the weekend. "Furious 7" held off "Age of Adaline" for its fourth win.

Robert Downey Jr walks out of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' interview

In what was supposed to be an easy interview about "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for Robert Downey Jr., it turned out to be much more.

'Furious 7' is still in the fast lane

It will be smooth driving once again for "Furious 7" at the box office. The second weekend for the fast-paced film sees no sign of slowing down.

'Furious 7' races to April record

"Furious 7" was unmatched and had no competition as it raced to a box office bonanza. It set an April opening record along the way.

'Insurgent' sails past 'Cinderella'

"Insurgent" took over the box office and grabbed the glass slipper from "Cinderella." But, it rolled out about even with last year's "Divergent."

'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.

'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.

Directors boost 'Birdman' as Alejandro Inarritu wins

"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.

'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.

'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.

'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.

Big box office boost for 'American Sniper'

UPDATE: It looks like the movie that gained greater on the Martin Luther King Jr holiday was "American Sniper" and not "Selma." Add $2 million more to "American Sniper" as it beat expectations all weekend long.

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.

Theater chains not happy with Sony 'Interview' announcement

UPDATE: Sony has announced today (Dec. 24) that they will upload "The Interview" to You Tube. Now, in theaters and offered up on You Tube for a movie that would have never gotten this much attention had it gone on as scheduled.

'Birdman' leads SAG nominations; 'Boyhood' is close behind

"Birdman" has flew to the top with four nominations as the SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) were announced this morning (Dec. 10) in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards have an ensemble award, which is basically the equivalent to the best picture.

Gotham honors 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' with top awards

New York - "Birdman" wins best feature while "Boyhood" wins audience award as the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight (Dec. 1). Earlier today, the New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" best film.

'Mockingjay' wins but not in the same league as 'Catching Fire'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was even less of a winner that was noted, as often happens when a win that big occurs. It needs to settle in, and this time, it came in with a lower number, and that is not a good sign.

Ferocious 'Fury' fights, flies high for solid box office victory

It was a World War II drama that took the lead with a fury at the box office. It ended up being an easy win over a two-time champ and a Halloween-themed film.
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