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Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

Jul. 17, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal. Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children's series "Rugrats" is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers. A live-action movie, written by David...

Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'

Jul. 16, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" towered over Dwayne Johnson's action pic "Skyscraper." Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3" easily took the No. 1 spot with $44.1 million in ticket sales, while No. 2 went to last...

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

Jul. 15, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American...

Box Office Top 20: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is No. 1

Jul. 2, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "Incredibles 2" fended off newcomers to top the box office again this weekend. The "Jurassic World" sequel took first place again with an additional $60.9 million in its second weekend in theaters. "Incredibles 2" landed second with $46.4 million. In...

'Jurassic World 2' takes No. 1 again

Jul. 1, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row, but also left a little room for more modest newcomers like "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" and the basketball comedy "Uncle Drew" to over-perform in the crowded marketplace. Studios on Sunday...

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Jun. 21, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.8 percent...

Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

Jun. 18, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters — a record opening for animated movies...

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Jun. 18, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a drought of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180...

After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid

Jun. 13, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge. Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, it would give a major cable...

Comcast offer for Fox expected after favorable AT&T ruling

Jun. 12, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, other companies are likely to rush to consolidate. Tuesday's ruling signaled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they...