Uniting the Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox production studios would give Rupert Murdoch control over the two largest film and television catalogs ever assembled, creating a highly lucrative annuity and allowing for unprecedented sway over how content is made and sold across distribution platforms.
The Kickstarter-funded film opened this weekend with $2 million in 291 theaters. But it will need to make much more than that to break even, let alone launch a crowdfunding cinema revolution.
This weekend’s box office champion, with a $69.1 million debut, embodies a spirit of go-for-broke, did-not-see-that-coming excitement that animated movies have been missing.
Roy is becoming Oliver’s protégé and BuzzFeed has an exclusive first look. Plus, the brains behind Arrow reveal what Oliver’s new partnership means for Felicity and Diggle.
Warner Bros. really loves puns. Like, it might be time for a pun intervention.
Though you probably won’t have an owl deliver your letters…
The author is teaming with Warner Bros. to create a new series of movies based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Newt Scamander and NO, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
UPDATED: The Oscar-winning actor-writer-director will star opposite Henry Cavill in 2015’s sequel to Man of Steel. And Cory Booker, at least, is excited.
“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!”
Phil Kent, the longtime head of Turner Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that he was leaving the company, to be replaced by John Martin, the current chief financial officer of Time Warner. The elevation of Martin puts another business, rather than creative, executive in charge of a Time Warner division.
UPDATED: How Oprah, Lee Daniels, and a black-and-white silent film from 1916 landed at the center of a very public battle between Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Company.
This classic ’90s cartoon could have been about ducks.
In raw numbers, Man of Steel’s $113 million opening weekend is Superman’s best-ever debut, but how does Henry Cavill really stack up against Christopher Reeve? (Best not bring Brandon Routh into this.)
On Monday’s episode, Brad McKinzie told Desiree Hartsock about a domestic violence incident in his past. She gave him a rose. I talked to McKinzie about his arrest and why he went on The Bachelorette.
They also redesigned the cancer ward to look like a Super Friends Hall of Justice. An amazing idea.
For one thing, it had the highest debut for a comedy this year.
CBS’s first quarter earnings, released today, shined in part because it doesn’t own a major movie studio. At least not yet.
At CinemaCon, Warner Bros. also showed off new footage from Gravity (so much space!), Prisoners (so much sorrow!), and We’re the Millers (so much unexpected male nudity!).
No wonder the Dark Knight has such a puss on.
DC Comics honchos Jim Lee and Geoff Johns are subjected to an intense grilling by BuzzFeed editors about their massive relaunch, The New 52. Virtually all of the major DC titles, from Batman to Wonder Woman, are starting over at #1 with brand new stories and mythologies. We confront the DC creative team about this very important event with very stupid questions.
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Clint Eastwood’s biopic on FBI director J. Edgar Hoover hits theaters this November.
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Darker…darker. Nope, still not dark enough. As Hollywood well knows, dark=adult.
The Pirate Bay is announcing that as of today, April 1st, they’ve been acquired by Warner Bros. for approximately $13 billion. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
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