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'Powers' To Be Playstation 4'S First Original Tv Series

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th March 2014

Sony promised PS4 customers that original TV content would arrive at some point, and we finally know what they’re launching with: ‘Powers’. Sony Pictures TV, a particular branch of Sony Corp., who were involved in...

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Sony Entertainment Announce Huge Cuts Of $100 Million To Begin Immediately

By Joe Wilde | 19th November 2013

Sony Entertainment are currently riffling through their accounts as they look to cut up to $100 million from their budget in the coming months. The entertainment giants are particularly looking to make their filmmaking department...

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Tv Via The Internet? It Will Have To Wait

30th September 2013

Plans announced by Intel and Sony to deliver broadcast and cable networks to subscribers over the Internet have been scaled back and delayed, the New York Times reported today, suggesting that they may never come...

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Pirates Seem To Love Box-office Duds

30th September 2013

Seeming to lend some credence to the theory that many people will pirate movies that they wouldn't pay good money to see, Sony's expensive flop After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith was the most...

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Box Office Forecast: Sunny With Meatballs

27th September 2013

The box office has already experienced a strong September, but the final weekend could become its strongest ever, with several analysts predicting a record opening for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and solid...

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Rentrak To Report On Digital Movie Viewing

25th September 2013

Studios are able to view box office data at a glance every week. They also can take a look at how well their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs are selling. Now, thanks to a new service...

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Prisoners Opens Big, But Box Office Is Down

24th September 2013

The Warner Bros. drama Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal got the 2013-2014 season off to a solid start over the weekend with $20.8 million (somewhat lower than Sunday's studio estimate of $21.4 million),...

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Final Box Office Results: Weekend Of 9/20-22

24th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Prisoners, Warner Bros., $20,817,053, (New); 2. Insidious: Chapter 2, FilmDistrict,...

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Prisoners Breaks Out At Box Office

23rd September 2013

Aided by an abundance of enthusiastic reviews, the Warner Bros. thriller Prisoners opened above expectations this weekend with an estimated $21.4 million. The R-rated film in which Jake Gyllenhaal plays a police officer attempting to...

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Sony Chief Hints Shakeup May Be Near At Film Unit

20th September 2013

Changes may be afoot at Sony Pictures -- changes that will be pressed by company management in Tokyo, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai has told the Wall Street Journal. In an interview with the newspaper, Hirai...

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Final Box Office Figures: Weekend Of Sept. 13-15

17th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Insidious: Chapter 2, FilmDistrict, $40,272,103, (New); 2. The Family, Relativity...

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Final Box-office Figures Weekend Of Sept. 6-8

10th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Riddick, Universal, $19,030,375, (New); 2. Lee Daniels' The Butler, Weinstein...

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Sony Reveals Titles Of Coming 4d Movies

5th September 2013

People who have purchased new 4K ultra-high-definition television sets will now have a supply of movies to show on them. Sony on Wednesday unveiled a new service called Video Unlimited which currently offers about 70...

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Naughty Boy Hopes You'll Enjoy Your Stay At The Hotel Cabana, Promises Grandeur

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th September 2013

Having broken into music in an unorthodox way – Naughty Boy won £44k on Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal and used the money to set up his own recording space – Naughty Boy has...

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New Tv Sets Will Track Viewers' USAge

4th September 2013

Manufacturers of new state-of-the-art TV sets with the built-in capability to connect to the Internet will likely use software from San Francisco-based Cognitive Networks Inc. that will track what viewers are watching and relay that...

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Box Office Sets Labor Day Record

4th September 2013

Ordinarily, the Labor Day weekend is written off by the major studios as a loser, when many films play to empty or near-empty screening rooms -- a time to roll out horror, mediocre or niche...

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Surprises Galore At Holiday Box Office

3rd September 2013

Instructions Not Included, a Spanish-language comedy, came out of nowhere over the Labor Day weekend to surprise box office pundits by earning an estimated $10 million in just 347 theaters, landing at No. 5 over...

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One Direction's Film Likely To Go Direct To No. 1

30th August 2013

It's a rare occurrence when a documentary winds up as the No. 1 film at the box office, but that's what is likely to occur this Labor Day weekend with the debut of Morgan Spurlock's...

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Fox's Epic Debuts In First Place On Home Video Charts

29th August 2013

20th Century Fox's animated Epic sold more DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than any other home video release last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. The studio's home entertainment unit said that 40...

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Final Box Office Figures Aug. 23-25

27th August 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Lee Daniels' The Butler, Weinstein Co., $16,503,812, 2 Wks. ($51,760,625);...

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The Butler Did It -- Again

26th August 2013

Three new films couldn't crack $10 million at the box office over the weekend, allowing Lee Daniels' The Butler to hold on as the No. 1 film for the second weekend in a row with...

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Box Office Forecast: Cloudy Weekend

23rd August 2013

We are approaching those lazy, hazy days of summer when movie studios roll out the films that could not have competed against the blockbusters that were released at the beginning of the season. BoxOfficeMojo.com has...

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Olympus Has Fallen Rises To Top Of Video Charts

22nd August 2013

Olympus Has Fallen , the first of the White-House-invaded-by-terrorist movies -- White House Down came later -- has landed at the top of all home-home video charts. The Sony flick not only was No. 1...

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Glaad Study Finds Studios Wanting In Depicting Gay Characters

21st August 2013

In its first study about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters in movies -- The Studio Responsibility Index -- GLAAD has concluded that of 101 movies released by the major motion picture studios in 2012...

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Ps4 Release Date Revealed, So When Are You Getting Yours?

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st August 2013

As expected, Sony revealed the release date for their hotly anticipated next generation console, the Playstation 4 at Gamescom this week. And, as predict by most commentators, it falls in November 2013. North America will...

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Final Box-office Results Weekend Of Aug. 16-18

20th August 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Weinstein Co. $24,637,312, (New); 2....

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Viacom And Sony Set To Sign Historic Agreement

16th August 2013

With many analysts predicting that the networks that now use cable TV for distribution will one day use the Internet instead, Sony, which is seeking to become an online gateway for those networks, appeared to...

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Loeb Expands Media Stakes -- Buys 1.8 Million Disney Shares

15th August 2013

Activist investor Daniel Loeb, who has been urging Sony to spin off some of its entertainment holdings and use the receipts to bolster its electronics business, may now play a role in effecting changes at...

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We're The Millers Rises To No. 1

14th August 2013

In its sixth day of release, Warner Bros.' We're the Millers overtook TriStar/Sony's Elysium as the No. 1 film at the box office. The comedy, which opened last Wednesday, also expanded its lead in total...

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Respectable Openings For Four New Films

13th August 2013

Given the fact that it's August -- when the box office usually contracts like the images on a funhouse mirror -- the four films that made their debut this past weekend performed reasonably well. Box-office...

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