'Hobbit' battles 'Unbroken,' 'Into the Woods' to second box office win


NEW YORK - The last movie of Peter Jackson's three "Hobbit" films rode to a second consecutive win atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, selling $41.4 million worth of tickets to triumph over new releases "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods." | Video

Sony's 'The Interview' makes $18 million in opening weekend

- Sony Pictures said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

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Apple makes 'The Interview' movie available on iTunes

- Apple Inc said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp's "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio.

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'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in

LOS ANGELES - "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy.

26 Dec 2014

Bradley Cooper sets high targets in new film 'American Sniper'

NEW YORK - Actor Bradley Cooper is quick to say that "American Sniper," his film about Navy Seal sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is not about the Iraq conflict but an intimate character study of the harrowing impact of war on a soldier and his family.

24 Dec 2014

'Star Trek 3' film to open in U.S. theaters in July 2016

NEW YORK - "Star Trek 3," the latest film in the intergalactic franchise featuring Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, will open in U.S. theaters on July 8, 2016, Paramount Pictures said on Tuesday.

23 Dec 2014

In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON - Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in more than 200 U.S. theaters as of Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea. | Video

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Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' mines human spirit, survival

NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie never expected to direct a film with shark attacks, plane crashes and prisoner-of-war camps, but she found the story of a World War Two hero so compelling she tackled them in "Unbroken," a biopic about survival, faith and forgiveness.

23 Dec 2014

Remake of 'The Gambler' turns to theme of redemption

NEW YORK - From the opening shot of the new remake of the classic 1970s film "The Gambler," a different Mark Wahlberg is on view from the scrappy, uninhibited characters he has traditionally played.

23 Dec 2014

Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter split: People

NEW YORK - Movie director Tim Burton and British actress Helena Bonham Carter have separated after 13 years together, People magazine said on Tuesday.

People, 23 Dec 2014

Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier

KABUL - Chantelle Taylor is a former combat medic who fought in one of Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and wrote about her experience as a rare woman on the front line.