The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The supersized superhero hit “Avengers: Infinity War” has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, becoming only the fourth film to reach that rarified box-office milestone. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that “Infinity War” reached the mark Monday, about seven weeks after opening. The only other movies in the $2 […]

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‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that “Solo” will gross $101 million […]

The 2018 Oscar Winners: Full List

The 90th Academy Awards rewarded a surreal love story, a Chilean drama, the portrayal of a violent cop and more. • Read what happened at the Oscars and a transcription of Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue. • Our TV critic thought that the show focused on celebration and glitterdespite some self-examination. • What’s an inclusion rider? We explain the idea Frances McDormand endorsed onstage. […]

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing debut […]