Tag Archives: The Walt Disney Company

14Dec/17

Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52.4 billion in stock

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Walt Disney Co on Thursday (December 14) agreed to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock. Continue reading

12Nov/17

“Thor” smashes competition again at weekend box office

(WALT DISNEY PICTURES/MARVEL STUDIOS) – “Thor: Ragnarok” smashed the competition at the North American weekend box office from Friday (November 10) through Sunday (November 12). Having already grossed more than $496 million worldwide, the film took in an additional $56.6 million on its second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
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11Nov/17

“Thor” to hammer out competition again at box office

(WALT DISNEY PICTURES/MARVEL STUDIOS – “Thor: Ragnarok” is expected to smash the competition at the North American weekend box office from Friday (November 10) through Sunday (November 12). The film, which has already grossed more than 496 million dollars worldwide, is expected to take in an additional 57 million this weekend.
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30Aug/17

Murdoch switches off Fox from UK’s Sky

Rupert Murdoch has pulled his Fox News channel from the Sky platform in Britain, where the government is assessing a bid by the media mogul to buy the broader Sky pay-TV company for $15 billion. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

14Aug/17

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 10, 2014) (REUTERS) – “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is taking her Shondaland production house away from Walt Disney Co’s ABC network to Netflix Inc to produce new content, the video streaming company said on Sunday (August 13). Continue reading

19Mar/17

‘Beauty and the Beast’ earns an estimated 170 million in first weekend

Disney latest live-action remake, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ roar to the box office top spot.
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12Dec/16

Fox’s bid for Sky hits a snare

A major shareholder in British pay-TV company Sky tells Reuters it will vote against Twenty-First Century Fox’s $14 billion takeover bid in its current form. Jo Webster reports. Continue reading

15Nov/16

Trailer offers glimpse of new “Beauty and the Beast” film

Disney fans get a glimpse of new live-action Disney film ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

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15Nov/16

Robot dinosaurs get Raspberry Pi make-over

Animatronic dinosaurs at one of the UK’s oldest theme parks are being given a new lease of life after being fitted with a Raspberry Pi, using cognitive computing technology. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

29Nov/15

Hunger Games back as box office #1

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” wins the battle at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend, surpassing “The Good Dinosaur” and “Creed” in North American ticket sales. Jillian Kitchener reports. Continue reading