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  1. 'Ouija' scares up $20 million in opening weekend; 'John Wick' No. 2Read the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    Pete , left, Sarah and Laine play friends who must confront their fears in "Ouija." Pete , left, Sarah and Laine play friends who must confront their fears in "Ouija."


  2. Box Office: 'Ouija' Spooks Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' With $20M DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' climbs up the chart to No. 6, while Laura Poitras' Edward Snowden doc 'Citzenfour' opens to huge numbers in New York and Los Angeles Pre-Halloween horror pic Ouija debuted to No.


  3. Box Office: 'Ouija' Tops Friday With $8.3M; Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' No. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    Universal's pre-Halloween entry Ouija won the Friday box office race with $8.3 million for a projected $20 million weekend, summoning up another victory for Blumhouse Pictures, Michael Bay 's Platinum Dunes and Universal following the microbudgeted Purge franchise. Stiles White directed Ouija , based on the classic Hasbro board game and costing under $5 million to make.


  4. Bored game: 'Ouija' conjures up dreadful reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    "Ouija," the new horror film from director/co-writer Stiles White, is based on the spooky board game that claims to commune with the spirit world. But no special equipment is needed to hear from movie critics, who have made it clear they find "Ouija" to be an uninspired scarer and a curious bit of marketing.


  5. Review: Bland, Horrible 'Ouija' is Part of a Bigger Hollywood ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 |

    There's an odd correlation between cineplex screens and toy-store shelves these days. The cycle is hardly a 2014 revelation.


  6. OuijaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times

    The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and-most importantly-a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves. Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie's qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' film about Edward Snowden, the movie "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.


  7. Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Korea Herald

    Hollywood has a fascination with turning classic board games into movies. There was "Clue" and "Battleship," and now "Ouija" is about to hit theaters this week.


  8. Vicious Fight Over a Princess DollRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Courthouse News Service

    In a big-money court fight over dolls, MGA Entertainment claims Hasbro stole its employees and trade secrets to develop a Princess doll for Disney, and "cripple" MGA along the way. MGA ferociously defends its brands.


  9. Hasbro's Strong Earnings Foreshadow Exciting FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Seeking Alpha

    Shares of Hasbro hit new 52 week highs on Monday on the heels of a strong earnings report for the third quarter. The company saw growth return to all business segments and most regions.


  10. Best In Show: "The Pet Shop" Tops 2014 Holiday Toy Trends Identified By Toys"R"UsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | PR Newswire

    Dedicated Destinations for a Charming Menagerie of Cuddly and Interactive Pets Debut in Toys"R"Us Stores Nationwide and Online at Key Trends Forecasted by Toys"R"Us Also Include "Customizable Creations," "Lights, Camera, Toys," and "Out of this World" Playthings /PRNewswire/ -- After a near calendar-year of tracking toy introductions across the globe, the veteran team of experts at Toys"R"Us have identified "The Pet Shop" as the leading holiday toy trend of 2014, expected to influence kids' wish lists and parents' shopping decisions.


  11. Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis with a Mr. Monopoly figure at the company's headquarters in Burbank. 'Ouija,' based on Hasbro's Ouija board, is poised to gross $20 million or more at box office this weekend There was "Clue" and "Battleship," and now "Ouija" is about to hit theaters this week.


  12. Stocks rebound from selloff as S&P 500 climbs for 3rd dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | San Diego Source

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.26 points to 16,399.67. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 57.64 points, up 1.35 percent to 4,316.07.


  13. Markets Mixed; Hasbro Posts Upbeat EarningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Benzinga

    Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.33 percent to 16,326.53 while the NASDAQ surged 0.40 percent to 4,275.29. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.20 percent to 1,890.46.


  14. Stocks Open Quietly Mixed; Hasbro, NewLink, Akorn RisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily

    's 1% gain. The S&P 500 added 0.1%. The Dow Jones industrial average was 0.5% in the red.


  15. Hasbro Reports Revenue and Operating Profit Growth for the Third Quarter 2014Read the original story

    Sep 29, 2013 | Business Wire

    Third quarter 2014 revenues increased 7% to $1.47 billion; Revenue grew in all major operating segments - the U.S. and Canada, International and Entertainment and Licensing segments; Emerging Markets revenues increased 29%; Franchise Brand revenues grew 36%; All seven Franchise Brands increased revenues in the third quarter; Boys, Girls and Games category revenues increased; Adjusted operating profit increased 9%; Adjusted net earnings increased 9% to $187.8 million or $1.46 per diluted share; As reported, operating profit increased 44% and net earnings increased 43% to $180.5 million or $1.40 per diluted share; Repurchased 2.4 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $124.5 million and an average price of $52.56 per share.


  16. This Weeks New Movies - 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014Read the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 |

    Below are's listings of upcoming films being released from 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014! Click on a title or poster for more information, tweets, tickets, cast information and more... In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay , Brad Fuller and Andrew Form alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum , Bennett Schneir and Hasbro.


  17. Monopoly Millionaires' Club game to begin Sunday October 19thRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | State of Maine

    The Maine Lottery announced today that Maine will join lotteries across the country in offering a new draw game, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB that will spread the wealth among players by offering multiple million dollar prizes in conjunction with a Top Prize that is capped at $25 million. With three different ways to win, the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB game, is planned to go on sale in Maine on Oct. 19, and is the first game to combine the high-stakes and rich rewards of multi-state lottery gaming with the fun and entertainment of a national television game show featuring players selected from among the lottery's ticket holders who have registered their tickets online or via a smartphone app.


  18. Hasbro (HAS) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 |

    Hasbro will be issuing its Q314 quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.44 per share and revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter.


  19. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Business Wire

    Fitch does not expect to rate... )--As part of its continued commitment to providing valuable financial tools to its customers, SpringleafA Financial today announce... )--First BanCorp , the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, announced today that it expects to report its financial res... )--The "Michelle Obama Rules" that you keep hearing about are actually the regulations that have been codified by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, an act intended, ... )--Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'BBB+' to the implied general revenue obligation of the Masonicare Obligated Group . The Rating Outlook is Stable.


  20. Hasbro Appoints John Frascotti to President, Hasbro Brands Duncan...Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Business Wire

    Global branded play leader Hasbro, Inc. today announced the promotion of John Frascotti to the newly-created position of President, Hasbro Brands, effective immediately. "Across our organization, we are building a tremendous team that can inspire new ideas through our brands and execute them through our brand blueprint, in brand building and storytelling globally" In this new role, Frascotti assumes the additional responsibilities of worldwide product development and now oversees all of the Company's global Marketing and Design and Development teams.