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Dish Buys Bankrupt Blockbuster

Dish Network has purchased bankrupt Blockbuster Inc. for $320 million. Dish says it will to continue operate the video rental chain, and plans to use Blockbuster’s 1,700 locations to help market its satellite TV service. Dish beat out other bidders including Carl Ichan; the Wall Street Journal has a detailed blow-by-blow of the bankruptcy auction which began Tuesday morning and stretched into Wednesday.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”