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Warner Bros. Buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

Warner Bros. has acquired movie recommendation site Flixster, along with rating service Rotten Tomatoes. Time Warner’s movie unit didn’t disclose a price, but Kara Swisher, who reported on sales talks in March, reported that Flixster was looking for $60 million to $90 million. News Corp., which owned a minority stake in Flixster, also owns this Web site.


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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.”