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DreamWorks Announces Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation, the people who brought you “Shrek,” will be bringing their movies to Netflix. The company announced the deal Sunday, confirming earlier reports that it was exiting a deal with Time Warner’s HBO a year early. Netflix needs new content deals to help attract new customers and appease dissatisfied ones, but this one won’t help for a while — DreamWorks movies won’t arrive until 2013.


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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.”