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Sony hackers make threats in first phase of new leaks

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, 1st AD Jonathan Watson, DP Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg,  and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.

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Review: ‘The Hobbit’ wraps with a Middle-earth melee

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson’s six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide.

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 released another round of data leaks, including ominous threats against the premiere of Sony Pictures' film "The Interview," in which the group references the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.

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Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details

This Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 filed suit against the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers.

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Sweet ‘Night at the Museum’ bids farewell to Robin Williams

In this image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Stiller, left, and Ricky Gervais in a scene from "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Joe Lederer)

Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt in the latest “Night at the Museum.” The movie, subtitled “Secret of the Tomb,” is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we’re still having fun, it’s time to move on_a narrative made only more poignant by Williams’s sudden and shocking death earlier this year.

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