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The tentpole reboots Sony’s marquee superhero franchise. Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming should cast a powerful web when swinging into theaters this weekend. If prerelease tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed reboot should fly past $100 million in North America, although Sony is being more conservative and suggesting $80 million. Spider-Man’s sixth outing on
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Elsewhere, ‘Baby Driver’ continued to impress, while Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ is further demolished. Gru and his pesky minions ran amok at the July Fourth box-office picnic. Early estimates for Tuesday show Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 handily winning Independence Day with an estimated $13 million, putting the movie’s five-day
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At $198 million and slowing dramatically, the last Michael Bay-directed installment in the robot franchise won’t come close to matching its predecessor’s big $330 million China total in 2014. Transformers: The Last Knight continued its precipitous decline at the Chinese box office over the weekend, earning just $30.5 million from Friday to Sunday, a 75
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The ‘Despicable Me’ entry came in notably behind expectations in a surprise twist, while ‘Baby Driver’ is proving a powerful antidote to summer popcorn fare with a $30 million launch; ‘The House’ marks the worst wide opening of Will Ferrell’s career in a leading role. This year’s fireworks display at the July Fourth holiday box
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Elsewhere, Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ should be a big winner in the holiday parade, while Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ may fizzle quickly. Look for Gru and his devoted minions to light up the July Fourth holiday box office. Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s animated threequel Despicable Me 3 should ignite plenty of fireworks
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