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The sequel doesn’t match the opening of the first ‘Deadpool’ in the U.S., but launches to a record $176 million overseas; the adult-skewing ‘Book Club’ opens to $12.5 million, while ‘Show Dogs’ falters. Superheroes continued to dominate the box office over the weekend as Ryan Reynolds and Fox’s Deadpool 2 bowed to $125 million domestically
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ESPN’s pitch to advertisers is essentially sports sells itself. It’s a new day at ESPN. That was apparent after ESPN’s presentation to advertisers when newly minted president Jimmy Pitaro addressed reporters from a podium set up outside the mezzanine at the Minskoff Theatre. Pitaro, who was named president earlier this year and in the wake of his
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Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ added $13.9 million for a China total of $192.8 million after three weekends. Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage made a strong start in China over the weekend, chalking up a hearty $55 million. The film opened on some 21,500 screens, claiming nearly 70 percent of the full weekend box office.
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Starring Dwayne Johnson, ‘Rampage’ had been expected to clear $35 million-$40 million in its domestic launch; elsewhere, new horror film ‘Truth or Dare’ is off to a solid start despite competition from ‘A Quiet Place.’ In a surprise twist, Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage is stalling out at the North American box office, where it could
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Elsewhere, the R-rated comedy ‘Blockers’ is on course for an $18 million-$20 million opening, while Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ is beating expectations. Paramount’s A Quiet Place — a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski that has virtually no dialogue — is booming at the box office, according to early returns. The Platinum Dunes-produced movie
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Shanghai-based Joy Pictures will serve as the official local marketing partner on the Chinese release of the Fox Searchlight film, with support from Global Road Entertainment. Wes Anderson’s much anticipated stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs is heading to China. The Fox Searchlight film has secured a release date in the Middle Kingdom on April 20.
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