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The animated family film took in $2.6 million in previews, compared to $1.95 million for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper grossed a modest $1.95 million in Thursday-night previews at the North American box office, losing to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which earned $2.6 million. It remains to be seen whether Skyscraper can pull
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ may have trouble earning much more than $23 million in its domestic launch, while ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ heads for $43 million. Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper is getting crushed in its U.S box-office debut by animated family film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, according to early returns. Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3 could
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Tracking shows Sony’s animated family film pacing ahead of Dwayne Johnson’s latest turn on the big screen. Then again, tracking is hardly a science. Will an animated Dracula draw blood from Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper at the weekend box office? That’s the big question as Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation opens everywhere Friday opposite Johnson’s
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The film has taken in nearly $30 million in Japan, topping the director’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’, which also picked up a prize at the Cannes film festival. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has become Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s biggest domestic box-office hit, pulling in $29.2 million (¥3.2 billion) from 2.65 million admissions as
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It was a competitive weekend at the world’s second-biggest film market, with both Hollywood holdovers and Chinese new releases pulling in substantial earnings. Chinese thriller Animal World officially kicked off the summer blockbuster season in the world’s second-biggest film market over the weekend, opening to $38.2 million and topping the China box-office champion of the
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ a gritty U.S.-Mexico border drama, opens to a better-than-expected $19 million, followed by ‘Uncle Drew’ with $15.5 million. Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom easily dunked the competition in its second weekend, grossing $60 million in North America as it roars toward the $1 billion mark globally. Overseas, the dinos devoured
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The pair of films don’t stand a chance of toppling ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ or ‘Incredibles 2.’ A pair of smaller films — the intense U.S.-Mexico border drama Sicario: Day of the Soldado and basketball comedy Uncle Drew — are scoring more points than expected at the North American box office, even though they don’t
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Revenue for both tentpoles was muted slightly by local broadcasts of the World Cup, which commands a huge following in China. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roared again in China, adding $32.4 million in its second weekend for a healthy total of $202.6 million. The J.A. Bayona-directed dinosaur tentpole also fended off some strong
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The dinos will have no trouble winning the weekend, but the sequel’s opening won’t come close to matching ‘Jurassic World’s’ debut three years ago. The dinos are back. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped into North American theaters Thursday night, earning $15.3 million in previews for a projected $54 million Friday and $133
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Universal and Amblin have claimed Hollywood’s fourth-biggest opening ever in China. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened with a roar at the Chinese box office over the weekend, earning $111.9 million. It was Universal’s second-biggest debut ever in the market, behind only The Fate Of The Furious. The opening was also considerably better than the $99.2
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