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Searing temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest likely helped fuel the boom, along with Independence Day newcomer ‘The First Purge.’ There were major fireworks at the July Fourth box office this year as revenue reached its highest level in five years, including an uptick of 29 percent over 2017. Searing temperatures in the Northeast and
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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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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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Elsewhere, indie horror pic ‘Hereditary’ survives a D+ CinemaScore with a strong $13 million debut, while Jodie Foster’s ‘Hotel Artemis’ bombs with $3.2 million; overseas, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars to $151 million. Proving that fanboy-centric tentpoles aren’t the only summer box-office jewels, the female-fronted Ocean’s 8 opened over the weekend to a series-best $41.5 million
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The dinosaur movie was No. 1 in the seven territories in which it bowed. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed an estimated $20.2 million, posting a strong debut as it opened Wednesday in seven international markets ahead of its June 22 North American release. Bowing in Korea, France, Indonesia, Germany, the
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He was in charge of syndication for such programs as ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy!,’ ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ Sid Cohen, a veteran television executive who handled the syndication business for MGM, King World Productions and Paramount Pictures, died Tuesday in Marina del Rey after a long illness, a publicist announced. He was
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[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode five of HBO’s Westworld, “Akane No Mai.”] Shortly after their capture, Westworld narrative director Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) offers a tip to Maeve, the self-confident and suddenly conscious host played by Thandie Newton. Normally, she’s able to manipulate other hosts with nothing more than a voice command.
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