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‘Wonder Woman’ lifts Time Warner’s profit

August 2, 2017 (Reuters) – Time Warner Inc , which is in the process of being bought by AT&T Inc , reported a better-than-expected 11.6 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by the success of its latest superhero movie “Wonder Woman”. Revenue from its Warner Bros unit, which includes the movie business, rose 12.4 percent to $2.99 billion, topping analysts’ average estimate of $2.90 billion, according to data and analytics firm FactSet. “Wonder Woman”, featuring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, grossed about $800 million worldwide through July 31, the company said…

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‘Wonder Woman’ returning for 2019 movie sequel

July 27, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Wonder Woman” is coming back for more. Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. on Tuesday announced a December 2019 date for the return of the female superhero, played by Gal Gadot, who smashed box office records in June. Israeli actress Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana Prince but director Patty Jenkins is yet to be confirmed as directing the sequel. “Wonder Woman” was the first superhero movie to star a woman since 2005 and the first to be directed by a…

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Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ conquers weekend with $50.5 million, ‘Valerian’ flops

July 23, 2017 By Seth Kelley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop. But let’s start with the good. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720 locations. $11.7 million of that total came from Imax screens alone — that’s 23% of the total market share from 402 locations. That $50.5 million…

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Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Tops ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ With $56.5 Million

July 16, 2017 By Seth Kelley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “War for the Planet of the Apes” is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look. Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s latest “Apes” movie is coming in on the low end of expectations with $56.5 million from 4,022 locations. It was pegged at $60 million-$65 million earlier in the week, but is ending up about the same as 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which kicked off the modern trilogy with $54.8 million during…

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Stakes are high for Luc Besson’s intergalactic leap into ‘Valerian’

July 13, 2017 By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Introducing a brand new multi-million dollar intergalactic adventure film based on a French comic book strip during a summer box office dominated by superheroes and sequels may be considered a big risk to take by an independent filmmaker. But French director Luc Besson was so confident in his vision for adapting the “Valerian and Laureline” sci-fi comics into a film, he took his script and sketches to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival three years ago with the hopes of…

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Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Slings to Massive $117 Million Domestic Opening

July 9, 2017 By Seth Kelley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever. As of Sunday morning, the latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 locations. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from 392 Imax screens. That’s a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios for the film, which cost roughly $175 million to produce. The anticipated opening weekend is higher than industry estimates, which were in the $90 million to $110 million…

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Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Races Past ‘Wonder Woman’ to No. 1

June 18, 2017 By Seth Kelley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have fared better than others. The big winner is Disney and Pixar’s “Cars 3,” which is speeding to $53.5 million from 4,256 locations, putting it in first place. That’s a lower opening than “Cars” ($60.1 million) and “Cars 2” ($66.1 million), but still enough to win the weekend. The first two “Cars” movies combined have made more than…

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Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Repeats Box Office Victory, Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Misfires

June 11, 2017 By Seth Kelley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Different weekend, similar story: “Wonder Woman” is box office royalty. The Warner Bros. and DC Comics standalone will have earned $57.2 million from 4,165 theaters by the end of its second weekend, putting it solidly in first place. That’s only a 45% drop from its opening weekend, giving the film an estimated $205 million domestically in two weekends. The Gal Gadot-starrer will also make more during its second frame than did both “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of…

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