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Over the past few years, several low-cost carriers have stepped up to offer competition and cheapest prices to customers looking to cut down their monthly bills. In some cases, they are able to offer comparable plans for just a fraction of the cost and often with the same high quality of service offered by the big players within the industry. […]

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Summer Box Office Heats Up, But Some Studios Left in the Cold

“It’s now a year-round business,” says a Warner Bros. exec as the studio sits out blockbuster season, leaving Disney and Universal to sweep up more than 60 percent of domestic revenue. Summer box office is booming, yet for the first time in two decades, Warner Bros. is largely taking a vacation. Sony Pictures and Paramount, which traditionally have competed heavily […]

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Box Office: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Toppling 'Skyscraper' in U.S.

7:45 AM PDT 7/13/2018 by Pamela McClintock 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 […]

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Box-Office Preview: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Could Topple Dwayne Johnson's 'Skyscraper'

6:40 AM PDT 7/12/2018 by Pamela McClintock 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 […]

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Warner Bros.' Shark Movie 'The Meg' Gets China Release Date

11:04 PM PDT 7/11/2018 by Patrick Brzeski Starring Jason Statham and Li Bingbing, the action flick is co-produced by Warner Bros. Chinese studio Flagship Entertainment and Beijing-based Gravity Pictures. Warner Bros’ forthcoming action flick The Meg, in which Jason Statham battles a giant prehistoric shark, has landed a release date in China. The film will open in the Middle Kingdom […]

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Box Office: Whitney Houston Film Seduces Moviegoers As Docs Boom

‘Whitney’ joins a handful of docs — namely, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and ‘RBG’ — in powering the genre to its best showing in years. More than a decade ago, documentaries about 9/11, migrating penguins and global warming captivated summer moviegoers. Then, a long drought set in and the genre faced box-office extinction. That is, until now. Docs have […]

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China Box Office: Social Drama 'Dying to Survive' Earns Heroic $200M in Four Days

12:57 AM PDT 7/9/2018 by Patrick Brzeski Some local analysts now believe the film has a shot of unseating Wu Jing’s ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ ($870 million) as China’s biggest box-office hit ever. Chinese drama Dying to Survive opened to an astonishing $200 million over a long four-day weekend in the Middle Kingdom. The huge total out of China, which includes […]

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