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Black Panther Finally Bested After Historic Box Office Run

It took six weeks for the now highest grossing superhero flick ever to slip to number 2

(Newser) - It took six weeks but "Black Panther" has finally been unseated as the top film at the box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising" has dethroned "Black Panther" with an estimated $28 million in weekend ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, "...

New Movie Strategy: Buy Ticket, Get Video

Canadian deal inspires Hollywood

(Newser) - Some Canadians who went to see Pacific Rim this summer shelled out twice the standard price for a ticket—and got a digital download of the movie, too. The $19.99 SuperTicket was offered by Cineplex, a company that dominates the Canadian cinema market, and the idea has inspired the...

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 Sequels Smash 
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Sequels Smash Pacific Rim

Blockbuster disappoints, while 'Grown Ups 2' is an unexpected success

(Newser) - Another big-budget disappointment this weekend, with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim earning an underwhelming $38.3 million to take third place at the box office in its opening weekend. The flashy aliens vs. robots flick cost $190 million to make and received strong reviews , the Hollywood Reporter reports. Conversely,...

Quake Triggers Wave of Nuke Plant Fears

Japanese disaster boosts movement for tighter control of power sources

(Newser) - New fears about the safety of nuclear power are rattling Japan after radioactive material leaked from a reactor damaged in this week's magnitude 6.8 earthquake. Plants must be built to withstand a 6.5, but stronger quakes are common on the Pacific Rim, and this year all 12 of...

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