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Hollywood Might Not Bounce Back From Theaters’ $1.3 Billion Stock Collapse

  • ‘King Arthur,’ ‘Valerian’ among flops hurting theater chains
  • Poster child AMC dragged down by Wanda’s troubles in China
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Hope Fades for Feel-Good Ending at U.S. Box Office

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Hope is fading for a feel-good ending at the U.S. box office.

After several months of flops like Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur” and EuropaCorp’s “Valerian,” movie studios and theaters are beginning to acknowledge that their streak of record-setting ticket sales may be coming to an end. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., the world’s biggest cinema chain, laid out a worse-than-projected outlook for the North American box office this week.