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From King Arthur to Mummy, summer is a bummer in Hollywood

Even Wonder Woman may not be able to save the dismal season

Anousha Sakoui | Bloomberg 

Even Wonder Woman may not be able to save the summer for Hollywood. The acclaimed superhero movie is only the second big hit in an otherwise dismal season for the film industry, which typically counts on May to early September for about 40 per cent of the year’s revenue. A rash of box-office disappointments, starting with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and continuing through Baywatch, is likely to repeat this weekend, when Universal Pictures’ The Mummy lurches into theaters. Even if the rest of this season’s films perform in line with estimates, summer 2017 is likely to ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 01:52 IST