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Denzel Washington outshines ABBA as 'Equalizer 2' beats 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' in a box office upset

Sequels dominated the box office this weekend, with every film in the top five (and eight out of the top 10) a continuation of an already-established franchise.

In a surprising upset, Sony's "The Equalizer 2" beat out Universal's "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again" for the top spot, opening with $35.8 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.

"It's a surprise No.

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Indie Focus: Seeing more in 'Blindspotting,' 'McQueen' and 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive will be launching a retrospective of the work of filmmaker, choreographer and dancer Bob Fosse that goes well beyond his greatest hits.

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L.A. movie openings, July 27

July 27

The Bleeding Edge

Documentary on the high-stakes, high-risk medical device industry. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. (1:39) NR.

Citizen Clark ... A Life of Principle

Documentary on human rights activist and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Featuring Ralph Nader, Frank Serpico. Written and directed by Joseph Stillman. (1:25) NR.

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'Aquaman' director James Wan shares his vision for the DC superhero

“Aquaman” director James Wan is looking forward to showing fans a side of the DC Comics superhero they aren’t anticipating.

“I would like them to go in with the expectation that they’ve had from ‘SuperFriends’ that this is the superhero that other superheroes make fun of because he talks to fish,” he grinned, referencing the oceanic hero’s big screen introduction in Warner Bros.’ “Justice League.”

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'Aquaman' blows Hall H out of the water with Comic-Con trailer reveal

Warner Bros. and DC’s “Aquaman” made a splashy debut on the biggest stage in pop culture Saturday at Comic-Con, where the first glimpse of star Jason Momoa shirtless in a newly premiered trailer drew screams so loud that they drowned out the superhero’s dialogue.

Fans lined up overnight outside the 6,500-capacity Hall H to preview the Dec.

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'Wonder Woman 1984' team — and Chris Pine? — unveil new footage at Comic-Con

"Wonder Woman 1984" duo Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot couldn't pass up a return to Comic-Con, where Warner Bros.' DC universe hit "Wonder Woman" first launched on the Hall H stage two years ago.

But what was Chris Pine doing onstage, given how the first film ends for his character Steve Trevor?

"I'm actually not really here right now," quipped Pine, sitting alongside the film's director and star.

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