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Summer box office expected to have slow finish over Labor Day weekend

Summer box office expected to have slow finish over Labor Day weekend

The box office is typically slow over Labor Day weekend and early tracking suggests this year will be no different. New offerings "The Transporter Refueled" and "A Walk in the Woods" are expected to pull in less than $20 million combined, according to people familiar with pre-release audience surveys. That means there's a good chance that Universal Pictures' August hit "Straight Outta Compton" will top the box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Still, despite a slower August, the summer box office is looking at a strong overall haul. Ticket sales are expected to reach $4.4 billion in the U.S. and Canada, according...

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