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'Leap' to battle 'Hitman's Bodyguard' in another brutal box-office weekend

'Leap' to battle 'Hitman's Bodyguard' in another brutal box-office weekend

Hollywood’s summertime blues are only going to get worse this weekend as the box office limps toward the end of its weakest summer in at least a decade, in terms of domestic ticket sales.

Box-office revenue in the United States and Canada since the first weekend of May is down 13% from the same period last year, according to ComScore, because of a multitude of disappointing films. And there’s little relief in sight this weekend, with none of the major new releases expected to do much business.

The contenders include the Weinstein Co.’s new cartoon “Leap,” Sony Pictures’ inspirational pastor drama “All Saints,” and a martial arts origin story called “Birth of the Dragon,”...

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