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Women rule, and other lessons from Universal's CinemaCon presentation

Women rule, and other lessons from Universal's CinemaCon presentation

All signs are that Universal Pictures is poised for a massive year at the box office in 2017.

That much was clear from the studio’s Wednesday presentation of upcoming movies at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Las Vegas.

Even with a slate anchored by franchise bets including “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Mummy” and “Despicable Me 3,” it remains to be seen if Universal can top the record $5.53 billion it grossed in 2015 with “Furious 7” and “Jurassic World.”

However, the studio is off to a strong start with hits such as “Get Out, “ “Split” and “Fifty Shades Darker.”

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