This summer’s blockbusters are saving movie theaters


Maybe movie theaters aren’t going extinct, after all.

After last year’s miserable summer box-office returns — in which a 14-percent plunge sparked worries that Netflix might be taking a permanent bite out of America’s moviegoing habit — the industry has staged a Hollywood-style comeback.

Big-production mega-hits like Disney’s “Incredibles 2” have teamed up alongside surprise hits like “Crazy Rich Asians” and a Mr. Rogers documentary to rack up $4.1 billion in receipts — an unexpectedly strong, 13-percent surge, according to comScore.

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