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'The Meg' eyes a modest U.S. opening. Disney's 'Christopher Robin' denied Chinese release

'The Meg' eyes a modest U.S. opening. Disney's 'Christopher Robin' denied Chinese release

China will welcome a giant prehistoric shark into its theaters this weekend — but not a beloved teddy bear named Winnie the Pooh.

Warner Bros.’ “The Meg,” about an ancient predator that rises from the deep to terrorize humanity, is the latest Hollywood offering to bet on audiences’ fascination with killer fish devouring people.

The film, which will be released simultaneously in the U.S. and China, is being closely watched because it’s a high-profile co-production between the countries.

But the movie may face choppy waters when it debuts, analysts say.

“The Meg,” which stars action hero Jason Statham as the only man who can defeat...

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