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Fox's latest 'Predator' movie is poised for a strong $30-million debut

Fox's latest 'Predator' movie is poised for a strong $30-million debut

Twentieth Century Fox’s new “Predator” movie is expected to have a high body count — and a deadly opening at the box office.

The latest movie spawned from the three-decade-old action series is expected to gross a strong $30 million to $35 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada, according to people who have reviewed pre-release audience surveys. That would put the $88-million sci-fi slaughter on target to snatch the No. 1 domestic spot from last week’s victor, “The Nun,” and further dispel the notion that audiences are tiring of sequels, reboots and remakes.

It should be a tight race for the top. “The Nun,” the latest hit from...

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