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In China, US films struggle against homegrown movies

The opening of “Avengers: Infinity War” in China in May went about as well as Hollywood could have hoped. The Marvel and Disney blockbuster raked in more than $200 million, making it the second-biggest three-day weekend opening in China when measured in Chinese currency. (“The Fate of the Furious” is No. 1.) 

The movie also became the highest-grossing Marvel outing in China. “Captain America: Civil

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