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'The Meg' eyes a modest US 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.'s "The Meg," about an ancient predator that rises from the deep to terrorize humanity, is the latest Hollywood offering to bet on audience's fascination with killer fish devouring people.

The film, which will be released simultaneously in U.S. and China, is being closely watched because it's

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