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'Toy Story 4' is expected to bring the summer box office to life with a franchise record

After a three-week slump for Hollywood, it looks like theater owners have a friend in Pixar.

"Toy Story 4," the Walt Disney Co.-owned computer animation pioneer's latest sequel, is expected to open with $140 million to $150 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, according to people who have seen prerelease audience surveys.

That would easily nab a record box office opening for Woody,

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