Kids caught coronavirus at childcare, infected family, CDC report says

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In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker at a daycare center in Tacoma, Wash., wears a mask as she cleans a tricycle following use by a class, a task that is repeated several times a day.

Ted S. Warren | AP

Twelve kids who likely caught Covid-19 at three childcare centers in Utah went on to spread the virus elsewhere and infected some parents and siblings, according to a new study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The authors of the study note that research had previously shown that kids 10 years and older

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Movie theaters rushed to reopen, blockbusters were pushed

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Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Warner Bros.

The movie theater industry is in trouble.

“Tenet” was supposed to relaunch the U.S. box office, to prove that Americans are confident in coronavirus safety measures and eager to return to cinemas. It didn’t. 

The muted opening weekend of the Warner Bros. film, which is estimated to have been between $10 million and $12 million after stripping out preview screenings from the reported $20 million, didn’t give the studio enough optimism to keep its next major blockbuster “Wonder Woman 1984” in October.

Instead, on Friday, the

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‘Tenet’ looks for U.S. foothold, ‘Mulan’ arrives in China

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Liu Yifei stars in Disney’s “Mulan.”

Disney

For months, “Tenet” and “Mulan” have been the center of Hollywood’s attention. 

The films from Warner Bros. and Disney, respectively, were meant to represent a return to normal. However, neither film has quite embodied that hope. 

Going forward, every weekend at the box office will be an important weekend. Yet, the stakes for this weekend seem particularly high.

“Tenet” had a solid start internationally, generating $53 million in its August debut. In the U.S., the film’s opening was more muted, around $20 million. While this was the largest domestic haul for a new

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ delayed, will arrive in theaters on Christmas

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Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has once again postponed the release of “Wonder Woman 1984.” The superhero flick starring Gal Gadot will now debut on Christmas Day.

For days, media outlets had speculated that the film would uproot from its Oct. 2 release date for a slot later in the year. The return to movie theaters, led by “Tenet,” hasn’t been quite as robust as the industry had hoped, with U.S. moviegoers, in particular, hesitant to return to cinemas.

On Sunday, Warner Bros. said “Tenet” had garnered $20 million during its Labor Day weekend

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