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WONDER WOMAN Tracking for Solid $65M Box-Office Debut
Gal Gadot stars as the iconic female superhero in the movie, directed by Patty Jenkins.

Warner and DC’s Wonder Woman should command at least $65 million in its North American debut next month, according to early tracking.

That’s on par with the first outings in the Thor and Captain America franchises.

Wonder Woman is unchartered territory in that it’s the first female-led superhero movie from a major Hollywood studio. Gal Gadot stars in the title role, while Patty Jenkins directed.

Those with access to tracking say interest is strongest among males who are 25 and older, followed by females 25 and older. The good news for Warners is that the movie is appealing to younger males and females as well.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2.

Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya also star.

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Weekend Box Office: 'Kong: Skull Island' Scales $61M for No. 1 Finish
Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6 million for a global bow of $142.6 million; 'Logan' falls to No. 2 as it races past $150 million in the U.S.

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island roared louder than expected in its North American box office debut, scaling $61 million from 3,846 theaters to beat Wolverine threequel Logan.

Kong hopes to restore the world’s most famous ape to glory and build a new film franchise, with a Kong v. Godzilla already in the works. The one major caveat: The movie, costing at least $185 million to make before a major marketing spend, will likely need to earn $500 million globally to land in the black.

Well, it’s time for some numbers, though I’m not sure how these figures are determined with Sunday so young.

Toyota to Field Entry in Pirelli World Challenge

Toyota Motorsport’s GmbH (TMG) 86 Cup Car will make its North American debut in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) racing series at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, August 11-13.

Entered in the TCA class, the 86 Cup Car will do battle in the PWC’s double-header race weekend and is scheduled to compete only in the two Utah PWC events, taking place outside Salt Lake City.

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Magnetic Press has announced the acquisition of ZAYA, by French author JD Morvan and Chinese illustrator Huang-Jei Wei, to be published for the first time in English this Summer. Originally published in French in three serialized volumes by Dargaud Editions, Magnetic Press’s edition will collect the complete series into an all-new, 224-page hardcover compilation for its North American debut.

ZAYA tells the story of a secret agent in the distant future who left her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother. When a biomechanical threat destroys an orbiting colony station and former fellow agents start dying, she is called back into the field to find and stop the danger. Her investigation leads to many questions about her own past, filled with explosive revelations. This sci-fi action-mystery is told through breathtaking design and illustration by Huang-Jei Wei, known throughout the field for his bio-mechanical aesthetic and lushly painted artwork. The original series received a Silver honor from the 3rd International Manga Awards, granted by the Japan Foundation, established to honor and promote outstanding contributions to the art of Manga worldwide.

“ZAYA is an absolute feast – you can spend hours just soaking in the atmosphere and exquisite design work on every page,” says Magnetic Press’s Publisher, Mike Kennedy. “We cannot contain how excited we are to put this book in the hands of English-speaking readers for the first time!”

ZAYA was the brainchild of writer JD Morvan and Huang-Jei Wei, who wanted to establish an original style of “Franco-Chinese” Manga, combining characteristics of both aesthetics with a mutual love of Japanese speculative-sci-fi manga to form something wholly unique and remarkable. Wei’s first published work just out of school, YA SAN, earned him a rabid following, but it was ZAYA that established him as a sought-after artist among Asia’s great “conceptual mangaka”, including Katsuya Terada, Yasushi Nirasawa, and Range Murata.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Snow White by Sanne De Wilde

Earlier this year, Flemish photographer Sanne De Wilde made her North American exhibition debut in Peterborough with Snow White, her absolutely stunning Albino portrait series. Constantly observed, yet unseen for who they really are, Albinos deal with stereotypes and negative connotations, De Wilde says.

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The Koenigsegg Regera Makes NYIAS Debut

Koenigsegg Automotive, along with their US distribution partner Manhattan Motorcars, is pleased to announce the North American debut of the new Koenigsegg Regera at the New York Auto Show.

The Regera is an automotive revolution unto itself, combining three electric motors and an internal combustion engine to deliver an astonishing 1500 hp directly to the rear wheels – with no gearbox. The Koenigsegg Direct Drive system has replaced the traditional transmission, meaning less weight and minimized transmission losses. It uses power from the electric motors combined with just a single final drive to deliver a seamless driving experience that is a first in the automotive industry.

Huracan GT3 to Make North American Racing Debut in 2016

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Customer Teams to represent Lamborghini Squadra Corse in first 24 hours of Daytona appearance Sant'Agata Bolognese, 21 September 2015. The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 will make its North American GT3 racing debut with confirmed entries into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class in 2016.

The official debut will be in the 24 Hours at Daytona on Jan. 30-31 with multiple customer teams, continuing Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s tradition of customer support. There will be no factory entries, but all customer-racing teams will have factory support.

Lamborghini’s move into GTD comes as the class adopts the 2016 FIA GT3 specifications for all of its entries.

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Box Office: 'Suicide Squad' Tracking for Enormous $125M-Plus U.S. Debut
In a big win for Warner Bros., David Ayer's edgy superhero movie is generating huge interest, according to prerelease tracking.

The forecast for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is looking good.

If early tracking is any indication, the Warner Bros. and DC superhero movie could open to an enormous $125 million in its North American debut when unfurling over the Aug. 5-7 weekend. Some box-office analysts believe it could even climb higher — think $135 million or more — but stress it’s still early in the game.

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WrestleMania was a shitshow, but you know what isn’t? NXT!

If you wanna know what this amazing low-key promotion is all about, and see the North American debut of THE KING OF STRONG STYLE, Shinsuke Nakamura, you can’t do much better than Jay Hunter’s (of OSW Review fame) review of Takeover Dallas show!

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Watch a deleted scene from the upcoming Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray box set.

“On stunning High Definition Blu-ray, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery is a comprehensive collection with every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of David Lynch’s follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film.”

Order the set on Amazon.