Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Is it game over for Adam Sandler?

Nostalgia is a fickle mistress, especially when it comes to the tricky business of selling a movie. Why will audiences shell out for one shameless shrine to a seminal special-effects movie of their youth, but not another? And if the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be stars again, why can’t Pacman and Donkey Kong manage a similar comeback? In the latter case, maybe it’s just the company they’re keeping, a ’90s icon whose comedic heyday seems about as ancient as the 8-bit era.

Seven weeks after its record-breaking debut, Jurassic World became the third-biggest hit in both global and domestic box-office history, fond memories of its 1993 predecessor presumably helping carry it past The Avengers. (The film will need some kind of extra push to overtake Titanic, whose second-place position on the all-time U.S. charts is still about $30 million away.) Meanwhile, over the same three-day …

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