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Superheroes are saving the summer box office

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Superhero movies have been just about the only safe bet at the US box office in 2017. Box office receipts are down almost 8 percent between May and July 9 compared with the same period last year.Releases like "Logan," "Wonder Woman" and "Spider-Man: homecoming" have helped offset disappointing performances from sequels.The list of sequels that have disappointed includes "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Transformers: The Last Knight," and "Alien: Covenant."

Epcot Center in Orlando is getting a major makeover. Walt Disney plans to introduce more of its characters to the theme park. USA Today says a roller coaster and a ratatouille-themed ride are among the new attractions that will be added.

Fewer flights were on time and consumer complaints about airlines rose in May, according to the latest government figures. The transportation department said Friday that 79 percent of flights were on time. Hawaiian Airlines had the best rating.

Starbucks is expanding its nitro cold brew to 1,500 more locations. The drink is made by infusing nitrogen in cold-brewed coffee. Cold drinks, which include traditional cold brew and iced coffee account for 25 percent of Starbucks' annual sales.

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