Fox and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are betting that mixed martial arts is ready for primetime.
Amid plummeting ratings and the growth of other sports, most spectacularly football, baseball was downgraded years ago as America's national pastime.
Major League Baseball is gaining in popularity abroad at the same time it ramps up its presence domestically.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$48.9M Warner Brothers -66.23%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -77.26%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$53.9M Universal Pictures -67.83%