‘Paddington 2’ Bidding Battle: Warners, Sony Bearing Down On $30M+ For NA Rights Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: In the auction for North American rights to Paddington 2a bull market has emerged for the animated bear from darkest Peru. Deadline has learned that Warner Bros and Sony are the front-runners in a deal that we expect will bring in north of $30 million for Studiocanal and embattled The Weinstein Company. That doesn’t include P&A. Other bidders including Lionsgate and Global Road are still in the mix, but we expect either Warners or Sony to emerge with the…