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‘Bones’ rolls ‘Harry’

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Local comedy “Mr. Bones” has narrowly beaten worldwide phenom “Harry Potter” at the box office in its opening weekend in South Africa.

“Mr. Bones” scooped 2.97 million rand ($271,521) on 87 screens against “Harry’s” $270,357 on 88, according to distrib United Intl. Pictures.

The $4 million pic, conceived by, co-written by and starring comedian Leon Schuster, the territory’s most successful filmmaker, follows a white boy who grows up to be a witch doctor.

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