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Harry Potter finally ran into some competition from another bigscreen adaptation of a kids' classic, but the wizard was still able to battle to the top of the international B.O. during the Dec. 9-11…
Every year, studio execs proclaim that it's a wide-open year for Oscars -- convincing themselves that their film has a chance. But this time, they mean it.
Luis Barone is having a terrible time releasing "El Tigre escondido" (The Hidden Tiger) in his native Argentina. Exhibitors don't want to screen the helmer's fourth pic for one reason: Omar Chaban.
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