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Odds in 'Leatherheads' favor weekend victory
Odds in 'Leatherheads' favor weekend victory

Universal Pictures' "Leatherheads," the George Clooney-Renee Zellweger movie about the nascent days of professional football, tries to re-create the madcap flair of 1930s-era screwball comedies. Walden Media and 20th Century Fox's "Nim's Island," starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler and a small menagerie of exotic animals, is a throwback as well, to a wide-eyed adventure in the spirit of "Swiss Family Robinson." Today's two major new releases will compete this weekend at the box office for a hallowed Hollywood tradition of another sort: bragging rights. In the fight for No. 1, star power should give Projector look-alike...

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