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Local Documentary 'Barely Passing' Trounces Oscar Pics at Mexican Box Office

27 February 2012 3:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mexico City -- The Mexican film De Panzazo raked in $870,000 on its opening weekend and pulled off an impressive feat for a locally-produced documentary: it outperformed several Oscar contenders.  Photos: Academy Awards 2012: The Winners Directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Those Who Remain) and narrated by Televisa news anchor Carlos Loret de Mola, the Michael Moore-style De Panzazo (literally translated as "barely passing") denounces Mexico's education system and its flawed teachers union.  Opening on 200-plus screens Friday, the film went on over the weekend to beat out Academy Award winner The Artist and best

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- John Hecht

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