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Fox Searchlight has won a major victory in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by the producers of Napoleon Dynamite over revenue from the hit comedy.   Napoleon Pictures, the production company behind the film, sued Fox in August 2011 claiming it was owed at least $10 million in allegedly underreported royalties and improper revenue deductions from the 2004 comedy starring Jon Heder that grossed $44.5 million domestically and developed a cult following on home video. Producers claimed that a deal negotiated at the Sundance Film Festival entitled them to a $4.75 million upfront fee plus a 31 percent

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