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In 2010, rival studios watched with envy as Disney’s Alice in Wonderland earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Before long, a new wave of fairy-tale adaptations got the green light, but of the resulting films, only Snow White and the Huntsman did well, grossing nearly $400 million here and abroad — and even that was considered a mediocre finish given the film’s $170 million budget. Other fairy tale films, including Red Riding Hood, Mirror Mirror and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, all fizzled. Now, with Jack the Giant Slayer due March 1, there are concerns that the 3-D adventure starring Nicholas Hoult »


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