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Piracy-ravaged Elite Squad still makes impact in Brazil

Jose Padilha's controversial Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) logged the biggest opening weekend for a Brazilian film this year.The portrait of police corruption sold around 178.000 tickets - 40% up on the next most seen local film of 2007, A Grande Familia. Elite Squad grossed about $970,000 (BRL 1.7m).The performance was particularly strong given that the film opened earlier than planned ...

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