Film fans in Asia want light fun, make Oscars wait

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Lights, camera, laughs.

Tens of millions of film fanatics are entering theaters around Asia during the long Lunar New Year holiday, but Hollywood can't count on them to boost the box office for its mostly serious Oscar nominees. Even with the Academy Awards buzz at a peak barely two weeks before the ceremony, patrons are opting for lighter fare.

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