Cruise & Co. duke it out with Hobbits, wizards

Friedman, Wayne
December 2001
Advertising Age;12/10/2001, Vol. 72 Issue 50, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports that motion pictures starring actors Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Jim Carrey will face stiff competition from New Line Cinema's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" in the next several weeks. "Lord of the Rings" is expected to compete with big branded male actor movies such as Paramount Pictures' "Vanilla Sky," starring Tom Cruise.


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