ENTERTAINMENT: Dances with Debt

ENTERTAINMENT: Dances with Debt

What movie studio wouldn't be dancing in the streets with films like The Silence of the Lambs and Dances with Wolves to its credit? Answer: Orion Pictures, the studio that released both hits. The Jodie Foster thriller and the Kevin Costner western come at the end of a losing streak that has lasted more than two years and helped run up $500 million of debt with such busts as The Hot Spot, State of Grace and Valmont. So even though Lambs and Wolves together have grossed a stellar $230 million, Orion is struggling to keep the wolves from the door.

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