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But first the Evita frenzy will have to be justified by a measure of success at the box office. And that is far from certain. Madonna's presence onscreen has yet to be a big draw, and the massive publicity campaign cannot obscure the fact that Evita is a two-hour opera. "I don't know if it's going to be commercial," she says. "But I am 100 percent sure that I did the best job I could." That may not be enough to finally make Madonna a major movie star. But it has accomplished at least one thing: we're staring at her again.