06/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hollywood's Big Wall Street Smackdown

It was a Hollywood happy ending -- for Hollywood, that is.

For weeks, big movie studios have been fighting an effort by two financial firms to launch a new market in movie futures that would allow investors to bet on box office takings... this time, the James Camerons of the world appear to have outsmarted the Gordon Gekkos.

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