Nature movies score at box-office

Pop quiz: Which film has grossed more money? The hit Paul Rudd comedy "I Love You, Man" or the 47-minute-long documentary "Space Station 3D"?

Julia Roberts' star vehicle "Duplicity" or the Humboldt squid's big turn in "Deep Sea 3D"?

While movie studios struggle to create, produce and launch expensive movie franchises, humble nature and science films have emerged as profitable genres. ("Space Station" stands at $78.5 million in domestic theaters, compared with "I Love You, Man's" $65.3 million; "Deep Sea 3D" has grossed $41 million, with "Duplicity" at $39.3 million.) 

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