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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Blake Howard
"Battleship," the first in a string of movies based on Hasbro board games, has survived an armada of tomato-throwing critics and chugged to $170 million in ticket sales overseas.
"It could drown in amongst all of those big titles," says Blake Howard, director of Australian review site Castleco-op.com.
He says the movie's "popcorn escapism" was good enough to succeed in a regular year.