Movie-making can be an unpredictable investment.

Ask the investors of 'Nine,' the $80 million costume extravaganza that has made about $17 million since its Dec. 18 release. Or the moneybags behind 'The Blind Side,' a modestly budgeted character-driven family drama that has returned 10 times its original buy-in.

Seems weird in these cash-strapped times, when DVD's are increasingly irrelevant, for CBS to start a new (or reborn) film production company, CBS Films, making its debut with Jan. 22's 'Extraordinary Measures,' a heart-tugging drama about medicine starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell.
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