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"Atlas Shrugged" film opens in theaters

The movie poster for "Atlas Shrugged." Rocky Mountain Pictures

(CBS) The film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" is opening in select theaters on Friday.

This installment is the first in what's meant to be a trilogy covering the entire 1,000-plus page book.

Taylor Schilling plays the lead role of Dagny Taggart, a railroad executive struggling to keep her business alive as society crumbles around her.

As of Friday afternoon, the film received a staggering low eight percent rating from top critics on However, the website also says that 86 percent of viewers who saw the film liked it.

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