There were fines around the block

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Bushwhacker

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Please, what's the meaning of "fines" at the following sentence referring to the release of a Japanese movie in New York which was a great success:

"When it first played in New York, there were fines around the block"

Does it mean that there were tickets resold at high price along the rows?

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Are you sure it didn't say "lines around the block"? That would make more sense.
 

Bushwhacker

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Are you sure it didn't say "lines around the block"? That would make more sense.

Just realizing you are right. It must be a typographic mistake on the page I've read it. Sorry, just haunted by English idioms, slang and the like.

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