CATEGORIES Movie NewsThis Friday, the "Fairest of Them All" battle kicks off with the release of Relativity's "Mirror, Mirror." While the film is getting a head start on the other "Snow White" flick, it still has Sam Worthington's mullet in "Wrath of the Titans" to compete with.
Of course, the odds aren't necessarily in either films' favor after "The Hunger Games" debut, which brought in a Mockingjay's ransom of $155 million.
To find out who will emerge victorious between a kitschy "Snow White" revamp or a Greek mythology sequel, take a look at Moviefone's Weekend Movie Preview.
What's the story: Based on the classic fairytale, director Tarsem Singh described "Mirror, Mirror" as "a children's movie ...it's like, sickeningly kiddie." The film stars Lily Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as a mom-ish version of The Evil Queen and "J. Edgar" star Armie Hammer as prince charming. In the modern retelling, Roberts's main concern seems to be being the richest of them all.
Box office prediction: Relativity is banking on lots of kids and parents flocking to their PG feature. The film has pretty good odds of wrangling the family audience, as there hasn't been a kiddie release since "The Lorax," which hit theaters nearly a month ago. Playing up Robert's star power and opening in over 3,200 theaters. $20 million
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"Wrath of the Titans"
What's the story: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes return in the long-awaited (?) sequel to 2010's "Clash of the Titans." The follow up -- which Worthington swears is better than the botched original -- finds Perseus, now a father, trying to forget his life of battle in a quiet fishing village. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be in the stars as the war between the gods and the Titans wages on.
Box office prediction: Despite being critically panned, "Clash of the Titans" an impressive $63.9 million back in 2010 (it now holds the top spot for the best Easter weekend debut ever). Unfortunately, "Clash" still has to battle the insurmountable "Hunger Games." With a hefty number of 3D and 2D theaters scheduled to show the film, chances are this action epic will rake in a decent number. $35 million
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This weekend is chock full of limited releases. The much buzzed-about documentary "Bully"; Halle Berry plays "the shark whisperer" in "Dark Tide"; Seann William Scott is a glass-checking machine in "Goon"; and Clive Owen battles psychological demons that plague his daughter in "Intruders." The last two releases include a Norwegian comedy about a young girl's fantasies in "Turn Me On, Dammit!," and the historical Western "The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy."