CATEGORIES Movie NewsLast weekend, "Men in Black 3" finally dethroned box-office marvel "The Avengers," with the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones-led sequel raking in $55 million over the Memorial Day weekend. However, Kristen Stewart's turn as "the fairest of them all" may prove "MIB's" victory to be short-lived.
"Snow White and the Huntsman," hitting theaters Friday, stars K-Stew as the fair-skinned lead, Charlize Theron as the beauty-sucking Queen and Chris Hemsworth as the weapon-wielding Huntsman. Will the trio be able to knock "MIB" from the top spot? Let's take a look at the box-office predictions and reviews in Moviefone's Weekend Movie Preview.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" What's the story? Kristen Stewart plays the damsel-in-distress in this updated spin on the classic fairytale. Here, the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) attempts to destroy the fairest of them all by hiring the brave Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to kill her. Not surprisingly, it doesn't go according to plan. Box-office prediction: With solid marketing, various F-bombs and Twi-hards' dedication to Stewart, "Snow White" should be sitting pretty this weekend. Opening in 3,772 theaters, "Huntsman" could earn around $47 million.
LIMITED RELEASES While there's only one wide release this weekend, there are limited releases a plenty Set amid Mexican civil war, Andy Garcia plays an ex-general who ends up becoming a source of inspiration in "For Greater Glory"; kids compete in an underground dance circuit in "Battlefield America"; in "High School", Adrian Brody plays a corn-rowed pothead who makes two students' marijuana dreams come true; things get bloodier and boobier in the troubled waters of "Piranha 3DD"; in "Sexual Chronicles of a French Family," a boy breaks through his family's sexual taboos with a very intimate video; when a girl gets turned down for the prom, she creates her own violant celebration in "The Loved Ones"; in the animated film, "A Cat in Paris," a house cat moonlights as a parisian thief; the documentary "U.N. ME" exposes the truth behind the U.N.; based on the Swedish crime stories, "Wallander" follows an investigator's siege of Sweden's underbelly; "Chely Wright: Wish Me Away" follows the life tumult and success of the titular singer; "6 Month Rule" follows a bachelor who professes to have it all figured out, until he meets the girl of his dreams.