The question, “Which Twilight actor has the best shot at having a movie career once The Twilight Saga has ended?” just became a whole lot easier to answer. Whereas Robert Pattinson’s two non-Twilight starring roles were widely regarded as disappointments (Remember Me, Water For Elephants) and Taylor Lautner’s one non-Twilight outing was seen as a disaster (Abduction), Kristen Stewart seems to have a genuine hit on her hands with Snow White and the Huntsman. The movie grossed $56 million over the weekend, proving that, even in a non-vampire movie, sulking and awkwardly staring at the ground are important skills for an actor to possess. Of course, the movie cost $175 million to make, so it still has a long way to go before it becomes profitable.
In other news, The Avengers is now the third highest grossing movie of all time. (Sorry Dark Knight.) In order to become the second highest grosser (a position currently held by Titanic), it will need to make another $100 million, a prospect which seems increasingly unlikely given that Prometheus is set to open on Friday.
Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies:
1. Snow White and the Huntsman $56.3M
2. Men in Black III $29.3M (total: $112M)
3. The Avengers $20.3M (total: $553M)
4. Battleship $4.81M (total: $55.1M)
5. The Dictator $4.72M (total: $50.8M)
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $4.6M (total: $25.5M)
7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting $4.43M (total: $30.7M)
8. Dark Shadows $3.86M (total: $70.8M)
9. Chernobyl Diaries $3.04M (total: $14.4M)
10. For Greater Glory $1.8M