Not a bad start for a movie about Snow White and marketed to the Twilight fans. I was surprised by the movie and I’m glad that it did so well. With the disappointing starts to other Universal movies this year. I can’t wait to see how Prometheus does next weekend and how June does as a whole. It is also a good sign to see that The Avenger is holding up so well and was able to outgross the last Harry Potter movie and is third only to Titanic and Avatar

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

[ew_image url=”” credit=”Universal Pictures” align=”left”]Snow White and the Huntsman was awoken to the tune of $56.3 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. That’s a big win for Universal Pictures, especially considering that the studio’s last film, the sinking big-budget bomb known as Battleship, opened to less than half that amount two weeks ago.

Snow White also marked the best debut for star Kristen Stewart outside the Twilight franchise, and the second-best start for Charlize Theron after Hancock.The film skewed female, but just barely, as 53 percent of its crowd consisted of women. The PG-13 revisionist fairy tale was also pretty evenly split between younger and older moviegoers, with 52 percent being at least 30 years old.

Audiences liked but didn’t love the film, which received an okay “B” rating from CinemaScore participants. Considering that Universal spent $170 million producing the picture, Snow White needs to…

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