Box Office Mojo's 2011 Preview: Ten Miscellaneous Contenders
Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants (April 22): It's easy to dismiss Robert Pattinson as just part of the Twilight craze thanks to the poor box office performance of Remember Me last March. However, his next movie Water for Elephants is poised to be much more successful: it's helmed by blockbuster director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), has interesting co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz and is based on a reportedly popular book.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Like On Stranger Tides, Breaking Dawn (Part One) (Nov. 18) follows a trilogy, but one that ended on a high note: with $300.5 million, third entry Eclipse pulled off the rare feat of out-grossing the second entry New Moon. Breaking Dawn returns to the pre-Thanksgiving slot of the first Twilight and New Moon (and formerly Harry Potter), but will have the longest wait yet (17 months). Add in a reportedly mixed fan reaction to the novel and how being broken in two didn't help Deathly Hallows Part 1, and it wouldn't be surprising if interest ebbs for Breaking Dawn.
Water For Elephants
Release Date: 4/22/11
Genre: Romance, Drama
Robert Pattinson takes on a non-sparkly role and joins a traveling circus as its veterinarian. He and the star performer (Reese Witherspoon) fall in love, much to the dismay of her husband (Christoph Waltz), the cruel head animal trainer. Sara Gruen’s adapted novel examines the hardships of being in the “most spectacular show on Earth.”
Release Date: 11/18/11
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) choice to become a vampire and spend eternity with Edward (Robert Pattinson) has some serious repercussions! After planning the most anticipated wedding in all of Forks, the couple has to deal with the Volturi, treaty complications with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and starting a family of their own.
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