Since the first "Twilight" film hit theaters in 2008, Stewart has only appeared in three other movies, the most successful of which was the 2009 comedy "Adventureland," which ended up collecting $16 million. Since, she has played Joan Jett in "The Runaways" and a stripper in "Welcome to the Rileys," but both films flopped at the box office. The latter movie grossed only $158,898.
This weekend, "Snow White" is also opening in 45 foreign countries, including Brazil, Mexico and in Britain.
In limited release, Arc Entertainment is opening its 1920s Cristero War picture "For Greater Glory" in over 700 theaters. The movie, which stars Andy Garcia as a retired military general who joins the resistance during the Mexican civil war, is expected to gross around $2 million on its opening weekend. That's about how much Cinedigm's dance musical "Battlefield America" is likely to collect as it opens in 200 locations.
Meanwhile, "Piranha 3DD," from Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Films, will play in 75 cinemas. The kitschy horror flick is a sequel to 2010's "Piranha 3D," which grossed a surprisingly respectable $83 million worldwide. The new film will also be released Friday on a number of video-on-demand platforms, including Amazon, iTunes and Xbox Live.