Will Kristen Stewart & 'The Runaways' Beat Robert Pattinson's 'Remember Me' At The Box Office?

Mon, March 15, 2010 11:42am EDT by 13 Comments
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Kristen Stewart is going to blow Robert Pattinson out of the box office water!

R-Patz’s first wide-release flick since Twilight — the Summit Entertainment film Remember Me — did not leave a major mark on movie goers this weekend. Though the film only cost $16 million to make, and recouped about $8.3 million in its first weekend, Remember Me still came in at number four, behind Alice In Wonderland and The Green Zone.

Though Rob’s fans are defending him, reviews of the film were mixed, and many were disappointed by the film’s depressing ending.

The New York Times called the script “absurdly contrived” and said the film was full of “self-importance.” Entertainment Weekly slapped Remember Me with a grade of “D+” and labeled it an “engorged romantic tragedy” and “a shameless contraption of ridiculously sad things befalling attractive people.”  Ouch!

But Kristen, Rob’s real-life love interest and upcoming Eclipse co-star, is expected to receive a MUCH warmer welcome when her new movie — River Road Entertainment’s The Runaways, a biopic about rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie — opens March 19!

The Hollywood Reporter raved:  “The Runaways bursts with energy, youth, excess, female empowerment, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” and said, “It’s an instant hit worldwide.” Though it is opening against Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler in The Bounty Hunter, Kristen’s film is still expected to do really well and she is already getting praise for her performance.

But do you think Rob will be crushed if his girlfriend stomps out his movie? And tell us! Who do YOU think will have the better box office weekend — Kristen or Rob?

Read More On HollywoodLife.com:

  1. Poor R-Patz! ‘Remember Me’ Is Bombing At The Box Office This Weekend!
  2. Just announced! Kristen Stewart’s New Movie! Is Robert Pattinson In It?
  3. ‘Remember Me’ Opens Tonight! Here’s Everything YOU Need To Know To Get Super Excited For R-Patz!

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chris

Posted at 1:08 PM on March 21, 2010  

such a stupid poll! there’s no competition between them…i watched Remember me.it’s very powerful story, well-acted…Rob is great in it..as for the reviews the critics failed reviewing it…it’s more important that many people who’ve seen it loved it..http://www.current-movie-reviews.com/uncategorized/2010/03/20/remember-me-review-why-the-critics-are-wrong-on-this-movie/

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Alicee

Posted at 8:59 PM on March 15, 2010  

Actually Remember Me came in #5 behind Shutter Island. It only made $8 Million (not $8.3 as estimated earlier). It dropped close to 50% on Sunday. Additionally ‘The Runaways’ is not competing against it. Remember me is in 2,212 theaters, The Runaways are only going to be in 100 theaters. It doesn’t open wide until April 9th. Then you can compare the two films.

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Jasmine

Posted at 4:05 PM on March 15, 2010  

The Runaways will be released worldwide. It actually has two release dates, one is limited which opens March 19 in select cities and the other is a worldwide release on April 9th for the rest of the nation. The suits thought it best to have it released limited then worldwide because of the nature of the film.

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jb

Posted at 3:13 PM on March 15, 2010  

I love kristan. However,from what I have read The Runways
is opening in limited theaters is not a wide release, so it might be hard for the movie to make a lot of money. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Corynne

Posted at 4:48 PM on March 15, 2010  

yes, it has a two week limited run before it opens nation wide April 9. but it could still pull in more than $8 million the first weekend! It got a lot of buzz … it even seemed to me to have more advertising around it than Remember Me. we’ll see!

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mayra

Posted at 1:39 PM on March 15, 2010  

yes kristen and dakota rocks my family is going to tha movie en friday jajajajaja

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nikita

Posted at 1:27 PM on March 15, 2010  

I live in Italy, either of these 2 films are up and running yet. However I watched the trailer of Remember me and a bit on The Runaways. Both actors are talented professionals, Robert especially, he seems to fall into the character he is expected to play so naturally. We may not like the story of Remember Me, but when it comes to critics, we need to draw a line between peroformance and the story.

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twmmy

Posted at 1:02 PM on March 15, 2010  

Different story, different category. Maybe the flagrancy narcotic Joan Jett story beats the problematic emotionfull family story. That is the problem. People can’t stand to look the real-life problems in films. There is no competitin.

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Amelia

Posted at 12:42 PM on March 15, 2010  

I think Remember me was GREAT, Kristen’s movie is going to be awsome too and I think both of them are doing pretty well with their work! I am going to see The Runaways this weekend I hope is GOOD!

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lola

Posted at 12:33 PM on March 15, 2010  

um…..Kristen’s movie is only opening in 100 theaters on 3/19, it won’t go nationwide until April. So you guys need to do better research, because your stories are always nonsensical.

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Corynne

Posted at 12:48 PM on March 15, 2010  

Yes, and the box office numbers for The Runaways will be counted this weekend, when it opens

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bambi

Posted at 12:05 PM on March 15, 2010  

Why does this chick always look stoned?

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Because she is....

Posted at 2:15 PM on March 15, 2010  

Not hard to act when she really is…finally a comment I like

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