Weekend Movies: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Rises!
Here's a preview of what's opening in theaters this weekend, including the highly anticipated, second-to-last "Twilight" installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The film grossed an estimated $71.4 on Friday and is on track to make $140 million this weekend.
Also debuting is the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two" and the Oscar contender "The Descendants," starring George Clooney.
In Theaters Now (November)
'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' (Nov. 18)
Who: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner; directed by Bill CondonWhat: In the second-to-last "Twilight" installment, Bella and Edward finally tie the knot and consummate their long-simmering passion. But an unexpected pregnancy results and causes a rift between the Cullens and the wolf pack — as well as threatening Bella's life.
'Happy Feet Two' (Nov. 18)
Vocal Talent: Elijah Wood, Pink, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara; directed by George MillerWhat: Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one that will take everyone working together to save them.
'The Descendants' (Nov. 18)
Who: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Judy Greer; directed by Alexander Payne.What: A land baron living in Hawaii tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.
'Immortals' (Nov. 11)
Who: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Frieda Pinto, Stephen Dorff; directed by Tarsem SinghWhat: Theseus (Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
'J. Edgar' (Nov. 9)
Who: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts; directed by Clint EastwoodWhat: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
'Jack & Jill' (Nov. 11)
Who: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Nick Swardson; directed by Dennis DuganWhat: Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.
'Melancholia' (Nov. 11)
Who: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland; directed by Lars von TrierWhat: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
'Tower Heist' (Nov. 4)
Who: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena, Tea Leoni; directed by Brett RatnerWhat: When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.
'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' (Nov. 4)
Who: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Lennon; directed by Todd Strauss-SchulsonWhat: Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.