Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year
Mirror Mirror | Snow White and the Huntsman — 2012
Mirror Mirror Box Office: $64,935,167
Snow White and the Huntsman Box Office: $155,332,381
Unpopular opinion: live-action Disney princess movies are usually underwhelming and unnecessary. So when two focusing on Snow White came out in the same year it seemed like overkill. They both had interesting shifts in perspective, though, centering in on the plight of the Evil Queen and not just our heroine. Tonally the films couldn’t be more different, with Mirror Mirror affecting a lighter air and Snow White and the Huntsman taking the classic story in a grittier, darker direction. Maybe that darkness is why the film dominated at the box office and even got a sequel!