Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year
The Prestige | The Illusionist — 2006
The Prestige Box Office: $53,089,891
The Illusionist Box Office: $39,868,642
Apparently 2006 as a big year for movies about magicians! The two films both follow the lives of late Nineteenth Century magicians but only one is remembered today: The Prestige. The Christian Bale fronted film not only made more money but is undoubtedly the one people look back upon fondly whereas no one really remembers The Illusionist exists. While the plots differed a bit aside from the “magician struggling with demons” idea, it turns out audiences could only deal with one magical film that year!