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Box Office: 'Snow White' has surprisingly strong $56.3-million debut [Updated]
Box Office: 'Snow White' has surprisingly strong $56.3-million debut [Updated]

"Snow White and the Huntsman" easily made it out of the woods at the box office this weekend, as the film's debut far exceeded industry projections. The fairy-tale adaptation opened with a surprisingly robust $56.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures — about $10 million more than pre-release audience surveys had indicated the film would bring in on its first weekend in release.  That meant that of the two films based on "Snow White" to hit theaters this year, "Huntsman" was the fairest of them all. Back in March, Relativity Media's bouncier family version "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia...

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