Pattinson vs. Stewart Box Office Battle Over Before it Starts

Celebuzz / February 20, 2009

Looks like the much-anticipated Box Office showdown between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart has been called off.

According to a source close to Pattinson’s Little Ashes, the movie’s release has been pushed from March 27 to May 8. The March date was significant as it marked the opening of Stewart’s movie Adventureland. 

The new May release means the two stars—who famously played lovers in Twilight—will no longer go head-to-head on their respective opening weekend. 

“It was going to be fun, the little competition with the two films,” says the Ashes source. “But this gives everyone time to really give Ashes the attention it needs.”

The timing issue came with the success of Departures, an Oscar-nominated film being released by Regent Releasing, the same company handling Little Ashes.

“They want to give Departures the attention and budget it deserves,” says the source. “And then move onto Ashes.”

Pattinson plays the artist Salvador Dali in Ashes.

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