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LOS ANGELES Hunger Games Liam Hemsworth is leaving the 12 Districts of Panem and striking off on his own in this Friday executives are waiting to see if the corporate espionage thriller announces Hemsworth as a budding A lister or crashes in a crowded summer field of movies, pulling his star to earth with it.
Teen idols like Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Lawrence have tried to expand their brands beyond the young adult franchises that made them famous.
Sometimes, as in the case of Lawrence Oscar winning work in Linings Playbook, the actors have demonstrated that they have more to offer than Hunger Games or But others, such as Taylor Lautner, have failed to find follow up projects that generated much heat at the multiplexes.
TheWrap pulls out its grade book to take a look at how the top teen idols have fared at the box office outside their franchises. After grossing nearly $400 million worldwide, White will likely spawn a sequel and helped prove that audiences could accept her in other roles. However, the fall out from her affair with director Rupert Sanders hurt her with Twi hards who wanted her romance with Robert Pattinson to mirror their on screen love story. Plus, those indie movies received respectful reviews, but barely made a ripple at the box office.
What Next: More White along with grittier roles in the Guantanamo Bay drama X Ray and the backstage indie Maria opposite Chloe Moretz.
How the Strategy Worked: The logic is sound, and Stewart gets credit for finding a second franchise. However, she still has to convince critics that her slouching, often affect less delivery is a stunning display of naturalism instead of simply a case of indifference.
Grade: BFranchise Role: Bespectacled boy wizard Harry Potter in the eight films that carry that name.
Follow Ups: Most of Radcliff biggest splashes have been in the theater, where he memorably bared all in and proved he could carry a show in to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. But he has mixed in a few idiosyncratic offerings such as the horror film Woman in Black, which earned a decent $127.7 million worldwide.
What Next: The horror film about a man who wakes up with some funky headgear, and Your Darlings, which will feature Radcliffe as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Your Darlings. He also play Igor in an untitled Frankenstein project.
How the Strategy Worked: He proved he more than just a cute kid by taking the stage, but he needs to keep tending to the movie star part. Woman in Black proved he can open a film; now he has to repeat the trick with and Your Darlings. BFranchise Role: Peeta, the adversary and occasional love interest of Katniss Everdeen, in Hunger Games. Voice work in the animated film and a role as a guerilla fighter in the long delayed Dawn, which he actually completed before Hunger Games, didn hurt him exactly but also didn rise or fall on his performance. Prior to playing Peeta, he appeared in to the Center of the Earth and its sequel and showed he could be a sensitive sceen presence in Kids Are All Right. Next: Three more Games sequels interspersed with a role as a young surfer who tangles with Pablo Escobar niece in Lost opposite Benicio del Toro. There also the possibility of another sequel to to the Center of the Earth. the Strategy Worked: It hard to adequately assess whether Hutcherson has the chops to carry him beyond Hunger Games. A lot is riding on Lost. If he goes toe to toe with del Toro, it will demonstrate he an actor and not just a second banana.
Grade: C+Franchise Role: Brooding bloodsucker Edward Cullen in the films.
Follow Ups: Aside from a brief detour into heartthrob territory with 2011 largely forgettable for Elephants, Pattinson has favored edgier vehicles like David Cronenberg and the Belle Epoque romantic drama Ami. It earned him points for stretching, but critics have been cool to the films themselves and audiences have steered clear.
What Next: More of the same. Lawrence in of the Desert. the Strategy Worked: After Pattinson had his pick of roles, and he used that opportunity to prove that he more interested in finding offbeat roles than he in cashing paychecks. That admirable. However, he needs to find a part that gets the critical raves he clearly covets. Perhaps his second collaboration with Cronenberg will prove more memorable than the first.
Franchise Role: Brainy spell caster Hermonine Granger in eight Potter films.
Follow Ups: A stint at Brown University, interrupted by a heart tugging turn in the acclaimed and successful of Being a Wallflower and a hilarious send up of her goody two shoes image in Is the End. She also had a small role as a C list celebrity obsessed criminal in Sofia Coppola lackluster Bling Ring. Next: Holing up in the ark along with Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky biblical epic the Strategy Worked: She aced this exam. Watson has sought out a diverse range of projects that play to her strengths but also highlight a sense of humor that was only hinted at in the Potter films. represents her biggest challenge yet, but Aronofsky worked wonders with Natalie Portman, another former child star, in Swan, so you have to like those odds.