Weekend Predictions: 'Evil Dead' & 'Jurassic Park 3D'

Featured Stories - on April 03, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

evil-jp.pngKicking off April are two films whose box office histories couldn't be much different: the remake of the cult classic Evil Dead and the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park--once the highest grossing film of all-time.

Evil Dead

PROS:

- Online buzz has been strong for several weeks.
- The fans of the original franchise will be turning out after years of demand for a follow-up/remake. 
- Texas Chainsaw 3D, and 2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street, proved that horror remakes can still break out. 

CONS:

- Will have to rely on bringing out a slightly wider range of horror fans than the niche audience of the old movies.
- The film is nowhere to be found on Fandango's Top 5 sellers as of Wednesday afternoon.

Jurassic Park 3D

PROS:

- The IMAX release and strong marketing campaign could help make this an attractive option for families looking to indulge in nostalgia.
- The film is currently second on Fandango's list of best sellers today. 

CONS:

- 3D re-releases generally haven't fared well at the domestic box office over the last year-and-a-half.
- With the movie's Blu-ray having already released, will audiences care to double down and pay movie theater prices for it again?
- Social network tracking has been lackluster. 

Check out our predictions for these films and the remainder of the weekend's top 11 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Evil Dead Apr 5, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$26,000,000 $26,000,000
The Croods Mar 22, 2013 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$20,500,000 $125,000,000
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Mar 28, 2013 Paramount
$20,000,000 $85,500,000
Jurassic Park 3D Apr 5, 2013 Universal
$18,000,000 $18,000,000
Tyler Perry's Temptation Mar 29, 2013 Lionsgate
$8,500,000 $36,700,000
Olympus Has Fallen Mar 22, 2013 FilmDistrict
$8,300,000 $69,200,000
Oz: The Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Disney
$7,300,000 $211,700,000
The Host (2013) Mar 29, 2013 Open Road
$5,200,000 $19,500,000
The Call Mar 15, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$2,700,000 $44,700,000
Admission Mar 22, 2013 Focus
$1,700,000 $15,000,000
Spring Breakers Mar 15, 2013 A24
$1,600,000 $13,100,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

Tags: Evil Dead, Jurassic Park 3D

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