BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Evil Dead’ Take the Top Spot?

Or will ‘Jurrasic Park 3D’’s return to theaters outperform the new horror remake and a slew of holdovers?


Sources: Brian Gallagher

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  1. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus I need to see it again, but yeah, I seem to remember thinking that when I first saw it last June.

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  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides And the space pov shot of Earth in the first 5 seconds.

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  3. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Ah, Dave the robot. A clear and ironic 2001 reference, lol.

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  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Just quoting David from Prometheus

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  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus


    "That's why they call it a thesis, doctor."

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  6. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Fair enough. I look forward to seeing all three. I'm hoping Pines comes to Nashville this week. Trance and Stoker I'll probably have to wait for.

    One thing I love to do is make mock lists of my "best of" each year, and then going back at year's end and seeing how my predictions/anticipations fared. Last year, I had The Master, Les Mis, and Moonrise Kingdom each in my top 5, as well as Django at #8, so I was spot-on in that regard. However, I also had Killing Them Softly, TDKR, and Looper rounding out my top 6, so I clearly had too high of expectations for some.

    This year, I currently have Pines around the 10-12 mark, with Trance and Stoker in the high-teens/low-twenties range. Just for the record, I also have Monument's Men, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Foxcatcher as my top 3 (the two remaining Malick films notwithstanding). So it'll be interesting, as always, to see how those predictions fare.

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  7. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Eh, I need to see the other two, so it's really hard to say. "Stoker" had a little bit of cheese, but it was so well done in practically every department that the aforementioned went overshadowed. I suspect "The Place Beyond The Pines" having no cheese, but not nearly as advanced in the cinematography and - dare I say - direction department.

    But, in all honesty, I don't see "Trance" coming close to the two. I see it being an enjoyable flick, with a lot of style and just enough substance, but not something worth high appraise; as it's source material doesn't seem to be completely reliable. Seems to be on the safe side, and I have a feeling it'll be bleak, only to have a spoon-fed ending. That's just a presumption, of course.

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  8. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx You still like Stoker as the best of the year thus far, the Place Beyond the Pines and Tance notwithstanding?

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  9. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Yeah, it was above-average, but just barely.

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  10. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx That's a fair rating. I'd probably go a little higher, but not by much. Most likely a 2.5/4

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  11. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Depending on the fanbase, I bet it will take the #1 spot this weekend.

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  12. Mr.K

    @felipe-11 Well I hope he gets the chance to direct an Half-Life movie someday.

    @bawnian-dexeus That was hilarious. I tried to do a hanged hangman myself but I'm terrible at it (I'm still trying to do the facepalm on computer).

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  13. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- 6/10, I'd say.

    @bawnian-dexeus -- It's not a bad movie, man.

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  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Failed attempt at making a hanged hangman

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  15. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Lol... What do those letters mean?

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  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Oh, ok. Just making sure.

    *Climbs chair. Wraps rope around neck. Jumps*


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  17. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus The high praise it's been receiving from some very reliable sources made it pretty tough to ignore. Still not sure what rating to give it, though. The cliches notwithstanding, I thought this one was pretty solid.

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  18. Replicant

    @mr-k Yeah, a couple of years ago when one of his short films went viral they asked him what his dream movie was. And even before he was officially attached to direct Evil Dead, Sam Raimi was going to let him direct his own sci-fi.

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  19. thedude-abides

    The film relied WAY too much on traditional horror film cliches. There were too many cheap scares, too many people going into rooms alone, and a string of endings you could see coming a mile away. It's as if every rule Jamie Kennedy laid out in the original Scream were perfectly adhered to.

    That said, it was a great time at the movies, and a good example of the level of quality all remakes should strive to maintain.

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  20. Mr.K

    @felipe-11 He said that? Well f*cking A! I wanna see Fede do a Half-Life movie. Could be fun.

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  21. Replicant

    @thedude1 haha I guess we are. For the record, I'm looking forward to watching Evil Dead again.

    And I will say, I'd rather have Fede Alvarez direct a non-Evil Dead movie next. I have the feeling the guy is gonna be a great director and I wanna see what else he's got.

    I know he said his absolute dream job would be directing a Half-Life movie (and if you've played Half-Life you might've even caught a little reference in Evil Dead).

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  22. TheDude1

    @felipe-11 I respect your opinion. We both are going to highly disagree on this new Evil Dead movie. But on TCM 3D I think we can find some common ground.

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  23. TheDude1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx In saying I would watch TCM 3D over Evil Dead I'm not saying TCM 3D was this great film. I'm simply saying if I was forced to sit down and watch one of the two again I'm choosing TCM 3D. That is all. And I'll even admit that I would never go out of my way to purchase TCM 3D on Blu Ray.

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  24. Mr.K

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Darren Aronofsky directing a TCM movie? Hmm... I don't know, he may have directed amazing films like Requiem For A Dream and Black Swan but he never had experience in making a horror movie before. I think he should direct an original horror movie first and then see if he can bring something new to the TCM franchise. As for David Fincher, he could bring wonders if he was asked to direct a TCM movie.

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  25. Nicholaus XX

    @felipe-11@mr-k -- Agreed, agreed, and agreed. Imagine if Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher each took the time to direct a film in the series. I'd go AWOL, and I mean that in a positive sense.

    It would be a different kind of horror movie, but a horror movie, nonetheless.

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  26. Mr.K

    @felipe-11 Or a better Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie done right (which will never happen)

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  27. Replicant

    @mr-k I haven't seen H&G (and never will), but in all fairness, it isn't hard to make a better movie than TC3D...

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