Not much will get in the way of heading to theaters this weekend to catch a movie unless it is the movies themselves. On that note, the new wide releases are a remake and a film that many have already seen.
"Evil Dead (2013)" and "Jurassic Park 3D" head the list of newcomers this weekend.
So, the only thing that may keep people from heading out is, again, the movies themselves. However, the screens are filled with films like last week's winner, "G.I. Joe" and "The Croods," but those are not likely to snag too many repeat customers. If that happens, just how well will "Jurassic Park 3D," do? It seems like there is a bit of confidence in it since it already has gobbled up 2,600 theaters and most likely will nab a few more come Friday.
But "Evil Dead (2013)" will be the one they think will do better, but "G.I. Joe" could stay strong.
1. "Evil Dead (2013)" - 3,000 theaters
2. "Jurassic Park (3D)" - 2,600+ theaters
3. "The Company You Keep" - Limited
4. "Trance" - 4 theaters
The Robert Redford film, "The Company You Keep" is getting buzz as it trickles into theaters. The thriller is also produced and directed by Redford and has a lengthy list of known players. From Shia Lebouf, Nick Notle, Susan Sarandon to Stanley Tucci. Plus, Julie Christie, Terence Howard and Sam Elliot appear. And that is not all.
It will be interesting and actually, predictable, to gauge the political reaction to this one. The film centers around a former member of the Weather Underground whose identity is discovered by a journalist. Also, it will be tracked to see its per screen average as it gets a limited opening.
But, spring is here and nicer weather enters the picture as temperatures seem to be heading up in many parts of the country. Winter doesn't want to let go, but baseball is here. Oh, that is one reason not to go to a movie. Not to mention The Final Four. Make that two reasons. Oh well.
So, one can go back to 1983 for a remake of "Evil Dead" or jump to 1993 for "Jurassic Park." The latter was the highest grossing film of that year. The studio is hoping movie goers love it again. This time in 3D.