Long Range Forecast: 'Jurassic Park 3D' & 'Evil Dead'

on February 09, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff
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apr.pngAs we enter the final month before summer on our Long Range Forecast, Jurassic Park 3D and the Evil Dead remake have been added to our early predictions. Both films are scheduled to open on Friday, April 5.

Jurassic Park 3D

PROS:

- Unlike a number of previous 3D re-releases, Jurassic Park is the type of film audiences may genuinely want to re-watch in 3D.
- The recent announcement of Jurassic Park 4 has helped bring the franchise back into the spotlight.
- Could get an added boost from teenage moviegoers who can't get into Evil Dead.

CONS:

- Last year at this time, Titanic 3D was in a similar situation, but ultimately had a modest box office performance domestically.
- Audiences are clearly growing tired of 3D re-issues, though the recent removals of Independence Day, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith from the schedule does give moviegoers less re-issue options to choose from over the long term.

Evil Dead (2013)

PROS:

- The redband trailer for the film has gone over well and has helped create strong buzz, at least online.
- Initial horror reboots tend to perform well at the box office. It is typically their sequels that suffer.
- Has a chance of being a well received film in its genre.

CONS:

- While they have grown far more popular over time, the original Evil Dead films did very little at the box office.
- Given the likelyhood of being a "harder" R-rated film, it could be tougher than usual for teens to be able to see it.

Notable changes on our forecast this week include A Good Day to Die Hard, Safe Haven, Beautiful Creatures, Escape from Planet Earth, Snitch, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and Olympus Has Fallen.

Check out our predictions for these and other upcoming films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Evil Dead Apr 5, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$20,000,000 $47,000,000
Jurassic Park 3D Apr 5, 2013 Universal
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
The Host (2013) Mar 29, 2013 Open Road
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Mar 29, 2013 Paramount
$52,000,000 $140,000,000
Tyler Perry's Temptation Mar 29, 2013 Lionsgate
$22,000,000 $47,000,000
The Croods Mar 22, 2013 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$40,000,000 $150,000,000
Admission Mar 22, 2013 Focus
$15,000,000 $50,000,000
Olympus Has Fallen Mar 22, 2013 FilmDistrict
$17,000,000 $45,000,000
The Call Mar 15, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$12,000,000 $28,000,000
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Mar 15, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Dead Man Down Mar 8, 2013 FilmDistrict
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
Oz: The Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Disney
$55,000,000 $160,000,000
21 And Over Mar 1, 2013 Relativity Media
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Phantom (2013) Mar 1, 2013 RCR Media Group
$5,000,000 $13,000,000
Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$23,000,000 $60,000,000
The Last Exorcism Part II Mar 1, 2013 CBS Films
$11,000,000 $23,000,000
Snitch (2013) Feb 22, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$14,000,000 $38,000,000
Dark Skies Feb 22, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$10,000,000 $23,000,000

Escape From Planet Earth
A Good Day to Die Hard
Safe Haven
Beautiful Creatures 

Feb 15, 2013
Feb 14, 2013 
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013 
Weinstein Company
Fox
Relativity Media
Warner Bros. 
$16,000,000*
$43,000,000* 
$28,000,000*
$18,000,000* 
$43,000,000
$115,000,000 
$75,000,000
$48,000,000 

* = 4-day weekend (Friday-Monday)

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

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