Weekend Box Office: EVIL DEAD Rises to $26 Million; JURASSIC PARK 3D Falls to Fourth

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Evil Dead was the clear box office champ this weekend. The horror remake earned an estimated $26 million from 3,025 locations, or about $5 million more than originally projected. The weekend’s only other ‘new’ release was Jurassic Park 3D. With $18.2 million from 2,771 runs, the converted-classic fell to fourth behind the more-current 3D hit, The Croods.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Evil Dead $26,000,000 $26
2.  G.I. Joe Retaliation $21,100,000 $86.6
3.  The Croods $21,100,000 $125.8
4.  Jurassic Park 3D $18,247,000 $18.2
5.  Olympus Has Fallen $10,042,000 $71.1
6.  Tyler Perry’s Temptation $10,000,000 $38.3
7.  Oz the Great & Powerful $8,171,000 $212.7
8.  The Host $5,239,000 $19.6
9.  The Call $3,500,000 $45.5
10.  Admission $2,054,000 $15.3

New to Blu-ray: ARGO, MONSTERS INC. 3D, GAME OF THRONES: The Complete Second Season, and More

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This week on Blu-ray a Best Picture favorite comes to home video, the second season of an incredibly addicting HBO series hits HD, and a classic Pixar title finally gets a Blu-ray release.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for special features details on all of the aforementioned releases.

Weekend Box Office: IDENTITY THIEF Grabs Biggest Opening of 2013 with $36.5 Million

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Though much of the Northeast is still drowning under an ocean of snow, Blizzard Nemo didn’t sink the national box office. In first place, Identity Thief took in an estimated $36.5 million, for the highest three-day total so far this year. The R-rated comedy is looking like a solid hit – coming in 40% higher than first projected and 73% higher than Side Effects, the weekend’s only other wide release.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Identity Thief $36,590,000 $36.5
2.  Warm Bodies $11,500,000 $36.6
3.  Side Effects $10,015,000 $10
4.  Silver Linings Playbook $6,908,000 $90
5.  Hansel & Gretel $5,750,000 $43.8
6.  Mama $4,300,000 $64
7.  Zero Dark Thirty $4,000,000 $83.5
8.  Argo $2,500,000 $123.7
9.  Django Unchained $2,288,000 $154.5
10.  Bullet to the Head
$1,980,000 $8.1

New Posters for THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, TOP GUN 3D, and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

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We’ve got a round-up of some of the latest posters from the following movies:

  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Jay Mohr, and Michael Bully HerbigThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15th.
  • From Up on Poppy Hill, a Studio Ghibli film written by Hayao Miyazaki and featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Aubrey Plaza, and Anton YelchinFrom Up on Poppy Hill opens March 15th in New York and L.A. before expanding on March 29th.
  • Top Gun 3D stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Tom SkerrittTop Gun 3D will have a 6-day-only IMAX 3D engagement from February 8 – 13th.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses for the films.

TOP GUN Set for IMAX 3D Release

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Though development on a sequel to Top Gun appears to have stalled following the tragic death of director Tony Scott, it appears that the 3D re-release of the original will be getting the largest possible exhibition.  We’ve long-known that Scott’s 1986 classic was getting a 3D post-conversion, but Paramount Pictures announced today that the film will be released exclusively in select IMAX 3D screens for a limited engagement starting February 8th.  Fans now have a chance to see that intense slow motion volleyball fighter pilot action on the big, big screen.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

TOP GUN 2 Falls Apart; TOP GUN 3D Eyed for February Release

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It appears that the Top Gun sequel may be dead.  Director Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and star Tom Cruise were all enthusiastic about returning for a fighter pilot follow-up, and The Town scribe Peter Craig had even been drafted to craft a screenplay, but sadly Scott’s death earlier this year looks to have put the project in limbo.  The New York Times (via The Playlist) reports that Top Gun 2 “has fallen apart,” dashing hopes of seeing a Maverick/Iceman reunion onscreen.

However, Paramount is still moving forward with plans to release a 3D version of the original Top Gun. NYT adds that the studio is considering a February release for the post-converted pic, possibly with a one-week exclusive showing on domestic IMAX screens.   Though I know many were looking forward to seeing what would transpire in Top Gun 2, I can’t help thinking that the follow-up is better left untouched now that Scott is no longer with us.

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