Back in 1981 Sam Raimi released The Evil Dead which raked in roughly $2.4 million during its entire run. The 2013 remake where he serves as producer did gangbusters and slayed its predecessor and the rest of the competition. Evil Dead starring Jane Levy and Lou Taylor Pucci topped theaters this weekend with $26 million. The horror film did much better than pre-weekend forecasts.
The only other new major release this weekend came in fourth. The 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park earned a little over $18 million. Not too shabby considering the studio only spent $10 million to convert it. The dinosaur 3D flick did roughly a million more than Titanic 3D during the same weekend last year. The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation tied in second place, both adding another $21.1 million to their totals. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
After so many rumors, Universal has officially announced that Jurassic Park 4 will hit theaters on June 13, 2014. Steven Spielberg isn’t directing this one, but he is going to produce the project with Frank Marshall. Spielberg directed the first two, while the third was directed by Joe Johnston.
This fourth instalment of the franchise will be shot and screened in 3D. The original Jurassic Park is actually being re-released in theaters on this coming April 5 in 3D.
Not much is know about the new film, but chances are Sam Neill will reprise his role as Dr. Alan Grant. I actually had the pleasure of meeting him here in Vancouver when he was filming Alcatraz. I was super excited to meet him because I was such a big Jurassic Park fan as a kid. I remember getting the VHS as a gift at Christmas one year! I’ve included the photo below!
Apparently, Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) was caught off guard on Friday when her two time Grammy winning boyfriend, Ben Harper filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. If he really is doing this out of nowhere, he’s a major douche-a-saurus! He is requesting the judge not give her spousal support and he wants joint legal and physical custody of their two children – Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5.
They’ve been married since 2005, and had been dating for five years prior to that. Now, there relationship is extinct. Harper says that he and Dern separated back in January, but that doesn’t add up considering people that know the couple have said they’ve been living and traveling together and were even intimate as recently as last week.
If you were a geek like me growing up you had a personal membership to a Jurassic Park fan club, even if it was only made of lined paper with messy writing and you were only one of four members of your elementary school edition of said fan club. Ever since I can remember I LOVED Dinosaurs and the idea that they roamed the earth millions of years before humans existed baffled my mind (and quite honestly still does). Needless to say when I heard Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular was coming to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, there wasn’t one thing on the planet (except maybe another ice age) that would prevent me seeing this show!
With my nephew and niece coming to Vancouver to visit me this weekend I finally had the perfect excuse to allow the old school geek come out, even if it’s just for one night. If you haven’t heard, Walking With Dinosaurs is only playing a limited engagement in Vancouver, starting Thursday August 26 running until Sunday August 29! There are seven show times available throughout the weekend with a few matinees playing on Saturday and Sunday if you want to take the little ones earlier before the BIG kids come out to play. I literally jumped out of my seat with excitement when I found out I would get to see the show, live!!
An exert about the show (as I couldn’t describe it any better)…
Almost, but not quite. Steven Spielberg is producing it though and it’s called Terra Nova. The premise is scientists that go back to prehistoric Earth to the dinosaur age. Sounds exciting, right? You can bet on it! The budget per episode for the Fox network TV show that will be filmed in south-east Queensland, Australia is estimated to be $4 million.
The executive vice president of production for Fox Television, Jim Sharp, says:
“Queensland had the right look, climate and terrain, a vibrant production community and attractive economic incentives. We are very excited to be shooting our first production there.”