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It was a knock down, drag out battle at the box office this weekend, but when the smoke cleared it was "Evil Dead" taking the box office, as Fede Alvarez's remake of Sam Raimi's horror classic earned an estimated $26 million according to Film.com.
That was just enough to top "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "The Croods," each of which earned $21.1 million. "Jurassic Park 3D," meanwhile, was a close fourth, bringing in $18.2 million. And for those keeping track, Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" dropped all the way down to eighth place with just $5.2 million, further cementing its status as a massive disappointment.
For a full list of this weekend's box office figures, head to Film.com.
At this point, it's common knowledge that fighting off herds of the undead or intergalactic rebels requires more than just a few hand-held weapons. In fact, sometimes it requires more than just hands.
Sure, our limbs accomplish a myriad number of essential tasks every day – walking, kicking holding things, pointing, giving people the finger – but the sad truth is that they'll never be able to spray a hail of bullets or eviscerate enemies on their own. For those special battle-ready features, the body requires a few extra enhancements beyond what God gave you. After all, why replace a leg with a dopey wooden peg when a fully-loaded machine gun will do just fine?
In honor of the "Evil Dead" reboot and the franchise's longtime celebration of weaponized extremities, we've compiled a list of nine characters who turned a lost limb or imminent threat into an opportunity to upgrade their bodies into something far more badass than before.
1. Ash's chainsaw hand from 'Evil Dead II'
It's bad enough when you're fighting legions of demons you unwittingly unleashed from a skin-covered book, but what happens when your own hand becomes possessed and fights against you? If you're Ash, you get rid of the problem, literally, by promptly hacking off the bedeviled body part. Immediately following his self-amputation, Ash remedies his bloody stump predicament by snapping a fully-functional chainsaw where his hand once existed and iconically christens the end result "Groovy." Audiences emphatically agreed, and after putting his chainsaw hand to good use against the demon armies in "Army of Darkness" a few years later, Ash's brutal new appendage became the envy of handless demon slayers everywhere. Get More »
Greetings from the apocalypse! Jimmy Cliff sang that song on the soundtrack for "Cool Runnings," and now that spring is in full effect I've got a spark in my step and an abiding hope that this weekend will mark the beginning of a fruitful harvest from the movie gods ... or another season so dreadful it'll make me wish I'd died with John Candy. A geek classic and a remake of a geek classic are stomping their way into theaters, let's see how they stack up … Get More »
Once upon a time, a group of college kids journeyed deep into the woods with a camera, a few bucks, a ton of fake blood and enough creativity and general filmmaking chutzpah to fill a dozen movies. The result was "The Evil Dead," a DIY horror masterpiece and cult phenomenon.
Director Sam Raimi's feature film debut has since spawned merchandise, costumes and even a stage musical over its 30-year legacy. Upon the release of the big-budget remake, itself affectionately titled "Evil Dead," here are some of the best — or should we say grooviest — "Evil Dead" tributes out there. Get More »
Your mother always said that math would be important. You just didn't understand what she meant until now. Well, NextMovie is here to drive her point home. Can't decide which of April's dazzling new releases is for you? Fret not, faithful moviegoer! Whether you're in a "Trance" or aiming for "Oblivion" (or even a more lucid state) it all adds up. Read on to see NextMovie's April Movie Math, breaking down the month's new releases into simple arithmetic. Get More »
Guys, it's not like if you decide to stay in a cabin in a secluded area of the woods — oftentimes with three or four of your attractive friends — that you're all going to be killed one by one by demonic creatures/flesh-eating viruses/other people.
It's that you probably will. There's a difference. Get More »
Sam Raimi has a lot of juice going on right now (that's a highly technical industry term meaning he can do just about any damn thing he wants) thanks to the success of "Oz the Great and Powerful" and the critical acclaim being lauded on the SXSW premiere of the new "Evil Dead" remake he produced.
So when word came out a couple weeks ago that he was thinking about doing "Evil Dead 4" everyone just nodded and played along even though having to different ongoing versions of the same franchise would be about the most confusing thing that ever happened.
But listen up, you primitive screwheads: According to Coming Soon, the script Raimi is working on isn't really "Evil Dead 4" — it's actually "Army of Darkness 2." Did we just blow your mind?! Get More »
We've heard this before. But it's always nice to hear it.
Sam Raimi can't go anywhere without being asked about if and when there's ever going to be a fourth "Evil Dead" movie. Now, 20 years after the release of the third installment, "Army of Darkness" (and mere weeks away from the release of the "Evil Dead" remake), it looks like there's at least the desire to go forward with such an endeavor. Get More »
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »