Yesterday’s News: April 8th, 2013

April 7th, 2013: The Evil Dead remake freaked out $26 million worth of moviegoers on opening weekend, while G.I. Joe – Retaliation and The Croods tied for second place with an estimated $21 million each. Meanwhile, the IMAX 3D re-release commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Jurassic Park was far from extinct with just over $18 million. True story: 12 year-old Eddie saw Jurassic Park 7 times when it was released in the summer of 2013 – 3 on opening weekend. Source: Box Office Mojo

April 5th, 2013: Jane Got A Gun has officially replaced Jude Law with Bradley Cooper, who is set to co-star with Joel Edgerton and Natalie Portman in the much-plagued western. The casting notice for this role must have read: Tall, Oscar nominee, overexposed, People’s Sexiest Man Alive winners only. Source: Deadline

April 5th, 2013: A new clip for Scary Movie 5, featuring Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen has been released. And they are the only two laughing. In the world. Ever. Source: Entertainment Weekly

April 4th, 2013: Famed film critic, Roger Ebert, passed away this week after a years long battle with cancer. Major thumbs down. Source: Chicago Sun-Times

April 4th, 2013: Director Justin Lin will not be back for his fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious 7. The studio will be replacing him with a complex series of fishing wire and pullies to work the camera. Source: The Hollywood Report

-Eddie Mouradian
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