You Pick the Box Office Winner: Can 'Scary Movie V' Frighten Away 'Evil Dead'?

In what may be a monumental event for movies, this weekend not only finds current box office champ Evil Dead still freaking people out in theaters, but at the same time another movie is playing that spoofs scenes in Evil Dead, providing an extremely rare scenario where a movie and the movie spoofing it could realistically be playing right next to one another in the same theater, at the same time. What a world we live in!

Let's see what else is in theaters this weekend ...

Scary Movie V

What's the Scoop: If you're at all familiar with the previous entries in this franchise, then you already know Scary Movie V will feature a plethora of silly, juvenile spoofs that poke fun at other movies and popular culture in general. The jokes may feel a tad dated at times, but so is Snoop Dogg. 

Why It Might Win the Weekend: It's an established franchise with fans who know exactly what to expect and love every minute of it. Hey, at least your teenager will come home in a good mood. 

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What's the Scoop: This third biopic on famed baseball player Jackie Robinson stars a quirkier Harrison Ford than we're used to, as well as a standout performance from Chadwick Boseman, who brings the first African-American professional baseball player back to life with an inspirational combo of grit and raw emotion.

Why It Might Win the Weekend: The beginning of baseball season may put lots of folks in the mood for a nice uplifting story about the sport and one of its most legendary players. 

My Prediction: Considering the last Scary Movie opened to $40 million, it's hard to bet against the prankster, even if its jokes may come with a bad aftertaste. I'll check my soul at the door and go with Scary Movie V for the win.

My Pick of the Week: Even if you're not a fan of baseball, Jackie Robinson's story is a pretty amazing one and definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Even if our country is nothing like what it once was, the messages and themes in this film can still be applied to our lives today. See it with your little leaguer. 

That's it for this week -- tell us what you'll be seeing, and which movie you think will win the weekend box office.

 

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