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32 Movie Endings That Were Changed by Test Screenings

The test screening process is a nebulous part of studio filmmaking. Some directors and producers swear by it, but in other cases, it's the bane of a filmmaker's existence. With so much money on the line, most studios reserve the right to choose the final cut of a film, which can be hugely influenced by preview audiences' reactions.
Endings seem to be particularly fluid when it comes to test-screening feedback and there are countless stories of movies ending differently as a result of how a sample audience have reacted to a preview screening. We've collected 32 examples here, ranging from the infamous to the less discussed, and even one very recent film.
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
2
Army of Darkness (1992)
Army of Darkness (1992)
3
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
4
Brazil (1985)
Brazil (1985)
5
Clerks (1994)
Clerks (1994)
6
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
7
The Descent (2005)
The Descent (2005)
8
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
9
Election (1999)
Election (1999)
10
Escape Room (2019)
Escape Room (2019)
11
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination (2000)
12
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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13
First Blood (1982)
First Blood (1982)
14
Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
15
I Am Legend (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
16
The Invasion (2007)
The Invasion (2007)
17
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
18
Layer Cake (2004)
Layer Cake (2004)
19
Limitless (2011)
Limitless (2011)
20
Bill Murray - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Bill Murray - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
21
Misery (1990)
Misery (1990)
22
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
23
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
24
Se7en (1995)
Se7en (1995)
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25
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
26
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010)
27
Snake Eyes (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
28
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
29
Titanic (1997)
Titanic (1997)
30
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
31
28 Days Later (2002)
28 Days Later (2002)
32
WALL·E (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
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