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11 Famous Films That Were Dramatically Changed After Disastrous Test Screenings

If at first you don't succeed...

1. Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas had to be re-cut after people angrily stormed out of a test screening.

2. A test screening for Legally Blonde was absolutely killing — until the very end.

3. Titanic originally had a long action scene that test audiences rejected — to the point where it was entirely cut out of the final film.

4. Escape Room shot a totally new ending after test screening audiences found the original unsatisfying.

5. Final Destination was so improved by test screenings that they included a documentary about the test screening process on the DVD release.

6. Sunset Boulevard is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, but its first two test screenings left audiences bewildered as to whether it was a comedy or drama.

7. Pretty in Pink changed who Molly Ringwald's character ended up with after test audiences hated the ending.

8. The Bourne Supremacy — the much anticipated sequel to The Bourne Identity — underwhelmed with a so-so score of "75" at a test screening.

9. Fatal Attraction originally had a much darker and low-key ending that test audiences did not enjoy.

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The Fatal Attraction we all know ends with Glenn Close's obsessed Alex sneaking into the home of the characters played by Michael Douglas and Anne Archer, and having a knock-down, drag-out fight until Anne Archer's character shoots her dead. But the original ending (seen above), saw Glenn Close cut her own throat using a knife Douglas' character had handled — thus framing Douglas for her apparent murder. Clever, but test audiences didn't find this satisfying, so reshoots were done to achieve a more typical thriller ending.

10. The filmmakers of Deep Blue Sea killed off their heroine because of test audience feedback.

11. And lastly, Sonic the Hedgehog made $5 million dollars worth of revisions after getting scathing feedback not from test audiences, but people who saw the film's trailer online.