The box office results for the weekend of April 5th – 7th has the dead rising up. Evil Dead easily possessed the top while the 3D (con)version of the ’90s classic Jurassic Park gathered a decent amount of visitors. Here are the studio estimates:

1. Evil Dead ($26 million)

2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($21.1 million)

3. The Croods ($21.1 million)

4. Jurassic Park 3D ($18.2 million)

5. Olympus Has Fallen ($10 million)

6. Tyler Perry’s Temptation ($10 million)

7. Oz the Great and Powerful ($8.1 million)

8. The Host ($5.2 million)

9. The Call ($3.4 million)

10. Admission ($2 million)


So the only shocking thing about Evil Dead reigning supreme on its opening weekend is that the remake cost $17 million to create. Based on the low-budget horror franchise from the ’80s, this will surely make a bloody profit during its theatrical campaign and snag even more during its DVD/On-Demand run as the massive cult following will need to own this.

The Croods in week #3 is showing tremendous staying power dropping just 21% from last weekend. Its domestic total has climbed to $125.8 million

Oz the Great and Powerful currently holds the longest streak in the top ten with 5 weeks. It’s domestic total has floated to $212.7 million.

This Friday brings audiences the horror-spoof Scary Movie 5 and the sports bio-pic, 42. Reviews will be right here my fellow Shockers!

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By Joe Belcastro

Joe Belcastro is an established movie critic in Tampa, Florida. As a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, most of his time is spent reviewing upcoming movies. He also covers news pertaining to the film industry, on both a local and national level as well as conducting interviews. To contact Joe Belcastro regarding a story or with general questions about his services, please e-mail him and/or follow him on Twiiter @TheWritingDemon.

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