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!