Evil Dead (TriStar Pictures/CR: Kirsty Griffin) Evil Dead, the remake of the cult Sam Raimi film, debuted at the #1 spot at the box-office taking in $26 million.  With an estimated budget of $17 million, the picture should turn in a solid profit for Sony Pictures.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation had a solid weekend with a $21.1 million finish, boosting its domestic total to over $86 million.   Jurassic Park 3D turned in $18.2 million, further proving the staying power of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and dinosaurs (especially if they’re three dimensional).

Here’s the top 10:

1.  Evil Dead - $26 million

2.  G.I. Joe: Retaliation - $21.1 million

3.  The Croods - Combining international and domestic, this animated project has made over $274 million.  This weekend, it turned in $21 million.  Consider this a win for DreamWorks Animation, as well as voice actors Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, and Emma Stone.

4.  Jurassic Park 3D - $18.2 million

5.  Olympus Has Fallen - Gerard Butler’s action movie has totaled a stable $70 million stateside.  This weekend, it turned in $10 million

6.  Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor - $10 million

7.  Oz The Great and Powerful - $8.2 million

8.  The Host - $5.24 million

9.  The Call - For a $13 million budget, this Halle Berry led film has overachieved with a domestic haul of over $45 million. This weekend it turned in $3.5 million

10.  Admission - $2.1 million

The following clip has actress Jane Levy talking about her Evil Dead audition:


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