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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