Evil Dead Opens at Number 1
Sony’s Evil Dead led the way at the box office for the weekend of April 5 with $25.78 million. The R-rated horror remake performed well with its reported production budget of $17 million. Horror remakes typically do better when they open, but then attendance drops.
Universal’s Jurassic Park 3D debuted in a not-so-distant fourth place with $18.62 million. The 3D reissue of the Steven Spielberg directed 1993 blockbuster debuted a tad higher than the $17.29 million opening weekend performance of last year’s Titanic 3D and 17 percent below the $22.47 million start of last year’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D.
|This Week||Last Week||Movie||Weekend Gross||Cumulative Gross||Weeks|
|2||2||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||$20.9M||$86.4M||2|
|4||N/A||Jurassic Park 3D||$18.6M||$18.6M||1|
|5||4||Olympus Has Fallen||$10.2M||$71.2M||3|
|6||3||Tyler Perry’s Temptation||$10.1M||$38.5M||2|
|7||5||Oz: The Great and Wonderful||$8.0M||$212.6M||5|
Article by: Executive Editor Mark Heckathorn
Editor-in-Chief Mark Heckathorn is a journalist, movie buff and foodie. He oversees DC on Heels editorial operations as well as strategic planning and staff development. Reach him with story ideas or suggestions at dcoheditor (at) gmail (dot) com.