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