Evil Dead Remake Scares Up $30.5M

'The Croods' and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' take 2nd and 3rd

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 7, 2013 3:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – The remake of 1981 cult classic Evil Dead devoured the box office this weekend, taking in $26 million domestically and $30.5 million worldwide, says the Hollywood Reporter. Left shaking in its wake was DreamWorks' prehistoric comedy The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation with about $21.1 million apiece. Internationally, Retaliation is on the verge of beating the first film in the series about America's moveable fighting man, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, after just two weekends.

Meanwhile, a different type of reanimated corpse attacked movie screens: The 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park earned $18.2 million, making it one of the top openings ever for a 3D conversion. It also broke records for IMAX, which accounted for most of the ticket sales.

This film image released by Sony-TriStar Pictures shows Jane Levy in a scene from Evil Dead.
This film image released by Sony-TriStar Pictures shows Jane Levy in a scene from "Evil Dead."   (AP Photo/Sony-TriStar Pictures)
This film image released by Sony-TriStar Pictures shows a scene from Evil Dead.
This film image released by Sony-TriStar Pictures shows a scene from "Evil Dead."   (AP Photo/Sony-TriStar Pictures)
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