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.