Everything old was new again at this week’s box office as a pair of old favorites dominated in the U.S and abroad.
The remake of Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead’ made $30.5 million in it’s opening week, including $4.5 million from overseas markets, according to Hollywood Reporter. Critics may have bashed the remake of the 1981 horror classic, but it didn’t keep a primarily male audience away. The film follows five friends who find evil spirits inside of a cabin. I mean, really what did they expect to find?
The dinosaurs may be gone, but they still have a heckuva bite. The 20th Anniversary re-release of “Jurassic Park” took in $18.2 million for Universal to place fourth in the box office. The dinos gone wild flick proved to be more of a monster with it’s 3D makeover. If crowds didn’t get enough prehistoric action, Jurassic Park in 3D hits Blue-Ray/DVD in two weeks and Jurassic Park IV is scheduled to open in theaters in June of 2014.
Speaking of people running from dinosaurs, the animated hit “The Croods” proved to have a lot of caveman love left to give earning the No. 2 spot and breaking the $300 million mark in worldwide receipts. Only “Oz the Great and Powerful” has accomplished that feat in 2013. The Bruce Willis/The Rock gun fest “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is running neck and neck with “The Croods” for the week earning $21.1 million. “Gi.I. Joe” has earned $231.9 million in worldwide receipts and is well on it’s way to beating 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
Rounding out the top ten:
5. Olympus Has Fallen – $10 million
6. Tyler Perry’s Temptation – $10 million
7. Oz the Great and Powerful – $8.2 million
8. The Host – $3.5 million
9. The Call – $3.5 million
10. Admission – $2.1 million