“Evil Dead” Movie Review


Audiences had an apetite for horror this weekend as Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead”reboot won the weekend box office. “Evil Dead” took the number one spot, bringing in $26 million across 3,025 theaters. The horror flick, which stars Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez, has received mixed reviews from critics and earned aCinemaScore of C+ from moviegoers.

Action film “G.I. Joe Retaliation” and animated flick “The Croods” both continued successful box office runs, tying for the number two spot. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which stars Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, made $21.1 million across 3,734 theaters. The follow-up to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra,” has reached a total domestic gross of $86.66 million since its release. Featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, and Emma Stone, “The Croods” brought in $21.1 million across 3,879 theaters. With a budget of $135 million, “The Croods” has made $125.8 million.

Also opening this week was “Jurassic Park 3D,” which took the number four spot. The 3D showing of the hit 1993 film brought in $18.2 million at 2,771 theaters. “Jurassic Park 3D,” which was released in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary, had an estimated production budget of $10 million.

Rounding out the top five was Gerard Butler’s “Olympus Has Fallen.” The White House thriller made $10 million across 3,059 theaters. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, and Dylan McDermott, “Olympus Has Fallen” has reached a domestic gross of $71.1 million since its release.


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