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.