Box Office: Evil Dead Rises to the Top

Evil Dead

Box Office: Evil Dead Rises to the Top

Olympus Has Fallen, Tyler Perry's Temptation stay in top 10.

Published April 8, 2013

More than two decades after the original Evil Dead launched the humorous horror trend, a remake of Sam Raimi's cult classic is at the top of the box office again. The more straight-forward Evil Dead, written by Diablo Cody and produced by original star Bruce Campbell, scared up $26 million in ticket sales and rose right to the top of the box office.

It was followed closely by the recurring hit The Croods and then G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Olympus Has Fallen, starring Angela Bassett and Gerard Butler, hung on to the top five, followed by Tyler Perry's Temptation in sixth place. That film has earned $38.4 million in two weeks, giving Perry a legit hit in the adult drama genre despite a bashing by critics. 

Next week, Snoop Dogg and Katt Williams' Scary Movie 5 will fight it out with Jackie Robinson biopic 42, starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, for first place. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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