A reboot that a) didn’t suck and b) stayed true while mining its own path managed to scare up a phenomenal box office debut, while a 3D version of a classic flick also found a huge audience. Here’s what went down:
With huge geek cred, support from the original creators and decent reviews from critics, Evil Dead managed to become a reboot that actually worked. The hard-R horror film brought in an estimated $27 million to top the box office this weekend, overperforming in the process. Skeptics became fans and the franchise has returned, with a second film already in the works.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Jurassic Park 3D also found an audience, bringing in $18 million to land in fourth place. This has got to be considered a huge success as well, considering the fact that the original film is regularly on television and is easily available to purchase. This is a film that lends itself to 3D technology, so it makes sense that families would want to experience it on the big screen.
As for the rest of the top five, G.I. Joe: Retaliation dropped 49% to land in second with $20.5 million. The Croods were close behind in third place with $20.3 million, while Tyler Perry’s Temptation closed things out in fifth with $10.5 million.m
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Evil Dead – $25 million
2) G.I. Joe: Retaliation – $21 million
3) Jurassic Park 3D – $17 million
4) The Croods – $17 million
5) Olympus Has Fallen – $7 million
And here’s how it turned out:
1) Evil Dead – $27 million
2) G.I. Joe: Retaliation – $20.5 million
3) The Croods – $20.3 million
4) Jurassic Park 3D – $18 million
5) Tyler Perry’s Temptation – $10.5 million
Next week sees the release of 42 and Scary Movie 5. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!