The remake of “Evil Dead” brought horror fans out in force on Friday (April 5), snagging the top box-office spot in the process.
The movie, produced by original “Evil Dead” director and star Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, earned $11.9 million on Friday (including $1.8 million from late-night shows on Thursday). It’s now on pace to make $25 million or more for the weekend, ahead of initial projections of around $20 million.
The 3D rerelease of “Jurassic Park” took second place Friday with an estimated $7 million haul. That’s in line with what forecasters were predicting and should put it on par with the $17.3 million “Titanic 3D” made on the same weekend last year.
Last weekend’s top movies, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” ($6.7 million) and “The Croods” ($5.8 million), dropped to third and fourth on Friday. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation” rounds out the Top 5 with $3.4 million.