It was a gory weekend at theaters. Evil Dead, the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 film, seized first place at the box office with an estimated $26 million. The film, which has a rating of 3.8/5 stars from Tribute users, was made on a $17 million budget. Tied for second place was G.I. Joe: Retaliation, currently rated 3.6/5, and The Croods, 4.4/5 stars. Both movies took in a total of $21.1 million over the weekend and have impressive worldwide numbers as well – so far, The Croods brought in $333 million while the G.I. Joe sequel grossed $232 million.
Jurassic Park 3D, rated 3.3 stars by Tribute users, opened strongly despite its 4th place box office spot. It took only $10 million to convert the 1993 film into 3D but in its first weekend alone brought in $18.2 million. Universal hopes the re-release of Spielberg’s dinosaur classic will whet appetites for the fourth Jurassic Park installment, due out in 2014. Olympus Has Fallen, rated 3.7/5 stars, raked in another $10 million, finishing only slightly ahead of Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
Overall, it was a good weekend at the box office, which received a boost of nearly 10 per cent over last year’s numbers for the same weekend. The last four spots in the top ten were claimed by Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Host, The Call, and Admission. ~Cassie Jasinski