1. Evil Dead (TriStar) SPRI $26m (NE)
2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Paramount-MGM) PPI $21.1m ($86.7m) (1)
2. The Croods (DreamWorks Animation-Fox) Fox Int’l $21.1m ($125.8m) (2)
4. Jurassic Park 3D (Universal) UPI $18.2m (NE)
5. Olympus Has Fallen (FilmDistrict) Nu Image $10m ($71.1m) (4)
The ‘Evil Dead’ reboot, starring Jane Levy, won the North American weekend box office, after grossing an impressive $26m. Uruguayan filmmaker, Fede Alvarez, made his feature debut with the R-rated horror after his short, ‘Panic Attack’, impressed Sam Raimi, the director of the original and co-producer on the remake. Reaping the rewards of a $17m modest budget, it should generate a solid profit, with the international and secondary markets building on an encouraging domestic opening.
The battle for second place has looked too close to call all weekend and, so it proved, with two former No 1’s, sharing the honours on $21.1m. ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ made the stronger start with a front-loaded Friday but ‘The Croods’ drew level on the back of family matinee audiences.
Universal’s 3D ‘Jurassic Park’ re-release came in second on Friday night but could not sustain it over the three days. The classic dinosaur adventure still finished on a very respectable $18.2m.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’, starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, made quite a splash in the specialty box office. The heist thriller grossed a huge $34k per-theatre average from four locations ahead of next weekend’s expansion.sildalis canada buysildalis in usabuy sildalis usasildalis usa
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