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Evil Dead Tops the Charts with G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Croods Close Behind

Opening up in cinemas on Friday, Evil Dead, a remake of the classic 1980s horror, has made its way to the top of the charts in the U.S. with an estimated $26 million. Produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment the horror movie features five friends who accidentally summon demons into a cabin they are staying in. The demon possesses the friends in a terrifying series of tragedies until only one is left to fight for survival.

While Evil Dead tops the charts in the US, the number two on the domestic charts, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, takes first in the worldwide charts. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, and D.J. Cotrona, the movie shows the team as they take on enemies as well as threats from the government in this action-adventure hit.

Appearing again on the charts is The Croods taking third in the U.S. This animated film produced by DreamWorks follows the world’s first family in prehistoric times in their adventures and mishaps. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds are the voices behind some of the hilarious Croods.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation trumped Oz The Great and Powerful with $10 million while Oz The Great and Powerful is at $8.1 million domestically. The drama by Tyler Perry stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams, and even has an appearance made by Kim Kardashian. Smollett-Bell plays a married woman who is tempted by a billionaire leading her into betrayal and regret.

Jurassic Park and Olympus Has Fallen are also hits both domestically and worldwide with Jurassic Park, a 3D re-release of a Spielberg classic, at over $18 million, Olympus Has Fallen with $10 million domestically.

Eighth on the list is The Host at $5.2 million. The film was adapted from Twilight author Stephanie Meyer’s novel and is a science fiction about a young girl’s fight to protect the people she loves.

The Call with Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin reached $3.5 million over the weekend. When Berry, a 911 operator, receives a call from a panicked young girl, she flashes back to the time when a similar call came in and was unable to help the victim on the other end of the phone. Upon hearing the same call years later Berry sets out to save the girl before it is too late.

Tina Fey’s lowest-grossing movie, Admission, earned $2 million at the box office this weekend. Fey plays an admissions officer at Princeton who makes a recruiting visit to the high school of a boy she believes could be the son she gave up for adoption years earlier. The movie combines romance, drama, and comed, with celebrities including Fey, Paul Rudd, and Nat Wolff.

Finally, despite its big-name cast and hype, Spring Breakers couldn’t break into the top ten. Spring Breakers with James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson opened in cinemas last week about a group of girls who embark on the spring break of a lifetime.

Next week’s releases include Scary Movie 5, 42, The War of the Worlds Alive On stage, Oblivion, The Gatekeepers, and The Place Beyond the Pines.


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