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Weekend Box Office: 'Evil Dead' Rises to Top, 'G.I. Joe' Plummets, Fights for Second with 'Croods'

Sony's remake of "Evil Dead" performed better than expected, but fell just below the best horror film opening of the year. "Evil Dead" took #1 for the weekend, a position Paramount hoped to retain for its expensive "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." That film is a global hit, but is fighting for the #2 spot with Dreamworks Animation's "The Croods."
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 7, 2013 1:00 PM
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'Evil Dead' Leads Friday Pack, 'Jurassic Park 3D' Stomps in Second

"The Evil Dead" opened well enough on Friday to make it a likely fifth horror-related film to make #1 in 2013. The twelve top-ranked horror flicks thus far have kept the year's to-date grosses from falling off more than they might have otherwise due to several underperforming costly would-be tentpoles.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 6, 2013 4:09 PM
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Watch: Sam Raimi's Resurrected Short Film Precursor to the Original 'Evil Dead'

As Sam Raimi has long hence entered the big-studio realm and we brace ourselves for Fede Alvarez's upcoming revamp of "The Evil Dead," a rarely seen early-80s short film by Raimi has resurrected online.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 5, 2013 3:18 PM
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