$32.0 Million for 'Evil Dead' in First Week

on April 12, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Evil Dead rounded out its first week in theatres with a first place take of $1.35 million on Thursday. Sony's modestly budgeted horror remake fell a slim 1 percent from Wednesday's performance. Evil Dead was this week's top film with a seven-day start of $32.04 million. That was on the high end of expectations and places the film 25 percent ahead of the $25.60 million seven-day start of this year's Texas Chainsaw 3D and 4.5 percent behind the $33.55 million seven-day take of 2004's Dawn of the Dead.

Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation held steady in second place with $1.21 million. The 3D action sequel featuring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis was up 4 percent over Wednesday and was down 60 percent from last Thursday. G.I. Joe: Retaliation has grossed $91.63 million in 15 days and in all likelihood will surpass the $100 million domestic mark before the end of the weekend. The film placed in second for the week with $26.06 million.

Universal's Jurassic Park 3D grossed $1.05 million to remain in third. The 3D reissue of the 1993 blockbuster was up 1 percent over Wednesday. Jurassic Park 3D placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day start of $23.11 million. The film is currently running 11 percent behind the $25.87 million seven-day take of last year's The Phantom Menace 3D. The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Jurassic Park currently stands at $380.18 million.

The Croods took in $0.977 million to finish in fourth place once again. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a healthy 10 percent over Wednesday, but was still down a sharp 73 percent from last Thursday's post-Easter inflated performance. The Croods took third place for the week with $24.62 million and has grossed $129.32 million in three weeks.

On the platform front, Focus' The Place Beyond the Pines, Fox Searchlight's Trance and Sony Pictures Classics' The Company You Keep all had noteworthy performances this week. The Place Beyond the Pines grossed $988,149 for the week from 30 locations and has now grossed $1.37 million in two weeks of platform release. Trance grossed $174,608 during its first week of release from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles, while The Company You Keep grossed $172,610 from 5 locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Places Beyond the Pines and Trance both expand into moderate release today and will be playing in 514 and 438 locations respectively this weekend.

Tags: The Company You Keep, Trance, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Croods, Jurassic Park 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Evil Dead

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