'Evil Dead' #1 on Tuesday with $1.85 Million

on April 10, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Evil Dead grossed $1.85 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for the third time in the past five days. Sony's modestly budgeted horror remake was up a solid 9 percent over Monday, as Tuesday's increases in general received an added boost from Monday's grosses being deflated by competition from the NCAA Basketball Championship game. Evil Dead has grossed $29.33 million in its first five days of release and will surpass the $30 million mark today. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $24.06 million five-day start of this year's Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation held steady in second place with $1.58 million. The 3D action sequel featuring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis increased a healthy 28 percent over Monday and was down 61 percent from last Tuesday's post-Easter inflated gross. G.I. Joe: Retaliation has grossed $89.26 million in 13 days and will top the $90 million mark today. The film is currently running 16 percent behind the $105.96 million 13-day gross of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Universal's Jurassic Park 3D grossed $1.32 million to remain in third. The 3D reissue of the Steven Spielberg directed 1993 blockbuster was up 22 percent over Monday. Jurassic Park 3D topped the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed $21.02 million in five days. The film is currently running 14 percent behind the $24.50 million five-day take of last year's The Phantom Menace 3D and continues to make up ground in the comparison. The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Jurassic Park currently stands at $378.09 million.

The Croods took in $1.14 million to continue to claim fourth place. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation increased 17 percent over Monday, but was down a sharp 71 percent from last Tuesday. With that said, the film should still be able to build momentum back up over the upcoming weekend given its appeal with family audiences. The Croods has grossed a stronger than expected $127.46 million in 19 days, thanks in part to terrific holding power.

FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.98 million. The break-out action thriller was up 32 percent over Monday and down just 41 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to strong holding power of its own, Olympus Has Fallen continues to exceed expectations with a 19-day take of $72.96 million.

Tags: Olympus Has Fallen, The Croods, Jurassic Park 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Evil Dead

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