'Evil Dead' remake possesses top box office spot

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We love it when a paranormal film takes the top spot at the weekend’s box office, especially when it’s one we’ve been covering for so long. Fede Alvarez’s reboot of Evil Dead raked in an impressive $26 million domestically across 3,025 theaters this weekend and $30.5 million worldwide. It just edged out G.I. Joe Retaliation which took in $21.1 million.

For a film with such a limited audience, this is impressive. Horror films aren’t for everyone, especially ones that contain such massive amounts of gore.

The film cost only $17 million to produce so it’s already turned a nice profit. We have a feeling that it’ll do well next weekend as well since social media buzz has indicated that many are waiting until the hype dies down a bit before seeing the Bruce Campbell-produced film.

Were you brave enough to see Evil Dead this weekend? We’d love to know your thoughts.

-Larissa Mrykalo