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Evil Dead Scares up $10.1 Million on Friday

Entertainment Weekly: The box office was alive thanks to the Evil Dead on Friday. The $17 million horror remake, from TriStar, FilmDistrict, and Ghost House took in a terrific $10.1 million on its debut Friday — the same amount that fellow horror release Mama earned in its first 24 hours en route to a $28.4 million weekend earlier this year. Evil Dead will likely be more frontloaded than that film due to built-in anticipation from fans of the 1981 original, but it could still earn about $27 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period.

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aDDicteD1331d ago

its a very good remake. i hope it gets more profit in the coming weeks, it is very rare to see a remake stand toe to toe with the original and i hope if ever there are more remakes to come they should try what evil dead did...they pay homage to the original, they even tried something new and it was somewhat unpredictable.

Sahil1328d ago

I was expecting a figure around 25m, but that ain't too low either.