evil dead friday box office 'Evil Dead' scares up big Friday box office numbersThe remake of “Evil Dead” brought horror fans out in force on Friday (April 5), snagging the top box-office spot in the process.

The movie, produced by original “Evil Dead” director and star Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, earned $11.9 million on Friday (including $1.8 million from late-night shows on Thursday). It’s now on pace to make $25 million or more for the weekend, ahead of initial projections of around $20 million.

The 3D rerelease of “Jurassic Park” took second place Friday with an estimated $7 million haul. That’s in line with what forecasters were predicting and should put it on par with the $17.3 million “Titanic 3D” made on the same weekend last year.

Last weekend’s top movies, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” ($6.7 million) and “The Croods” ($5.8 million), dropped to third and fourth on Friday. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation” rounds out the Top 5 with $3.4 million. 

Posted by:Rick Porter