Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2013 18:45
The reboot of the horror classic "Evil Dead" slayed its rivals in its opening weekend, topping the North American box office with $25.8 million in ticket sales, industry figures showed Monday.
"Evil Dead," a reinvention of Sam Raimi's cult 1981 film about a group of friends hunted by demons in the woods, bested action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" which made $20.9 million.
Stone-age cartoon "The Croods," DreamWorks Animation's latest family crowd pleaser, dropped to third spot with $20.7 million, according to tracking agency Exhibitor Relations.