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Weekend Box Office: Dominated By A Remake, A Re-Release, And A Sequel

By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  This weekend, multiplexes were for revisiting, as three of the top four attractions were a remake, a re-release, and a sequel.

Evil Dead was alive at the box office in the form of a horror redo of the 1981 original about demonic possession.  It debuted in first place at the box office, earning an estimated $26 million in its first weekend.

Holdovers tied for the next spot:

The animated adventure, The Croods, and the action-thriller sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, each took in $21 million.

Fourth place, at $18 million, went to the re-release of the Steven Spielberg thriller, Jurassic Park, in 3D.

Overall, with six films breaking the $10-million mark, the box office was up over last year’s counterpart total.

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