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The huge blockbuster opening this weekend was made 20 years ago, and the horror film is a remake of a classic from the 80s, but the box office is humming as if both of them were brand new. According to the early numbers at Deadline, both Jurassic Park 3D and Evil Dead had huge Fridays, with Evil Dead at the head of the pack. The horror remake from director Fede Alvarez made $11.5 million on Friday, setting it up for an estimated $27 million weekend and an easy first place.
Right behind it was the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, already one of the biggest blockbusters in history. The original opened to $47 million in 1993, but the 3D re-release of course won't get quite that close-- it made $7 million on Friday and is estimated for a $18 million weekend. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by holdovers, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation holding relatively strong in third place and the family-friendly The Croods right behind it.
We have wildly mixed feelings about Evil Dead around here, with Kristy ripping into it for our official review while Eric fell for it at SXSW. Given that it's getting a C+ Cinemascore from moviegoers, we're not the only ones who aren't sure how we feel. Let us know in the comments what you're seeing this weekend, and we'll have a full box office roundup for you on Sunday.
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