Evil Dead Remake Debuts at No. 1 at the Box Office

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Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake raked in an estimated $26 million and a No. 1 ranking at the box office this weekend with its debut, according to The Associated Press.

But that’s just how the horror flick did in the United States. Worldwide, the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 demon-filled horror film has made $30.5 million, almost double that of Alvarez’s budget for it.

Alvarez didn’t just secure the original Evil Dead creators’ blessing to make the movie. Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and the star of the original Evil Dead movie series, Bruce Campbell, also all signed on to be producers for the 2013 remake.

Evil Dead stars Jane Levy from ABC’s teen comedy Suburgatory and Shiloh Fernandez.

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