7 April 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Moviegoers eager for some old-fashioned thrills turned out in solid numbers this weekend for the Evil Dead remake and the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park 3D. Add in good performances from holdovers, and this was one of the stronger weekends of 2013 so far: the Top 12 earned an estimated $127.5 million, which is up nine percent from the same frame last year.Playing at 3,025 locations, Evil Dead took first place with an estimated $26 million. That ranks 10th all-time among horror remakes, and falls right in between Halloween ($26.4 million) and The Amityville Horror ($23.5 million). While it's not the top horror opening of the year*that title still belongs to Mama ($28.4 million)*it is at least noticeably above January remake/reboot Texas Chainsaw 3D ($21.7 million).This good opening is a tribute to strong execution all around from TriStar (a division of Sony) and FilmDistrict. In making the movie itself, they kept fans of the »


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