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'Evil Dead' rises again with $26M box-office stake

The Associated Press, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 9:05am (PDT)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Resurrected demons and resurrected dinosaurs are helping to put some life back into the weekend box office.

Sunday studio estimates put the demonic horror remake "Evil Dead" at No. 1 with a $26 million debut.

In a tight fight for second-place were two holdovers, the animated comedy "The Croods" and the action flick "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," both with an estimated $21.1 million. Final numbers Monday will sort out which movie comes out ahead.

Steven Spielberg's 3-D debut of his dinosaur blockbuster "Jurassic Park" came in fourth with $18.2 million. That's on top of the $357.1 million domestic haul for "Jurassic Park" in its initial run in 1993.

Released by Sony's TriStar Pictures, "Evil Dead" added $4.5 million in 21 overseas markets, giving it a worldwide start of $30.5 million.

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