Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" remake spooked up an early lead at the weekend box office. The horror flick opened Friday to $11.9 million across 3,025 theaters. "Evil Dead," which stars Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez, among others, has received a CinemaScore of C+ from moviegoers. THR puts "Evil Dead" on pace for a $27 million weekend.
Also opening this week was "Jurassic Park 3D." The modern showing of the 1993 film made $7 million on Friday across 2,771 theaters. This puts "Jurassic Park" on pace for a $18.5 million weekend, THR reports. Over the course of its original box office run, "Jurassic Park" reached a total domestic gross of $364.1 million.
Taking the number three spot on Friday was "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis, among others, "G.I. Joe" made $6.4 million at 3,734 theaters. Earning a CinemaScore of A- from moviegoers, "G.I. Joe" has made $71.96 million since its release.
Rounding out the top five for Friday was "The Croods" and "Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor." "The Croods" came in fourth on Friday, making $6 million across 3,879 theaters. The animated flick features the voices of Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicolas Cage. "The Croods" has earned $110.7 million since its release. "Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" made $3.4 million at 2,047 theaters. The drama has reached a total domestic gross of $31.78 million.
18. The Mom from 'The Sixth Sense'
It's just safer to wet the bed.
17. The Shadow Demons from 'Ghost'
Everyone remembers "Ghost" for its sweet romance, but let's not forget the genuinely unnerving creatures that wail in terror as they drag your soul to eternal damnation. Totally '90s!
16. Katie in 'Paranormal Activity'
The mystery surrounding Katie and Kristi's hauntings are still being unraveled, but in the meantime, it's best to never go back to sleep. Ever.
15. Blake and the Pirates from 'The Fog'
One of John Carpenter's most-underrated movies is an old-school tribute to every creepy campfire tale you've ever heard.
14. The Headless Horseman from 'The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad'
Disney: frightening children everywhere since your grandparents were little.
13. Tomas from 'The Orphanage'
Tomas was a little boy with a deformed face who drowned after being tormented by his peers. Just like Jason Voorhees! He's off to a great start!
12. Joseph from 'The Changeling'
Joseph has a valid reason for being so vengeful, so it's best to stay on his good side.
11. The Minion from 'The Sentinel'
<em>What did she think was going to happen when she walked up to him?</em>
10. The Librarian from 'Ghostbusters'
Even if the movie is a comedy classic, that first ghostly experience is terrifying jolt.
9. Hill House from 'The Haunting'
Every movie that uses the "less is more" approach for scares takes it cues from this gothic masterpiece.
8. The Daughter from 'The Others' '
Nicole Kidman is a far braver person than we could ever be. Sorry daughter, but the moment we see the wrinkly hand, you're on your own.
7. The Old Woman from 'House on Haunted Hill' (1959)
This might be the jumpiest of all "jump" scares.
6. The Lamia from 'Drag Me to Hell'
That's the drawback with gypsy curses: they're just as horrific in broad daylight.
5. The Candyman from 'Candyman'
If our choice is either the Candyman or a swarm of bees... we'll take the Candyman.
4. The Man from 'Carnival of Souls'
This moody, dream-like cult hit from the '60s proves that the only downside to surviving a near-death accident is being chased by a ghoulish weirdo that only you can see.
3. Sadako from 'Ringu'
Sure Samara may have freaked people out in the big-budget Hollywood remake, but the Japanese originator is spine-shivering.
2. The Beast from 'Poltergeist'
1. The Twins from 'The Shining'