Warner Bros' 'Evil Dead Rise' secures second spot at the domestic box office with flashy numbers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: There is a rising of evil around us but people seem to be loving it as 2023's 'Evil Dead Rise' movie had a bumper opening at the box office. The Lee Cronin-helmed with the 'Evil Dead' mastermind Sam Raimi producing the film is obviously the fifth installment of the fan-favorite 'Evil Dead' series. Nevertheless, the big box office numbers have helped the movie to rise to the second spot at the domestic box office as the animated movie starring Chris Pratt, 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' has conquered the first place.
We suppose Warner Bros. is extremely cheerful with this box office result as the film has already surpassed its modest budget of 19 million dollars. Regardless, the new Cronin movie stars Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland as two estranged sisters trying to survive and save their family from demonic creatures. Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, and Nell Fisher (in her film debut) appear in supporting roles.
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According to Variety, 'Evil Dead Rise' had a respectable opening despite losing to 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' with a domestic debut of 23.5 million dollars. Speaking of 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' is jumping ever closer to 1 billion dollars in its third weekend in theaters as it has brought in another 58.23 million dollars domestically on its way to a global total of 871.83 million dollars. The ensemble voice cast of the animated adventure film includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen.
'Evil Dead Rise' outshines 3 major films at box office
As we know Guy Ritchie’s 'The Covenant' earned a solid 6.28 million dollars in its debut weekend. However, Cronin's 'Evil Dead Rise' was able to pass fellow newcomers, such as Guy Ritchie's 'The Covenant,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ari Aster's 'Beau is Afraid' which features the infamous 'Joker' actor, Joaquin Phoenix, and last but not the least, the period piece 'Chevalier'.
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