‘Evil Dead Rise’ Dominates Box Office with Impressive Opening
Director Lee Cronin has brought the Evil Dead franchise back strong with the release of Evil Dead Rise, the first film in the series in a decade. The movie made $23.5 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend. It wasn’t immediately clear how it would fair in its worldwide box office however. In a shock to no one Evil Dead Rise surpassed expectations by earning over $40 million worldwide during its debut weekend.
This included a $23.5 million domestic haul and an international debut of $16.8 million. With a production budget of only $19 million, the film is expected to turn a profit in the coming weeks. For comparison, the 2013 release of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead made $25 million domestically in its opening weekend, ultimately grossing $54 million in the US and $97 million globally.
It’s safe to say that we will definitely be hearing more about deadites and books of the dead from the studio. Lee Cronin has already teased a crossover event with Ash and Mia. The film was initially set to release straight to streaming, but thankfully received a theatrical release, and it was definitely worth it just based on its box-office numbers.
What are your thought on Evil Dead Rise and did you enjoy the film?