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The animated cast appear in a scene from the 2013 film The Croods. - Provided courtesy of Dreamworks

'Evil Dead,' 'The Croods' dominate weekend box office - See full report

04/07/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

The weekend box office belongs to Fede Alvarez's horror flick, "Evil Dead," and Dreamworks' animated film, "The Croods."

The thriller movie, which was released on April 5, debuted to an impressive $26 million domestially, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is a remake of the 1981 classic and took in $4.5 million overseas, making its global cume $30.5 million.

The film follows five friends who head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a "Book of the Dead" leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. The R-rated film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas.

In the No. 2 spot is Disney's animated comedy "The Croods," which earned $21.1 million in its third week.The star-studded film, which was released on March 29, now has a worldwide cume of $332.6 million -- according to the website. The movie now stands as only the second title of 2013 to cross the $300 million mark with its global sales.

The 3D film chronicles the journey of the world's very first prehistoric family who go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. The movie features the voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds.

In third place is the action film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which earned $21.1 million in its second week, according to the outlet. The film raced past the $200 million mark in the global box office, garnering a total global haul of $231.9 million.

The trailer for the film was released in April 2012, debuting Bruce Willis as a franchise newcomer. Willis plays General Joe Colton, who leads a U.S. special forces attack against the soldiers. The film also stars actors Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Ray Stevenson and RZA.

The film franchise follows the G.I. Joe's and their battles against numerous threats. In the 2013 film, the soldiers are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but are also forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

(See photos from the film's star-studded premiere.)

Universal's 3D release of "Jurassic Park" nabbed the No. 4 spot, earning $18.2 million domestically, according to the website. The Steven Spielberg film, which was re-released 20 years after originally coming out in theaters, garnered $3 million in sales overseas, making its week one total $21.2 million.

In the No. 5 spot is the political thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," which earned $10.04 million domestically, making it one of the few R-rated action pictures of the year to work so far, according to the outlet. The film, which cost $70 million to produce, has earned over $71.1 million worldwide.

The thriller flick, which features Gerard Butler as a disgraced presidential guard who is called back into action when North Korean terrorists take over the White House, also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo and Ashley Judd.

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