‘Evil Dead Rise’ Reaches Franchise-High $100M Mark

by Thomas Tuna

They’re still rising.

Evil Dead Rise had a memorable third weekend at the box office, placing third in the domestic race (behind blockbusters Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Super Mario Bros Movie), and topping the $100-million mark globally, according to a report on Deadline.

The latest entry in the  popular Evil Dead franchise now ranks as the highest-grossing installment in the blood-soaked series, beating out the fourth film’s $97-million total.

For this weekend, the movie earned $5.6 million from 3,000 theaters, bringing its domestic haul so far to a cool $54 million.

Evil Dead Rise–written and directed by Lee Cronin–follows Beth (Lily Sullivan) when she visits her older sister Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland) in Los Angeles. But this West Coast swing goes south when the sisters discover a mysterious book hidden in Ellie’s apartment building–a book that unleashes a horde of demons that forces Beth to fight for her life.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Evil Dead film franchise.

 

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