Evil Dead Rise summons diabolical numbers from opening weekend box office

Evil Dead Rise is on track to pull in the most money at the global box office for the popular horror franchise.

Evil Dead Rise has been described as the year's scariest horror movie yet.

Lee Cronin's directive efforts have bore fruit following the premiere of the latest outing in the popular horror franchise.

According to Deadline, Evil Dead Rise is en route to pulling in $23 million at the domestic box office, a figure that surpasses its $19 million budget.

Warner Bros. Discovery hasn't published the official numbers yet but we're pretty sure it will do the same as Paramount and give Lee Cronin the greenlight to work on a sequel as soon as he's able.

Perhaps, more importantly, Evil Dead Rise has been a big hit among critics, with an 84% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 81% from audiences. It's not necessarily the highest score in the series, but it's close enough to its two best outings: 1987's Evil Dead 2 (87%) and 1981's The Evil Dead (85%).

Financially, Evil Dead Rise could make more than $100 million to surpass the record high for Evil Dead by Fede Álvarez's reboot.

We'd be surprised if Evil Dead Rise doesn't get a sequel.

All in all, the numbers aren't bad for a film initially meant as a direct-to-streaming release for HBO Max, which will undergo a rebrand next month.

Ultimately, it's been a good year for horror fans so far and we're not even halfway through the year yet let alone Halloween. M3GAN, Scream 6, and Knock at the Cabin have all done well at the global box office. With Evil Dead Rise joining that trio, we can only hope that the rest of the year has other films lined up that are meant to scare the bejesus out of movie audiences.

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