The box office was ablaze with excitement as the highly-anticipated “Super Mario Bros. Movie” continued to dominate for the second week in a row. This time around, it managed to rake in an impressive $32 million, adding to its already record-breaking numbers. However, the real shocker was the debut of “Evil Dead Rise,” which managed to scare up $23.5 million in its opening weekend.
Directed by Lee Cronin and produced by Sam Raimi, “Evil Dead Rise” marks the fourth installment in the popular horror franchise. The film follows two estranged sisters who reunite in their hometown only to find themselves fighting for survival against a horde of demonic creatures.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, moviegoers flocked to theaters to witness the intense horror action, which features a strong cast including Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, and Jessica Lucas. The film was praised for its relentless scares and thrilling set pieces, cementing its place as a worthy addition to the franchise.
Meanwhile, “Super Mario Bros. Movie” continued its reign at the box office, thanks to its nostalgic appeal and star-studded cast. Featuring the likes of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Jack Black, the film follows the iconic plumber as he sets out on a quest to save the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil Bowser.
While the film has received mixed reviews from critics, audiences have been loving it, with many praising its humor, action, and heart. The film’s success is also a testament to the enduring popularity of the Mario franchise, which has been a staple of gaming culture for decades.
Overall, the box office continues to prove that audiences are hungry for new and exciting content, whether it’s the latest horror movie or a beloved video game adaptation. With plenty of exciting releases on the horizon, including “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “The Batman,” it’s clear that the future of cinema is looking bright.