LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2013)-- Sunday studio estimates put the demonic horror remake "Evil Dead" at No. 1 at the weekend box office with a $26 million debut.
In a tight fight for second-place were two holdovers, the animated comedy "The Croods" and the action flick "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," both with an estimated $21.1 million.
Final numbers due out Monday will sort out which movie comes out ahead.
Steven Spielberg's 3-D debut of his dinosaur blockbuster "Jurassic Park" came in fourth with $18.2 million, which is on top of the $357.1 million domestic haul for "Jurassic Park" in its initial run in 1993.
Released by Sony's TriStar Pictures, "Evil Dead" added $4.5 million in 21 overseas markets, giving it a worldwide start of $30.5 million.