‘We were going to go to HBO Max’: Evil Dead Rise’s box office success rattled the star

Evil Dead Rise Star Alyssa Sutherland is in shock over the film’s box office success. The last entry in the evil Dead The franchise premiered in April and follows estranged sisters Ellie (Sutherland) and Beth (Lily Sullivan), who fight to protect their family from demonic entities known as the Deadites. Although intended for HBO Max, feedback from early screenings led to Evil Dead Rise get a theatrical release. Since its debut, the film has grossed over $100 million, along with relative acclaim from fans and critics.


In a recent interview with Initiated, Sutherland shares his reaction to the film’s box office success. The actor calls it “savage” and reflects on the initial plan to have Evil Dead Rise premiering on the streaming service. Read Sutherland’s box office comments for Evil Dead Rise below:

It’s so wild. Saying we were going to go to HBO Max and, instead, that’s the route he went… like, wait, what? I feel like a lot of people go to the movies more than once for that. This is so cool.

What Evil Dead Rise’s Box Office Means For The Franchise

Jessica coming out of the water in Evil Dead Rise

In its only opening weekend, Evil Dead Rise did more than the original 1981 film, taking second place at the box office and surpassing early predictions. The gore teased in its trailer caught the attention of longtime fans, and the film’s setting in a rundown Los Angeles apartment complex also seemed to attract new audiences. As for its place in the franchise, not only Evil Dead Rise now the highest-grossing installment, but it introduced different elements, including the location change and the third volume of the Naturom Demonto.

The success of Evil Dead Rise allows the series to expand in the future, and director Lee Cronin is already thinking about potential sequels. In the film, an earthquake revealed a hidden space under Ellie’s building where Danny (Morgan Davies) found the Book of the Dead, along with recordings made by a priest whose words freed the Deadites. Cronin previously explained that a Evil Dead Rise the sequel could explore these past events or see a priest battling multiple demons.

Sutherland’s reaction to the success of Evil Dead Rise, especially since it was intended for HBO Max, is exciting to hear. It’ll be interesting to see how the franchise’s fan base grows after this film’s release and if its survivors make another appearance in the future. With the enthusiasm that surrounds Evil Dead Riseand its box office performance, further installments seem likely.

Source: Insider

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