Weekend box office: Freddy kills
Apparently moviegoers genuinely missed Freddy Krueger. Either that, or there was just nothing else to see at the movies over the past couple of days.
As I just mentioned, "Nightmare on Elm Street" not only took the no. 1 spot, it opened strong, taking in $32.2 million and, according to Box Office Mojo, bringing in nearly half of its weekend cash on Friday alone. Its performance certainly was boosted by the fact that, aside from a craptastic Brendan Fraser movie, it was the only new wide release. Of course, that all changes this coming weekend, when "Iron Man 2" thunders into theaters.
Speaking of that lousy Brendan Fraser movie, "Furry Vengeance" had a lousy opening weekend, making just $6.5 million. Guess families were still taking their kids to see "How to Train Your Dragon" instead, which dropped to second place with $10.8 million. The well-received, animated 3-D movie is inching closer to the $200 million mark.
Also wanted to note that "Date Night" has continued to do solid business, hanging strong in third place for the third straight week. This may prove that some adults really do want to see comedies about other adults. It also may prove that when people decide to go to the movies for a date night, the obvious choice is to see a flick called "Date Night."
The summer movie season officially gets underway this weekend with the arrival of "Iron Man 2." Does anything else even have a chance of beating it? Tell us by voting in the poll below:
| May 3, 2010; 9:40 AM ET
Categories: Movies, Pop Culture | Tags: Movies, Weekend Box Office
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