Friday Box Office – NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Wakes Up To $15.9 Million

     May 1, 2010


Freddy Krueger, the last of the classic horror headliners to get the full-on reboot treatment, slashed his way back into theatres on Friday.  Nightmare on Elm Street launched in 3,332 locations and rang up an estimated $15.9 million. That includes $1.6 million the redux took in from Thursday-midnight previews – a new horror movie best. Midnight records will be the only ones smashed on this Elm Street, however. Friday’s total is well below the $19.2 million opening for 2009’s Friday the 13th, the last big horror reboot release. A three-day total of $35 million is expected – good enough for first place even with a big Saturday drop off. The weekend’s other newbie, Furry Vengeance, couldn’t crack the top five. The comedy landed at number six with $1.7 million on Friday from its 2,997 locations. Full weekend details when you check back tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Nightmare on Elm Street $15,900,000 $15.9
2 How to Train Your Dragon $2,600,000 $184.1
3 Date Night $2,500,000 $68.5
4 The Back-Up Plan $2,400,000 $18.1
5 The Losers $2,000,000 $14.1
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