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.
|1||Nightmare on Elm Street||$15,900,000||$15.9|
|2||How to Train Your Dragon||$2,600,000||$184.1|
|4||The Back-Up Plan||$2,400,000||$18.1|