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Box Office Breakdown: Freddy Krueger a Theatrical Nightmare

Nightmare on Elm Street

Even though it’s a recurring dream, can still still scare up a few dollars.

Warner Bros.’ reboot of the horror classic clawed its way up to the top of the charts this weekend with a bloody good $32.9 million. Director Samuel Bayer’s first feature film more than tripled its nearest competitor while just falling shy of Freddy vs. Jason‘s $36 million open in 2003. (This installment did, though, top all other Elm street debuts.)

Meanwhile, it appears Brendan Fraser’s latest entry may have actually scared away audiences. , also starring Brooke Shields, only grossed $6.6 million over the last three days. Sadly, that amount was still higher than what Fraser generated in his last film…with Harrison Ford. (Extraordinary Measures unfolded to $6 million back in January.)

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  1. Nightmare on Elm Street, Warner Bros., $32,902,299 (avg. $9875)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks, $10,614,289 (avg. $3098)
  3. Date Night, 20th Century Fox, $7,577,352 (avg. $2450)
  4. The Back-Up Plan, CBS Films, $7,255,762 (avg. $2212)
  5. Furry Vengeance, Summit Entertainment, $6,627,564 (avg. $2211)
  6. The Losers, Warner Bros., $5,888,471 (avg. $2006)
  7. Clash of the Titans, Warner Bros., $5,855,368 (avg. $2139)
  8. Kick-Ass, Lionsgate, $4,515,940 (avg. $1777)
  9. Death at a Funeral, Sony Screen Gems, $4,123,105 (avg. $1816)
  10. Oceans, Disneynature, $2,564,843 (avg. $2120)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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