He came, he saw, he conquered the box office with the remake of the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Samuel Bayer’s take on the Wes Craven gem debuted at number one this week with over $32 million (we smell a sequel), followed by DreamWorks little engine that could How to Train Your Dragon with $10 million. Besides Elm Street, the only other major new release was Summit’s Furry Vengeance and it came in 5th place with just under $7 million to no one’s surprise. The film didn’t exactly have box office success written all over it.
Check out the rest of this week’s numbers…
- A Nightmare on Elm Street | N | WB/NL | Weekend Gross $32,205,000 | Average Per Theater $9,665 | Total Gross $32,205,000 | Week 1
- How to Train Your Dragon | LW 1 | P/DW | Weekend Gross $10,825,000 | Average Per Theater $3,160 | Total Gross $192,385000 | Film Budget $165 | Week 6
- Date Night | LW 3 | Fox | Weekend Gross $7,600,000 | Average Per Theater $2,457 | Total Gross $73,627,000 | Film Budget $55 | Week 4
- The Back-Up Plan| LW 2 |CBS | Weekend Gross $7,240,000 | Average Per Theater $2,207 | Total Gross $22,950,000 | Film Budget $35 | Week 2
- Furry Vengeance | N |Sum | Weekend Gross $6,500,000 | Average Per Theater $2,169 | Total Gross $6,500,000| Week 1
- The Losers | LW 4 |WB | Weekend Gross $6,000,000 | Average Per Theater $2,044 | Total Gross $18,125,000 | Film Budget $25 | Week 2
- Clash of the Titans (2010) | LW 6 | WB | Weekend Gross $5,980,000 | Average Per Theater $2,185 | Total Gross $154,036,000 | Film Budget $125 | Week 5
- Kick-Ass |LW 5 | Lionsgate | Weekend Gross $4,450,000 | Average Per Theater $1,751 | Total Gross $42,160,000 | Film Budget $30 | Week 3
- Death at a Funeral | LW 7 | Fox | Weekend Gross $4,000,000 | Average Per Theater $1,761 | Total Gross $34,777,000 | Film Budget $21 | Week 3
- Oceans| LW 8 | BV | Weekend Gross $2,600,000 | Average Per Theater $2,149 | Total Gross $13,500,000| Film Budget $80 | Week 2
It looks like How to Train You Dragon and Clash of the Titans plan on staying in the top ten for a very long time. Both films have earned well over 100 million dollars and currently have sequels in the works. Let’s see if they can hold on for another week before being bumped off by Iron Man 2!
What film did you go see last weekend?