“Friday The 13th” No. 1 Weekend Box Office Opening ($42.2 Million)


Wondering what movie was tops at this weekend’s box office?

Looks like it was blood and guts over hearts and flowers this Valentine’s Weekend as a remake of the classic 1980 slasher flick Friday The 13th opened in the No. 1 spot, taking in $42.2 million.

Released by the Warner Bros. banner New Line Cinema, “Friday the 13th” updates the grisly story of killer and his rampage among youths at a secluded summer camp.

On opening day — which fell on Friday The 13th — the tale of Jason Voorhees and his rampage on the sex-crazed counselors of Camp Crystal Lake pulled in $19.4 million.

“It’s a great title, and it was a great weekend to open. We had Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day,” says Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros. “I’ve seen it play a number of times, and the audience is with it the whole way. A lot of screams and a lot of laughs.”

Here’s how the Weekend Top 10 rounded out:

1. “Friday the 13th,” $42.2 million.

2. “He’s Just Not That Into You,” $19.6 million.

3. “Taken,” $19.3 million.

4. “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” $15.4 million.

5. “Coraline,” $15.3 million.

6. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $11.7 million.

7. “The International,” $10 million.

8. “The Pink Panther 2,” $9 million.

9. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $7.2 million.

10. “Push,” $6.9 million.

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