Update: Article and chart updated with final actual numbers.
A Nightmare on Elm Street opened to a solid $32.902 million, in line with expectations (even with horrible reviews–14% on Rotten Tomatoes) and similar to other horror remakes, although not as strong last last year’s Friday the 13th ($40.57M). How to Train Your Dragon slipped to second place with an estimated $10.614 million ($192.174M cume) and Date Night stayed in third with $7.577 million ($73.627M cume).
Looking at the daily numbers, ‘Nightmare’ will probably fade away fast. The film took in an estimated $15.835 million, but slid 33.3% on Saturday with $10.56 million and is projected to drop another 45% on Sunday to $5.81 million.
Furry Vengeance was the only other new release this week and the film flopped in fifth place with just $6.628 million. Rounding out the top five was The Back-Up Plan in fourth place ($7.256M / $22.963M cume). Another notable observation for the weekend is that Clash of the Titans crossed the $150 million mark domestically ($153.911M cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.
Weekend Chart for April 30 – May 2, 2010:
|MOVIE TITLE||WEEKEND GROSS||% CHANGE||THEATERS||CHANGE||TOTAL GROSS|
|1||A Nightmare on Elm Street||$32,902,299||NEW||3,332||NEW||$32,902,299|
|2||How to Train Your Dragon||$10,614,289||-30.9%||3,426||-239||$192,173,750|
|4||The Back-Up PLan||$7,255,762||-40.5%||3,280||-||$22,963,517|
|7||Clash of the Titans||$5,855,368||-34.4%
|9||Death at a Funeral||$4,123,105||-48.6%
Sources: Box Office Mojo