New "Nightmare" scares up $32.2M to open on top

Freddy Kreuger beats the competition in this slasher flick remake's weekend debut


Associated Press
May 3, 2010 4:10PM (UTC)

Freddy Krueger is raking in cash at the box office again.

A remake of the slasher flick "A Nightmare on Elm Street" led the weekend with a $32.2 million debut. The movie features Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger, a psycho killer who stalks and slays victims in their dreams.

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Fright films typically drop steeply in their second weekends, since hardcore horror fans rush out to see them in the first few days. But the remake already is headed toward a solid profit after an opening weekend that roughly matched its modest production budget of just over $30 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, Brendan Fraser's family comedy "Furry Vengeance," bombed with just $6.5 million.


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