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.


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.

Associated Press

MORE FROM Associated Press

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

A Nightmare On Elm Street Box Office Report Movie News Movies


Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •