It also beat out another chick flick, Confessions of a Shopaholic and slashed competition of Taken and Coraline. Friday the 13th also set a record for a horror movie opening.
Although we're aware of the release date in conjunction with the Friday the 13th flick, this is a thirty year-old franchise!
Its most recent Friday the 13th film, Freddy vs. Jason, premiered at $36.4 million back in 2003. The very first Friday the 13th movie debuted in 1980 and racked in $39.7 million during its entire run. This figure includes the premiere weekend along with its entire stay in theaters.
It's an interesting time for horror films. Remember the Screamtriology from a few years ago? Scary movies seem to be making a comeback.
That said, Hollywood insiders are predicting a dip next weekend similar to the He's Just Not That Into You drop during its second weekend. Once moviegoers see the film the first time around, unlike its big sis Sex and the City: The Movie where moviegoers and fanatics saw it two and three times over, there's really no rush to see the SATC spin-off yet again.
However, He's Just Not That Into You still took in a respectible $19.6 million this weekend. Shopaholic and Isla Fisher didn't even place in the top four as Takencame in third place as it took in (get it? Ha!) $19.3 million bucks.
1. Friday the 13th, $42.2 Million
2. He's Just Not That Into You, $19.6 Million
3. Taken, $19.2 Million
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic, $15.4 Million
5. Coraline, $15.0 Million
6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $11.7 Million
7. The International, $10 Million
8. The Pink Panther 2, $9 Million
9. Slumdog Millionaire, $7.15 Million
10. Push, $6.93 Million
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