Mightmare on Elm Stree: Bad Reviews, Great Bo-Office

May 1, 2010–The R-rated reboot of the horror picture "Nightmare on Elm Street."  occupied the No. 1 spot at the box office with an estimate of $15.9 million at 3,332 locations, far outpacing any other films in the top 10. The estimated figure for the reimagined film includes numbers from Thursday night's midnight showings, which account for $1.6 million in ticket sales.
 
The closest competitor to "Nightmare" was the Paramount -DreamWorks Animation 3D toon "How to Train Your Dragon," which took in an estimate of $2.6 million in 3,426 engagements.
 
Fox's "Date Night" was in the No. 3 slot, with an estimate of $2.5 million in 3,093 runs. "The Back-up Plan," a Jennifer Lopez starrer from CBS Films, grabbed the No. 4 spot with an estimate of $2.4 million in 3,280 runs.
 
Rounding out the top 5 was the Warner Bros. pic "The Losers," which gathered about $3 million at 1,923 locations.
 
Brendan Fraser's kid-friendly "Furry Vengeance," a new release from Summit, landed at No. 6 with an estimate of $1.7 million in 2,997 runs.
 
Another 3D pic, Warner Bros. "Clash of the Titans," was No. 7 spot with an estimate of $1.6 million in 2,737 runs.  In the bottom three were Lionsgate's "Kick-Ass" with about $1.4 million in 2,542 engagements, Sony's "Death at a Funeral," with about $1.25 million, and Disneynature's "Oceans," with about $829,000 in 1,210 runs.

 

 

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