It was a good weekend for Friday the 13th‘s newest chapter in its seemingly endless series. It opened this weekend with a whopping $42.5 million, the highest grossing opening weekend for a horror movie, ever. Pretty impressive.
The rest of the top five were:
Friday the 13th
He’s Just Not That Into You (1st spot last week)
Taken (2nd spot last week)
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Coraline (4th spot last week)
There really wasn’t all that many good movies opening this past weekend, so it’s no wonder the horror movie took top honors. It is surprising, however, that on Valentine’s weekend, that many guys convinced their girlfriends/wives to see a horror movie.
When I saw Taken a few weeks ago, I knew it was going to be the number one movie on its opening weekend. It’s a fantastic flick, and the amount of trailer runnings on every station that TV has to offer certainly helped.
Taken knocks Paul Blart: Mall Cop out of its top sport, that it held for the past two weeks.
The top 5 movies, by box office take, this weekend: