How Did the New Freddy’s Opening Day Box Office Compare to Jason’s?

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010So, how did Platinum Dunes’ revamped Freddy do on opening day at the box office compared to their 2009 version of Jason? It turns out he trounced the competition but couldn’t quite top the numbers posted by PD’s Friday the 13th redux.

Per Box Office Mojo this is how things played out: Among the recent crop of horror remakes, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s opening day estimate of $15.8 million was second only to Friday the 13th (2009), which notched $19.3 million. Halloween (2007) nabbed $10.9 million on its first day while The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) grabbed $10.6 million, and the rest of the slashers were under $10 million. However, Nightmare’s start was not as well attended as Freddy vs. Jason, which pulled in the equivalent of $18 million adjusted for ticket price inflation.

Elm Street played on approximately 4,700 screens at 3,332 locations (including its midnight showings, which garnered around $1.6 million). If it follows the typical new horror release pattern, its opening weekend will likely end up at slightly less than $40 million (vs. F13‘s $40.57 million).

We’ll have the final estimates for you on Monday, but in the meantime keep posting your comments to our two very different reviews and click here for all our A Nightmare on Elm Street coverage to make sure you haven’t missed anything!

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  1. Its a real shame this piece of shit is gonna make enough money for the bastards to make a fucking crapy Sequel

    • They’d b stupid if they made a sequel to this movie, which even though I enjoyed it, was still a shitty movie.

      The way they did it with the not so secret plot twist, they cant really do much bmore if they do a sequle was even possible….

  2. I don’t really think this movie will make much more money then it has, I do hope it ends up beating out F-13 remake because that entire remake was oardon my french but it was a bunch of fucking bullshit it was more a Remake of the second one then the first and that was slightly upsetting for me…

    As I said in my review I enjoyed this movie but there was so much wrong with it to begin with, its not even funny.

    What would be artistic is if PD could produce a some what decent film with out using an already made charecter just to bring in the bucks.

    I get the need the cash but still I’d be more intrested in seeing something that might be border line cliche then I would another damn remake..

    Speaking of remakes and I know this is pretty off topic, but can anyone tell me if they’re actually doing a remake to Poltergist?

    • There’s been heavy rumblings for a while. Some have been mixed. Allegedly there’s going to be a big budget remake, some say it’s going to be a reboot, some have said they’re re-releasing the original, some say it’s going to be a sequel, but there isn’t any solid news just yet. It’s happening though whether we like it or not.
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Thats kind of upsetting, definatlly, not a movie I will ever see, the original still scares me shitless to this day.

        • Same here. I relinquished all nostalgic value from seeing it and it still entertains me a great deal. Such wicked effects and plays on childhood fears.
          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • Please don’t remind me. I’m dreading that remake. It will not turn out good. I have zero faith Platinum Dunes will ever turn out a good horror film. At least I have the original on DVD.
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  3. It was obvious Freddy 10 would be a hit. I mean the marketing was great, it’s a horror movie for the teens, and it’s Platinum Dunes. Those fucking hacks are just going to love this and move on to butchering other beloved properties. I hate that they all pretend to be these misunderstood artists, when it’s obvious to any sensible person with half a fucking brain that they’re just spin doctors butchering horror for the sake of the almighty dollar.

    Don’t kid yourselves, people. They’re not artists.

    Oh well.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • You seem to be one of the few that isn’t buying into their hype. Bravo.

      It’s hilarious how little they care.

      • No, it’s hilarious how little HORROR FANS care. That’s fucking rich. You want comedy? That’s comedy.
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • Whoaaa man..I’m a dedicated horror fan and I care plenty about the state of the genre. I just happen to disagree with the bad press. I really enjoyed the new ANOES. If you folks didn’t like it , power to you. To each their own. But let’s not issue forth with any bullshit generalizations that because another horror fan extracted an experience from the film which was more positive than your own that he or she is buying into hype and doesn’t care.

          “I’m saying that I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man…and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake.” – Seth Brundle

          • Nope, that “generalization” was not based solely on the attraction to PD movies, friend. And it applied to no one here in particular. It’s called venting.
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Cinema,

            Please don’t take offense. Like Terminal said, that was more me just venting. I’m glad you liked the NOES remake and I don’t think any less of any horror fan that does.

            I just don’t think the people at Platinum Dunes try very hard or really care all that much (with the exception of box office, that is) and, to me, their final products always prove to be lazy and underwhelming.

            When I hear them singing the same exact song before the release of every film (“we listen to the fans”, “this is our best film yet”, “we’re just fans ourselves”), it really irks me. I was really more just telling Terminal that I appreciate the fact that he doesn’t buy into their hype machine, but I wasn’t deriding anyone who dug the film.


          • Cinema, be offended or don’t be offended by my rant, I meant every word I said. I’m not prefacing every statement I make with a “No offense” to ease the crybabies. On that note, I agree with Masked Slasher. PD doesn’t know shit about horror and only give a crap about the big bucks like their daddy Michael Bay. They have no eye for art or originality, period. If you get a kick out of assembly line rehashes, then good, I’m glad for you, but I’m firm in my belief that the little care horror fans show these days is a circus, and a shameful one at that.
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  4. We all knew it would open big. That’s all PD cares about, after all.

    I just hope it drops off BIG in the wake of Iron Man 2.

    • Oh “Iron Man 2″ – *Swoons*

      I actually think that movie will beat “The Dark Night” opening weekend!

      • Can’t wait for Iron Man 2. Iron Man is my favorite super hero movie ever edging out the original Superman.

        • You’re going to LOVE the summer of 2012 Trip!! We’ll have the next Spider-Man, The Avengers, and now (just announced recently) the third installment of(the reinvented) Batman!

          • I’m excited for the new Batman for sure. I am definitely looking forward to the much needed Spidey reboot, and with the Avengers? Meh.

            Not to make a generalization.
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • They need Catwoman in the next Batman movie… Logically that makes sense too, now that Rachel Dawes is dead!

          • Catwoman needs to be in part three. Bruce needs a physical equal as well as sexual chemistry. She can provide a real challenge for him. Nolan could stage some amazing fight scenes between them and he wouldn’t make Batman look like a pussy like Burton did in Batman Returns. Catwoman and the Riddler I’d choose.
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • I’d do catwoman/ mr freeze because then you can play around with all the love themes…loss from rachel’s death, confusion in being into a woman who is on the wrong side of the law and mr freeze’s quest to save his wife by any means necessary. i don’t think they’d ever do freeze tho because they’ve been sticking to villains who can exist in a real world scenario…but it would make for an epic film.

          • Nolan has said he’s sticking to villains that can be portrayed as realistic, so Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and a few others are not being considered at all.
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • What about The Mad Hatter? He was never in any previous Batman movie It could work!

          • He hasn’t been yet, but could be.
            Then Savage Skull or The Werewolf!!
            We’ll get some Twilight fans into Batman.

          • No thank you. I don’t ever want Twilight fans liking anything I do but seriously Christian Bale sucks. I wish things wouldn’t have worked out the way they did and we could have gotten some movies with The Joker as the title character.

          • I would be really surprised if The Riddler wasn’t in the third Batman. It makes the most sense if you look at the series, so far, being the first and second acts of a three act story about Gotham. The whole arc seems to be set up for the city itself and the second ended, as do most second acts, being ‘the villains act’. The only one to come out marginally okay was Gordon. The third will be rebuilding, the city just like Wayne Manor. With Gordon in charge, with the mob in tatters and Batman now considered a danger the question is who will Gotham be now? I could see the Riddler playing into that, like a corporate image and the potential for Gotham to be shining on the outside but rotten in the core. Maybe a character like Deadshot would bring in the action, picking off the remaining mob members, leading to an interesting spin on who Batman needs to protect. I’m not a fan of Catwoman coming in but I suppose if she had a sort of rob from the rich give to the..well, her, angle rather than the revenge thing it could be fun. I can see Two Face still being a player in the story as well.

          • I saw a still of the new “THOR”!


          • I have a fever! And the only prescription is more cowbell!

          • I agree with that we need more Wolvarin, well X-menin genral will make me happy, I hear they’re suppoused to be makeing a movie called Deadpool which has something to do with Wolvarin I think…

        • I JUST finished watching IRON MAN 2. The end is fucking kick ass. Blows the end of the first one away! I will definitely be in a theatre this weekend to see it on the big screen. And they totally set us up for The Avengers!!!!! (I don’t think that’s a spoiler everyone knows it’s coming). You’ll love it Trip except Ving Rhames does horrible as Nick Fury, lol just playin’. And Scarlett Johansson….black leather outfit…..YUM!!!!!

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