So, 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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