At The Movies: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reboot Slashed Competition At The Box Office

By Tim Boswell  |  05/03/2010

Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 movieThe 2010 "Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot slashed through the competition at this weekend's box office, beating previous #1 "How to Train Your Dragon" and the new release "Furry Vengeance."

Although the audience got a new Freddy Krueger, actor Jackie Earle Haley made the role his own and the draw at the box office proved it. According to Sunday box office figures, the new "Nightmare" raked in $32.2 million ... $20+ million over the #2 flick "How to Train Your Dragon."

Last weekend's top movie, "How To Train Your Dragon," took in $10.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $192 million.

Steve Carell and Tina Fey's comedy, "Date Night", held steady at #3 with $7.6 million; and "The Back-Up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez, landed at #4 in its second weekend with $7.2 million.

And closing out the top 5 was the new family comedy "Furry Vengeance", taking in $6.5 million.

That wraps things up this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the highly anticipated "Iron Man 2" sequel.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1 - "A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)," $32.2 million.
2 - "How to Train Your Dragon," $10.8 million.
3 - "Date Night," $7.6 million.
4 - "The Back-Up Plan," $7.2 million.
5 - "Furry Vengeance," $6.5 million.
7 - "The Losers," $6 million.
6 - "Clash of the Titans (2010)," $5.9 million.
8 - "Kick-Ass," $4.4 million.
9 - " Death at a Funeral (2010)," $4 million.
10 - "Oceans," $2.6 million.