Box Office: “Prom” goes to head of class

PROM NIGHT  went to the head of the nation’s box office this weekend. The remake of the ’80s slasher film made its debut with $22.7-million, easily outdistancing the weekend’s other debut, STREET KINGS, which opened with $12-million.

As for holdover sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films in the Top Ten…

NIM’S ISLAND slipped from second to fourth place in its sophomore session, earning $9-million for a two-week total of $25.28-million.

HORTON HEARS A WHO had a hearing loss of two decibels, from #4 to #6. The computerized comedy added $6-million to its five-week gross of $139.63-million.

THE RUINS crumbled from #5 to #8, with $3.25-million. After two weeks, the total stands at a meagre $13.41-million.

Finally, 10,000 B.C. dropped out of the Top Ten, slipping from tenth to twelfth place. With $1.5-million in weekend ticket sales, the box office crept up to $91.79-million.

Read the complete Top Ten here.

About Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.