Box Office: Jason lives again

The new version of FRIDAY THE 13TH easily sliced and diced its way to the top of the box office. Making its debut in 3,105 North American theatres, the film earned an estimated $42.3-million. To put that number in perspective, in one weekend, FRIDAY THE 13TH has already matched the money earned by THE UNBORN in five weeks of release, and even if it drops precipitously in its second weekend, it will still easily surpass the $46-million earned by MY BLOODY VALENTINE.

As for holdovers…

CORALINE’s sophomore session netted $15.3-million, raising the two-week total to $35.6-million. The film dropped from third place to fifth.

PUSH skidded into tenth place, down from its debut at $6 a week ago, earning $6.9-million. Total is now $19.3-million.

THE UNINVITED dropped out of the Top Ten, going from #9 to #12. A $4.7-million weekend take lifted the three-week total to $24.1-million.

Read the complete results for the weekend Top Ten here.

About the Author

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.

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