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Box Office Review: What a Nightmare!

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Hundreds of thousands of moronic, cud-chewing Americans paid good money to see the new A Nightmare on Elm Street this weekend, allowing the unnecessary remake to easily claim the box office crown ($32.2M). Recent powerhouse How to Train Your Dragon slipped to a distant second ($10.8M | $192.3M), but still easily managed to hold off both the funny-ish Date Night ($7.6M | $73.6M) and the horrifying The Back-up Plan ($7.2M | $22.9M). As expected, newcomer Furry Vengeance suffered through an awful debut ($6.5M).

The appropriately titled The Losers led off the second half of the top 10 ($6M | $18.1M). After that it was the dreadful Clash of the Titans ($5.9M | $154M), the awesome Kick-Ass ($4.4M | $42.1M), the useless Death at a Funeral ($4M | $34.7M) and the trippy Oceans ($2.6M | $13.5M). In limited release, the absolutely magnificent (see below gallery) Rebecca Hall's Please Give opened strong despite being kind of whiny ($25,600 per theater). Harry Browne was solid in its first week ($9474) and deserves your business. Or he'll kill you.