Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: What a Nightmare!

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

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.