Nothing says “Be mine” like a warmed-over slasher remake, which means Friday The 13th cleaned up at the box office this Valentine’s weekend. Actually, the horror flick—which topped the chart this week—brought in nearly half of its $42.2 million weekend take on its eponymous opening day. Friday’s $19.4 million Friday take is almost equal to what this frame’s No. 2, He’s Just Not That Into You, took in over the whole weekend. The ensemble romantic comedy dropped down to No. 2 with $19.6 million in receipts, followed closely by Taken at No. 3 with $19.3 million.
Confessions Of A Shopaholic held it down for the ladies this weekend, debuting at No. 4 with $15.4 million, an estimated 74 percent of which came from female moviegoers, while the Clive Owen actioner The International debuted modestly at No. 7 with $10 million and an audience that was roughly 60 percent male.
The rest of the top 10 held up extremely well in this week’s huge frame—the highest-grossing February weekend on record—with several films making negligible percentage drops since last week. Coraline came in at No. 5 with $15.3 million, a less than 10 percent drop since its debut last week. Paul Blart: Mall Cop actually took in more receipts this weekend than last, but still bumped down a spot to No. 6 with $11.7 million. The Pink Panther 2 didn’t fare quite as well, dropping down to No. 8 from No. 4 in its second frame with $9 million. Slumdog Millionaire continued to ride its Oscar buzz to a $7.15 million take, placing it at No. 9. Push rounded out the top 10 with $6.93 in receipts in its sophomore weekend.
More detailed numbers can be found at boxofficemojo.com.
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