A familiar scary face, Freddy Krueger, topped the Box Office this weekend. A remake of the 1984 “A Nightmare on Elm Street” debuted red hot — with an estimated $32.2 million — to become the number one film in the country. This fright franchise is apparently very much alive. It now includes 9 slasher films, novels, a TV show, and comic books. In the 2010 reboot/update Krueger is up to his old tricks of stalking and killing victims by first attacking them in their dreams. The horror flick stars Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, and Rooney Mara.
In second, the animated adventure fantasy “How to Train Your Dragon” with around $10.8 million. Next, a couple of romantic comedies. “Date Night” nabbed third with about $7.6 million. Close behind in fourth, earning $7.2 million, J-Lo and company in “The Back-Up Plan.”
Rounding out the top five, the new family comedy “Furry Vengeance,” which had trouble attracting an audience. It managed only $6.5 million in its debut. Brendan Fraser, Ricky Garcia, and Brooke Shields star in this film about some furry critters who launch a protest against a new development in the wilds of Oregon.