Weekend Box Office
1) Friday the 13th $42.2 million
2) He's Just Not That Into You $19.6 million
3) Taken $19.2 million
4) Confessions of a Shopaholic $15.4 million
5) Coraline $15.3 million
6) Paul Blart: Mall Cop $11.7 million
7) The International $10 million
8) The Pink Panther 2 $9 million
9) Slumdog Millionaire $7.1 million
10) Push $6.9 million
Jason took the box office this weekend, with his Friday the 13th earning an estimated $42.2 million dollars. That is the biggest weekend take of the year thus far, and it beats the cumulative earnings of any previous Friday the 13th ever released with the exception of Freddy vs. Jason. This is certainly good news for both producers Platinum Dunes and longtime fans, as they are pretty much guaranteed a sequel now that their favorite slasher has proven his ability to hack up the bank.
In the second and third place spots were two holdovers from previous weeks. The romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You dropped down one space to number two with another $19.6 million to its name. In just two weeks, this Valentine-themed charmer has earned an estimated $55 million. Coming in at third is the little Fox action film that has surprised many. Taken earned another $19.2 million, bringing its earnings up to $77.9 million. It should reach $100 million in the states before it completely drops off the top ten. Its current worldwide grosses stands at $146.9 million. That's a pretty decent take for a film that didn't really get any promotional push at all.
This week's other two major new releases didn't fair quite as well as their killer counterpart. Disney's consumer comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic dropped in at number four with $15.4 million. And Sony's bank thriller The International rested itself into the number seven position, only pulling in a lousy $10 million. We probably won't hear much from either of these two films in the coming weeks.