Summer Box-Office Nightmare Continues
For the second week in a row "Freddy vs. Jason" made a modest killing at the box office, maintaining its No. 1 spot and raking in an estimated $13.5 million over the weekend, the Reuters reports.
The slasher pic, starring the villains from two American horror institutions -- Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) from "Nightmare on Elm Street" and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) from "Friday the 13th" -- is the first film to hold the No. 1 slot for two consecutive weekends since "X2: X-Men United" in early May, according to the news service.
The next four movies in the Top 10 stayed the same since last weekend. The action drama "S.W.A.T." held the No. 2 slot. "Open Range," directed by and starring Kevin Costner, and the remake "Freaky Friday," starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, tied for third. ("Freaky Friday" had a slight edge according to Disney, which released both films.)
Newcomer "Medallion," starring Jackie Chan, placed fifth, knocking the critically panned Brittany Murphy whine-and-giggle fest "Uptown Girls" down to eighth. Murphy's ex Ashton Kutcher's new film, "My Boss' Daughter" -- which reportedly sat on shelves for two years before being released -- came in 10th place, but it did better than the Lisa Kudrow-as-rap-mogul vehicle "Marci X" which opened at No. 15.
Here's a rundown of the weekend's Top 10, according to studio estimates:
1. "Freddy vs. Jason," $13.45 million
2. "S.W.A.T." $10.8 million
3. (tie) "Freaky Friday," $9.4 million
3. (tie) "Open Range," $9.4 million
5. "The Medallion," $8.2 million
6. "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," $7.3 million
7. "Seabiscuit," $6.3 million
8. "Uptown Girls," $5.6 million
9. "American Wedding," $5.58 million
10. "My Boss's Daughter," $5 million
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