'Final Destination' tops Friday boxoffice
Death stalked the multiplex in North America on Friday as Warner Bros.' new horror tale "The Final Destination" took the top spot with an estimated $10.9 million.
The R-rated film directed by David R. Ellis, with gory episodes that unspool in 3D, set down in 3,121 theaters, where it should claim a mid-$20 million haul over the weekend. It's easily the biggest installment for the nine-year-old franchise.
It aced the weekend's other debuting horror tale, "Halloween II," from the Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Films label.
Director Rob Zombie's second turn at the "Halloween" helm took in $7.6 million for the day in 3,025 locations, less than the opening-day take of his "Halloween" in 2007.
Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock," the R-rated trip back to the famed counterculture happening, set up shop in 1,393 locations, where it picked up $1.2 million for a ninth-place showing.
The Weinstein Co. also claimed the third spot as Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" entered its second weekend with $5.9 million, down 59% from its opening day.
Rounding out the top five, Sony's sci-fi parable "District 9," now in its third weekend, ranked fourth with $3 million.
In fifth place, Paramount's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took in $2.3 million
- John Oliver on the Luxurious 'Freedom' of HBO, His Complicated Relationship With NYC
- The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014
- Cannes Preview: The Hot Movies in the Running to Hit the Croisette
- CBS' $67 Million Man: Does Leslie Moonves' Moolah Make Sense?
- T.D. Jakes on Bringing God to Hollywood and Brushing Off Criticism From Cynics
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- ‘True Detective' Is HBO's Most Watched First-Year Series Ever, Passes 'Game Of Thrones'
- The Real Story Of Piper And Alex From 'Orange Is The New Black' Will Surprise You
- Conan Shows 'Rare Footage' Of Jesus Christ's Married Life
- Texas Spitfire Abbie Evans Fights Epidermolysis Bullosa In Cary Bell's Butterfly Girl
- Elizabeth Olsen Has to Shred Her 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Scripts!
- Kate Bosworth & Camilla Belle Step Out for Jimmy Choo's CHOO.08 Launch Party!
- Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike to 'W Magazine': I Have to Prove I'm as Dark as David Fincher Thinks I Am!
- Miley Cyrus Forced to Cancel St. Louis 'Bangerz' Tour Stop Due to Extended Hospital Stay