'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
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