'Vampires Suck' opening tops boxoffice

11:50 AM PST 08/19/2010 by Gregg Kilday, AP

Parody overwhelms, taking in more than $4 million Weds.

Vampires are continuing to draw blood at the boxoffice.

The parody movie "Vampires Suck," the Regency production which Fox opened wide on Wednesday, shot to the top of the day's boxoffice chart, where it commanded the No. 1 spot for the day.

The movie, outpacing expectations, took in just over $4 million for the day as it bowed in 2,979 theaters before expanding to 3,232 locations on Friday.

Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the PG-13 rated movie stars Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter and Chris Riggi in a spoof of movies like the "Twilight" series and is now positioned to post an opening five-day number somewhere in the teen-million dollar range.
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