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Friday The 13th hacks into the US box office

The re-imagined take on Friday The 13th has shot straight to the top of the US box office this weekend, making a record $42.2 million during the first three days of the four-day President’s Day weekend across the pond.

Jason Voorhees' record haul will mean he snatches the R-rated movie opening record – and the low-budget slasher has already made its main production costs back.

Somewhere, the sequel has already been greenlit, and producer Michael Bay is having a poster boasting the box office figure commissioned for his office.

In its second week, He’s Just Not That Into got a welcome boost of Valentine’s Day traffic, making $19.6 million and holding out against both Taken (which showed sleeper hit legs with $19.2 million despite being out three weeks) and newcomer Confessions Of A Shopaholic, which could only manage $15. 4 million for fourth place.

Stop motion ‘toon Coraline, meanwhile, held up fairly well, slipping a couple of places to round out the top 5 with $15.3 million.

  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)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo ]