But are the numbers really all that good?
Katie Cassidy (of Melrose Place) and co. headlined the Nightmare on Elm Street remake and the pic unsurprisingly came in at number one at the box office with $32.2 million. Kudos! But in comparison with other recent horror flicks, that amount isn't all that impressive...
Nightmare earned $15.8 mil on Friday, which is strong, but Friday the 13th raked in $19 mil last year and Hannibal earned $18 mil way back in 2001. Plus, the numbers then dropped toward the end of the weekend - probably because the film received wretched reviews, even by scary movie standards.
Are teens getting tired of slasher pics? It probably helped that Elm Street had Cassidy from MP and Kellan Lutz from the Twilight series in it, but did it help enough?
Think there should be a whole new Freddy Kruger franchise with Jackie Earle Haley?