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Tuesday February 17, 2009 11:47 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Friday the 13th Slashes the Holiday Competition

Friday the 13th

Twelve turned out to be a lucky number for good old #13.

Blood-thirsty audiences helped push into the record books this holiday weekend. (There’s no better way to spend a Valentine’s Day than scared in your honey’s arms.) The franchise’s twelfth installment scared up $43.6 million over the last four days to become the top horror opener of all time. Friday also had the second best showing ever for a President’s Day weekend debut. (Ghost Rider pulled in $52 million in 2007.)

The horror film wasn’t the only newsmaker this February. , this week’s sixth-place finisher, added on another $13.8 million to officially break the $100 million mark. (The comedy currently stands at $112.3 million.) That’s the first time a January opener has ever done that.

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  1. Friday the 13th, Warner Bros., $43,585,449 (avg. $14,037)
  2. He’s Just Not That Into You, New Line, $22,329,489 (avg. $7033)
  3. Taken, 20th Century Fox, $21,821,805 (avg. $7019)
  4. Coraline, Focus Features, $18,851,635 (avg. $8126)
  5. Confessions of a Shopaholic, $17,809,053 (avg. $7104)
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sony, $13,574,024 (avg. $4578)
  7. The Pink Panther 2, Sony, $10,767,724 (avg. $3318)
  8. The International, Sony, $10,702,613 (avg. $4527)
  9. Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $8,705,948 (avg. $5328)
  10. Push, Summit Entertainment, $7,982,366 (avg. $3451)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)



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