“Friday the 13th” tops box office


Friday the 13th” led ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters during President’s Day weekend, beating out Valentine’s Day favorites “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “He’s Just Not That Into You“.

The remake of the 80’s slasher flick opened across North America with $42.2 million, from 3,105 theaters through Sunday.

“Friday the 13th” updates the gruesome tale of killer Jason Voorhees and his rampage among youths at a private summer camp.

The film was directed by Marcus Nispel, who shot the hit 2004 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Watch the trailer below:

Here’s the list of the Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for February 13-15:

1. “Friday the 13th” – $42.2 million

2. “He’s Just Not That Into You” – $19.6 Million

3. “Taken” – $19.3 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” – $7.2 million

10. “Push” – $6.9 million

* Box office estimates provided by Ace Sowbiz.