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18 August 2003 @ 08:41 am
Power To The Slashers  
Now, this made me feel REALLY good.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of Hollywood's most infamous villains joined forces over the weekend to scare moviegoers and shock studio executives with a surprisingly strong No. 1 opening at the North American box office.

"Freddy Vs. Jason," a low-budget teen thriller, sold an estimated $36.4 million worth of tickets in its first three days since opening on Aug. 15, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. Going into the weekend, industry observers had forecast a bow in the $20 million range.

Last weekend's champion, the cop action movie "S.W.A.T.," slipped to a distant No. 2 with $18.6 million, taking its 10-day haul to $70.1 million.

The top-five contained two other new releases. "Open Range," a Western directed by and starring Kevin Costner, opened at No. 3 with a solid $14.1 million. The female-targeted comedy "Uptown Girls," starring Brittany Murphy, launched at No. 5 with $11.2 million, also a promising start for a film that cost less than $20 million to make.

In between, the Jamie Lee Curtis role-reversal comedy "Freaky Friday" slipped two places to No. 4 with $13.1 million in its second weekend. The 12-day total for the critically acclaimed film rose to $57.9 million.
Can't mess with the best, baby.
Current Music: Collide - Ocean
lilinchylde on August 18th, 2003 10:39 am (UTC)
i haven't seen it yet! have you?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 18th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
No, we were gonna see it this weekend, but schedules were full. Probably hitting a show this week.
lilinchylde on August 18th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
i was trying to determine whether or not i'd need my earplugs for the krueger blades. hahahah
evil little lawn gnomecaliban on August 18th, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
That so rocks!
I went and saw it over the weekend myself
so in some small 4.50 way i helped in making it that #1
I feal so proud
And of course the movie rocks
The Cynic: Disturbeddiscordian on August 18th, 2003 10:04 pm (UTC)
Freaky Friday, in addition looking like something I would go to great lengths to avoid seeing, has the "new and decayed" Jamie Lee Curtis. The years have not been overly kind to her yet despite being a bomb-shell with a little paint thrown on her, she insists on looking like a pound of canned dog shit.
Velvetacidgrrrlvelvetacidgrrrl on August 19th, 2003 04:50 am (UTC)
Ghetto theaters
I saw the last showing of this flick on opening night in a theater where caucasian was a minority and it was the best show I had seen, between the screaming girls, the You stupid bitch dn't go in there and the oh look she tripped and fell...hahahahahaha I was rolling.
You gotta see this and in a diverse crowd would be best
I love freddy
I Love Jason
I will never forget either