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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,075,011Details
International Box Office $54,654,610
Worldwide Box Office $117,729,621
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,052,379 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,614,251 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,666,630
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 30th, 2010 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: October 5th, 2010 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language
(Rating bulletin 2117, 4/21/2010)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Franchise: Nightmare on Elm Street
Comparisons: vs. Carrie
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Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,662 $28,805 Jul 9, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,785 $40,476 Jul 2, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,564 $80,064 Jun 25, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,552 $120,397 Jun 18, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,516 $72,647 Jun 11, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,050 $212,442 Jun 4, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,324 $922,804 May 28, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,915 $2,321,388 May 21, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,556 $4,657,190 May 14, 2010 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 639 $50,078,090 May 7, 2010 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,174 $9,119,389 May 7, 2010 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 931 $6,575,371 May 2, 2010 3
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $32,902,299 Apr 30, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 404 $32,902,299 Apr 30, 2010 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 562 $32,902,299 Apr 30, 2010 3
Widest Opening Weekend 449 3,332 Apr 30, 2010 3
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 357 $10,590,972 May 1, 2010 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 765 $10,590,972 May 1, 2010 2
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 32 $15,735,956 Apr 30, 2010 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 279 $15,735,956 Apr 30, 2010 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 923 $15,735,956 Apr 30, 2010 1

Cast

   Freddy Krueger
Kyle Gallner    Quentin Smith
Rooney Mara    Nancy Holbrook
Katie Cassidy    Kris Fowles
Thomas Dekker    Jesse Braun
Kellan Lutz    Dean Russell
Clancy Brown    Alan Smith
Connie Britton    Dr. Gwen Holbrook
Lia Mortensen    Nora Fowles
Julianna Damm    Little Kris
Christian Stolte    Jesse's Father
Katie Schooping Knight    Creepy Girl #1
Hailey Schooping Knight    Creepy Girl #2
Leah Uteg    Creepy Girl #3
Don Robert Cass    History Teacher
Kurt Naebig    Dean's Father
Kyra Krumins    Little Nancy
Brayden Coyer    Little Jesse
Max Holt    Little Dean
Andrew Fiscella    Inmate
Bob Kizer    Swim Coach
Pete Kelly    Officer
Jason Brandstetter    County Jail Cop
Rob Riley    Minister
Scott Lindvall    Paramedic
Dominick Coviello    Pharmacist
Parker Bagley    Paxton (Friend in Diner)
Jennifer Robers    Dean's Mom
Tania Randall    Nurse
Logan Stalzer    Little Logan
Christopher Woods    Little Christopher

Production and Technical Credits

Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Composer    Steve Jablonsky

DVD Sales: Karate Chops Competition, But Beast Feeling Blu

October 19th, 2010

Several films could claim to be the champion of the home market this week, including one of the many new releases. The Karate Kid opened on top of the DVD sales chart with 1.22 million units compared to Iron Man 2 with 1.10 million units. However, the latter topped the former in terms of consumer spending at $22.15 million to $20.80 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 5th, 2010

October 5th, 2010

One of the busiest weeks on the DVD / Blu-ray release report; in fact, I set a record for most reviews in a single week. With so much competition, one might think it would be tough picking the Pick of the Week, but that was not the case, as Beauty and the Beast - Blu-ray / DVD Combo walked away with that distinction. The only other release that really came close to it was Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas, while there are about a dozen or so other releases worth picking up on this week's list. More...

International Details: Box Office as a Strong Indian Flavor

June 13th, 2010

Rajneeti was the second Indian film within a few weeks to open strong on the global scene. Internationally, it earned third place with $11.01 million on 925 screens in 16 markets, which is an excellent start for this type of film. After Kites opened respectively well, it quickly collapsed. Thanks to a higher than average production budget, it will end up costing the studio money. However, this film is already well on its way to profitability and hopefully it will show much better legs. More...

International Details: Sex Debuts in Second

June 6th, 2010

Sex and the City 2 started its international run in second place with $23.98 million on 2739 screens in 18 markets for a total opening of $27.11 million. The film's biggest opening came in the U.K., where it made $8.93 million on 530 screens, 24% more than the original's opening. It had the biggest opening of the year in Germany with $5.90 million on 736 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.72 million. This was 23% higher than the original managed. On the other hand, it only saw 4% growth in Italy, with $2.4 million on 499 screens. This is not enough to keep pace with inflation. However, it is still better than it managed here. More...

International Details: Iron Shines Brighter than Predecessor

May 30th, 2010

Iron Man 2 is starting to see sharp declines in its theater count, but it still hit a major milestone during the past weekend. It added $13.90 million on 8739 screens in 55 markets for a total of $269.30 million internationally, which is just ahead of the total earned by Iron Man. Additionally, the film reached the half billion dollar mark with total ticket sales of $520.32 million worldwide. By the time it opened in Japan on the 11th, it will have surpassed its predecessor on the worldwide stage, while it has likely already broken even at this point. More...

International Details: Iron No Longer Golden, But Still Rich

May 23rd, 2010

Iron Man 2 slipped to second place with $30.47 million on 10,223 screens in 57 markets for a total of $245.75 million internationally and $456.95 million worldwide. While this is impressive, its per theater average has become very weak and the competition is heating up. Look for sharp declines in the film's screen count over the next few weeks. That said, the original Iron Man earned a total of $264 million internationally and it is likely that the sequel has already topped that figure. It has also likely topped $500 million worldwide, while $600 million globally is a safe bet, so there's no reason for the studio to worry about shedding screens at this point. The film's biggest individual market so far is still the U.K. where it has made $25.80 million, including $2.30 million on 491 screens this past weekend. South Korea is right behind with $2.11 million on 600 screens over the weekend and $25.27 million after two. More...

Robin Hood Rich, but Can't Top Tony Stark

May 17th, 2010

The overall box office this past weekend was adequate. While three of the top five films were unable to match Thursday's predictions, none were off by a significant degree. All combined, the box office brought in $139 million, which was down 22% compared to last week. Again, this was expected. Compared to last year it was higher, but by a mere 1.3%. Not enough to keep pace with inflation. Year-to-date, 2010 is still ahead of 2009 at $3.85 billion to $3.62 billion. However, due to the influx of 3D ticket sales and the much higher ticket prices they command, attendance is actually down by a fraction of a percent. It's nothing to worry about at the moment, but it is still interesting. More...

International Details: Another Milestone for Alice

May 16th, 2010

For the fourth weekend in a row, Alice in Wonderland remained in second place, this time adding $13.28 million on 3843 screens in 54 markets for a total of $630.30 million internationally and $961.15 million worldwide. Since last week it has crossed the $600 million milestone on the international scene, making it just the 13th film to do so. It is now the seventh highest grossing film of all time. The film's per screen average has declined enough that it will likely shed screens and markets rather quickly. That said, if the worst thing you can say about a movie's box office run is, "It might not make it to $1 billion!" then the film is a massive success. More...

Robin Hood Ready to Steal the Box Office Crown?

May 13th, 2010

The second weekend in May tends to be weak at the box office; for instance, it was the second weekend of May that saw the release of Speed Racer and Poseidon, just to name two recent examples. It is unlikely that Robin Hood will do that poorly at the box office; in fact, it might open with more than Speed Racer made in total. If it can, it will go a long way towards helping 2010 keep pace with last year. But even if it does, it will likely have to settle for second place. More...

Iron Golden, but Not as Lustrous as Some Expected

May 10th, 2010

Iron Man 2 started off the summer in style with the biggest opening weekend of the year and the fifth biggest of all time. This helped the overall box office hit $174 million, which was 76% higher than last weekend. More importantly, it was 20% higher than the same weekend last year. This is extra important, because last year we were already a week into summer and we couldn't afford any weakness at the box office if 2010 was to maintain its lead over 2009. It was able to do so. In fact, it increased its lead slightly to 6.5% at $3.66 billion to $3.44 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Iron Man 2 Leads Off Summer with Fifth Best Opening

May 9th, 2010

A prime launch date, inflated ticket prices, and the unbeatable formula of a superhero sequel combined to give Iron Man 2 a massive opening weekend, according to Paramount's estimate, released on Sunday. Their projected $133.6 million would make the movie the fifth-biggest opener of all time, and cements Iron Man's place among the industry's mega-franchises, alongside Batman, Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twilight and Harry Potter. More...

Contest: Prizes of Nightmare Proportions: Winning Announcement

May 7th, 2010

The winners of our Prizes of Nightmare Proportions contest were determined and they are... More...

Iron Bound Record Book

May 6th, 2010

Summer has finally begun. It feels a week late because May 1st fell on a Saturday. However, the wait could be worth it, as a number of analysts are expecting a record-breaking performance by Iron Man 2 over the weekend. The movie has no competition at the box office. There's not even competition when compared to last year, as practically everyone thinks it will open with much more than Star Trek. For that matter, most think it will easily top Iron Man's opening weekend and perhaps even break records. More...

New Releases Pleasing on the Per Theater Chart

May 5th, 2010

Please Give opened on top of the per theater chart with an impressive average of $23,625 in 5 theaters. This suggests significant room for expansion. With summer less than a week away, it could even be the first limited release of the season to expand enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. It wouldn't be the first Nicole Holofcener film to do so. The Human Centipede earned $12,424 in its lone theater during its opening weekend. Meanwhile, the overall box office leader, A Nightmare on Elm Street, just missed the $10,000 club with an average of $9,875. More...

Nightmare Strong, Year-to-Year Comparison is Scary

May 3rd, 2010

The new releases were a little weaker than anticipated, while the holdovers could only compensate so much. The overall box office was $102 million, which was 2% higher than last weekend. That's the good news. The bad news is that it was down 36% from the same weekend last year. Of course, this weekend last year was the first weekend of May, so the comparison is fundamentally unfair and 2010 still has a 6.4% lead over 2009 at $3.46 billion to $3.25 billion. I expect it to increase its lead next weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Nightmare Reboot Earns Big Bucks

May 2nd, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street continued what is now practically a tradition of impressive performances for franchise reboots by opening with $32.2 million this weekend, according to Warner Bros.' Sunday estimate. That's the second-best opening performance for a movie in the franchise, behind only the franchise-crossover Freddy vs. Jason. It also helped shake up the market a little after a few sluggish weeks. More...

Will Nightmare Scare the Competition?

April 29th, 2010

It's the final weekend of April, which is normally a very bad time to release a big hit. But it appears that one of this year's two wide releases may make it. A Nightmare on Elm Street should be able to open faster than the two films did last week, but comparing it to last year is a bit more confusing. Last year, the last weekend in April of saw the release of Obsessed, which earned close to $30 million. A Nightmare on Elm Street should match that figure. However, the same weekend last year was actually the first weekend of May, which saw the release of Wolverine. There's a chance that overall box office combined won't match that film's opening. More...

Contest: Prizes of Nightmare Proportions

April 22nd, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street will likely be the only saturation level release next week and it is clearly the best shot at top spot. But I think the studio would agree, more importantly, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Planet Hulk on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Wolverine & X-Men: Fate of the Future on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2010 Preview: April

April 1st, 2010

March was a mixed month, with only three films surpassing expectations. On the other hand, Alice in Wonderland will beat expectations by more than $200 million, so it alone makes up for a lot of the disappointing films. On a more troubling note, the final big release, How to Train Your Dragon didn't get off to as fast a start as I would have liked, which could affect the box office going forward. Last year April got off to a fast start and that should happen this month as well. It better, as the quality of films quickly declines as the prospect of May blockbusters begins to loom large on the horizon. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/30 1 $32,902,299   3,332 $9,875   $32,902,299 3
2010/05/07 2 $9,119,389 -72% 3,332 $2,737   $48,479,560 10
2010/05/14 6 $4,657,190 -49% 3,075 $1,515   $56,066,595 17
2010/05/21 8 $2,321,388 -50% 2,125 $1,092   $59,967,500 24
2010/05/28 11 $922,804 -60% 891 $1,036   $61,701,831 31
2010/06/04 22 $212,442 -77% 294 $723   $62,412,068 38
2010/06/11 38 $72,647 -66% 125 $581   $62,578,426 45
2010/06/18 33 $120,397 +66% 228 $528   $62,733,729 52
2010/06/25 37 $80,064 -34% 172 $465   $62,902,167 59
2010/07/02 50 $40,476 -49% 110 $368   $62,992,950 66
2010/07/09 52 $28,805 -29% 53 $543   $63,059,655 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/30 1 $15,735,956   3,332 $4,723   $15,735,956 1
2010/05/01 1 $10,590,972 -33% 3,332 $3,179   $26,326,928 2
2010/05/02 1 $6,575,371 -38% 3,332 $1,973   $32,902,299 3
2010/05/03 1 $2,077,045 -68% 3,332 $623   $34,979,344 4
2010/05/04 1 $1,809,362 -13% 3,332 $543   $36,788,706 5
2010/05/05 1 $1,293,444 -29% 3,332 $388   $38,082,150 6
2010/05/06 1 $1,278,021 -1% 3,332 $384   $39,360,171 7
2010/05/07 2 $3,340,033 +161% 3,332 $1,002   $42,700,204 8
2010/05/08 2 $3,747,328 +12% 3,332 $1,125   $46,447,532 9
2010/05/09 3 $2,032,028 -46% 3,332 $610   $48,479,560 10
2010/05/10 2 $795,363 -61% 3,332 $239   $49,274,923 11
2010/05/11 2 $803,167 +1% 3,332 $241   $50,078,090 12
2010/05/12 2 $693,208 -14% 3,332 $208   $50,771,298 13
2010/05/13 2 $638,107 -8% 3,332 $192   $51,409,405 14
2010/05/14 5 $1,554,229 +144% 3,075 $505   $52,963,634 15
2010/05/15 6 $2,022,797 +30% 3,075 $658   $54,986,431 16
2010/05/16 6 $1,080,164 -47% 3,075 $351   $56,066,595 17
2010/05/17 5 $419,479 -61% 3,075 $136   $56,486,074 18
2010/05/18 5 $423,674 +1% 3,075 $138   $56,909,748 19
2010/05/19 5 $374,104 -12% 3,075 $122   $57,283,852 20
2010/05/20 5 $362,260 -3% 3,075 $118   $57,646,112 21
2010/05/21 8 $770,492 +113% 2,125 $363   $58,416,604 22
2010/05/22 8 $987,742 +28% 2,125 $465   $59,404,346 23
2010/05/23 9 $563,154 -43% 2,125 $265   $59,967,500 24
2010/05/24 8 $232,493 -59% 2,125 $109   $60,199,993 25
2010/05/25 8 $214,292 -8% 2,125 $101   $60,414,285 26
2010/05/26 8 $202,350 -6% 2,125 $95   $60,616,635 27
2010/05/27 9 $162,392 -20% 1,535 $106   $60,779,027 28
2010/05/28 11 $276,516 +70% 891 $310   $61,055,543 29
2010/05/29 11 $329,061 +19% 891 $369   $61,384,604 30
2010/05/30 11 $317,227 -4% 891 $356   $61,701,831 31
2010/05/31 11 $204,591 -36% 891 $230   $61,906,422 32
2010/06/01 10 $102,481 -50% 891 $115   $62,008,903 33
2010/06/02 10 $98,420 -4% 891 $110   $62,107,323 34
2010/06/03 11 $92,303 -6% 891 $104   $62,199,626 35
2010/06/04 - $70,275 -24% 294 $239   $62,269,901 36
2010/06/05 - $91,004 +29% 294 $310   $62,360,905 37
2010/06/06 - $51,163 -44% 294 $174   $62,412,068 38
2010/06/07 - $28,098 -45% 294 $96   $62,440,166 39
2010/06/08 - $23,141 -18% 294 $79   $62,463,307 40
2010/06/09 - $20,890 -10% 294 $71   $62,484,197 41
2010/06/10 - $21,582 +3% 294 $73   $62,505,779 42
2010/06/11 - $24,828 +15% 125 $199   $62,530,607 43
2010/06/12 - $29,849 +20% 125 $239   $62,560,456 44
2010/06/13 - $17,970 -40% 125 $144   $62,578,426 45
2010/06/14 - $10,062 -44% 125 $80   $62,588,488 46
2010/06/15 - $8,258 -18% 125 $66   $62,596,746 47
2010/06/16 - $9,118 +10% 125 $73   $62,605,864 48
2010/06/17 - $7,468 -18% 125 $60   $62,613,332 49
2010/06/18 - $37,004 +396% 228 $162   $62,650,336 50
2010/06/19 - $45,117 +22% 228 $198   $62,695,453 51
2010/06/20 - $38,276 -15% 228 $168   $62,733,729 52
2010/06/21 - $22,732 -41% 228 $100   $62,756,461 53
2010/06/22 - $22,278 -2% 228 $98   $62,778,739 54
2010/06/23 - $21,533 -3% 228 $94   $62,800,272 55
2010/06/24 - $21,831 +1% 228 $96   $62,822,103 56
2010/06/25 - $24,070 +10% 172 $140   $62,846,173 57
2010/06/26 - $30,273 +26% 172 $176   $62,876,446 58
2010/06/27 - $25,721 -15% 172 $150   $62,902,167 59
2010/06/28 - $13,133 -49% 172 $76   $62,915,300 60
2010/06/29 - $12,608 -4% 172 $73   $62,927,908 61
2010/06/30 - $11,473 -9% 160 $72   $62,939,381 62
2010/07/01 - $13,093 +14% 155 $84   $62,952,474 63
2010/07/02 - $15,315 +17% 110 $139   $62,967,789 64
2010/07/03 - $15,233 -1% 110 $138   $62,983,022 65
2010/07/04 - $9,928 -35% 110 $90   $62,992,950 66
2010/07/05 49 $12,927 +30% 110 $118   $63,005,877 67
2010/07/06 - $8,091 -37% 110 $74   $63,013,968 68
2010/07/07 - $7,934 -2% 110 $72   $63,021,902 69
2010/07/08 - $8,948 +13% 110 $81   $63,030,850 70
2010/07/09 - $8,983 n/c 53 $169   $63,039,833 71
2010/07/10 - $11,243 +25% 53 $212   $63,051,076 72
2010/07/11 - $8,579 -24% 53 $162   $63,059,655 73
2010/07/12 - $3,728 -57% 53 $70   $63,063,383 74
2010/07/13 - $3,814 +2% 53 $72   $63,067,197 75
2010/07/14 - $3,925 +3% 53 $74   $63,071,122 76
2010/07/15 - $3,889 -1% 53 $73   $63,075,011 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/30 1 $39,360,171   3,332 $11,813   $39,360,171 7
2010/05/07 2 $12,049,234 -69% 3,332 $3,616   $51,409,405 14
2010/05/14 6 $6,236,707 -48% 3,075 $2,028   $57,646,112 21
2010/05/21 9 $3,132,915 -50% 2,125 $1,474   $60,779,027 28
2010/05/28 11 $1,420,599 -55% 891 $1,594   $62,199,626 35
2010/06/04 24 $306,153 -78% 294 $1,041   $62,505,779 42
2010/06/11 39 $107,553 -65% 125 $860   $62,613,332 49
2010/06/18 34 $208,771 +94% 228 $916   $62,822,103 56
2010/06/25 41 $130,371 -38% 172 $758   $62,952,474 63
2010/07/02 49 $78,376 -40% 110 $713   $63,030,850 70
2010/07/09 54 $44,161 -44% 53 $833   $63,075,011 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/10/20103276,697 276,697$4,701,082$4,701,0821
10/17/20108109,473-60% 386,170$1,859,946$6,561,0282
10/24/20101158,138-47% 444,308$1,074,972$7,636,0003
10/31/20101353,339-8% 497,647$532,857$8,168,8574
11/7/20102816,211-70% 513,858$263,915$8,432,7725

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/10/2010462,738 62,738$1,235,321$1,235,3211
10/17/2010716,790-73% 79,528$405,821$1,641,1422
10/24/2010209,147-46% 88,675$233,972$1,875,1143
10/31/2010139,331+2% 98,006$186,521$2,061,6354

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