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Four-Day Weekend Estimates: Horror Leads Record-Breaking Weekend

February 16th, 2009

The theatrical market continued its remarkable run with another record-breaking weekend, based on studio estimates released on Monday. Friday the 13th led with a four-day estimate of $45.2 million, the second-best Presidents' Weekend opening ever. He's Just Not That Into You fell 29% from its opening and earned $23.4 million Friday-to-Monday, giving Warner Bros. a one-two finish. Taken lands in third place with an estimated $22.2 million, while Coraline takes fourth with $19.1 million; both movies fell less than 10% from last weekend, based on a three-day comparison

Confessions of a Shopaholic was fifth with $17.3 million Friday-to-Monday, while Paul Blart: Mall Cop became the first new release from January ever to earn $100 million at the box office. Its box office actually rose over last weekend, as did the numbers for Slumdog Millionaire, based on Fox's latest estimate.

Filed under: Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Taken, Slumdog Millionaire, He's Just Not That Into You, Coraline, Friday the 13th, Confessions of a Shopaholic