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Friday Slices Up Box Office

Feb. 16 2009, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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The reboot of Friday the 13th and its carve-'em-up villain Jason Voorhees cut a sizable chunk of the weekend box office for itself, earning $42.2 million. That's impressive, though the signs for continued success aren't so good: nearly half that total was netted on Friday, meaning that the die-hards went to see it and didn't necessarily recommend it to their friends.

And -- okay. Maybe it wasn't the best date movie in the world on Saturday for Valentine's Day.

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Still, by any measure the low-budget -- it cost just $19 million -- no-big-name thriller is already a hit.

He's Just Not That Into You came in second with $19.6 million, bringing its total to $55 million. Taken came in third with $19.2 million for a big and unexpected $78 million, while Confessions of a Shopaholic opened with a low-end $15.4 million. The final flick in the top five was Coraline with $15.3 million for a total of $35.6 million.


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