Camp Crystal Lake was the place to be this weekend as Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees sliced through the competition with a winning attitude and a big honkin' machete. Confessions of a Shopaholic did reasonably well, taking fourth, but last week's third newbie The International ended up in seventh, proving that folks don't want to see a movie about a banking scandal during a global financial crisis. Here's the top five:
1. Friday the 13th: $40.7 million
2. He's Just Not That Into You: $19.6 million
3. Taken: $19 million
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic: $15 million
5. Coraline: $14.7 million
Both of this week's new releases are comedies, and both make me think this could be a good weekend to stay home with a good book.
What's It All About: Two high school jocks decide they like the male to female ratio at cheering camp better than football camp, and actually improve the lackluster cheering squad's chance to compete.
Why It Might Do Well: I lack the optimism to even make something up.
Why It Might Not Do Well: A plot that seems to blend Porky's, American Pie, and Bring It On to say nothing of a 33% rating at Rottentomatoes.com will probably keep this one out of the top five entirely.
Number of Theaters: 1,800
Prediction: $6 million