A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 27: (L-R) Producer Brad Fuller, actor Jackie Earle Haley, producer Andrew Form, actor Kyle Gallner and actress Connie Britton pose at the premiere of New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ at the Chinese Theater on April 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

4. The film was actually financially successful, if not a critical success.

It’s okay to say it— 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street sucked. The film holds a 15% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is actually quite a bit higher than I thought it’d be. At the least, the majority of horror fans did not care for this movie— but a lot of them did come out to see it.

The movie played on about 4700 screens, which is the highest for any film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Using unadjusted dollars, it’s the eighth highest grossing slasher movie of all time, and the second highest grossing Elm Street movie (behind Freddy vs. Jason). Opening weekend brought in $35 million in ticket sales, which is pretty good for any horror movie.

Granted, most of the people who showed up to the movie ultimately wound up hating it, but we can’t say that the film totally bombed at the box office. People clearly had high hopes for the film, which probably made the disappointment of it sting that much more. It made money, just probably not quite as much as producers were hoping for, so maybe that lessens the burden on the filmmakers’ side of things as well.

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