A Nightmare on Elm Street Tops Box Office, But Flops in Ratings

The Samuel Bayer’s remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street must not be shown to children if you don’t want them to be afraid of going to bed, because they would be scared to see the terrifying slasher Freddy Krueger in their dreams. And if you hate nightmares, avoid it at the first sight of the poster if you do not want to wake up and see that your nightmare is REAL!

The R-rated A Nightmare on Elm Street was released on April 30, 2010 to 3,332 theaters and approximately 4700 screens and made $32,205,000 in the United States. But the biggest American film overseas is Iron Man 2 earning more than $100.2 million in 53 foreign markets so far.

A Nightmare on Elm Street did not receive any critical acclaim. In fact, about 70% of the leading film critics are not impressed, because the film lacks depth.
“I did jump a few times, and I liked Haley’s dour malevolence, but overall, the new Nightmare on Elm Street is a by-the-numbers bad dream that plays a little too much like a corporately ordered rerun. One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, we’ve been there before, ” said Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

The Story:
Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic. A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.

Director: Samuel Bayer
Writer: Wesley Strick
Studio: New Line Cinema
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner


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