Horror icon Freddy Krueger killed competition at the box office at the weekend as "A Nightmare On Elm Street" debuted at the top spot with $32 million in earnings.
Twenty-five years after Robert Englund debuted as the serial killer who murders teens in their dreams, "Watchmen" actor Jackie Earle Haley slips on the famous Freddy mask for another sequel.
Haley's remake is the 10th "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie in the franchise, which has also spawned two TV series.
Meanwhile, family film "How to Train Your Dragon" slips from first to second place, adding $10.8 million to its new six-week total of $192.3 million.
Steve Carell and Tina Fey comedy "Date Night" romanced cinemagoers at three, collecting $7.6 million.
And rounding out the top five are Jennifer Lopez's "The Back-Up Plan" and Brendan Fraser comedy "Furry Vengeance," earning $7.2 million and $6.5 million, respectively.