Box Office

Friday the 13th Kills Competition

This Valentine's Day weekend, movie-going couples didn't want a romantic comedy, they wanted to cuddle up as Jason slashed and burned. The latest remake of Friday the 13th took top spot at the box office, raking in $19.3 million, the best ever opening for an R-rated horror film. Limping into second place was He's Just Not That Into You, which dropped 52 percent in its second week with $5 million in earnings. Liam Neeson's three-week-old thriller Taken was strong in third with $4.7 million, besting two new movies that are already looking like duds: thriller The International and poorly timed rom-com Confessions of a Shopaholic,with $4.4 million and $2.6 million, respectively.