On Friday, we talked about all of the genre fare hitting that day. Now that the weekend smoke has cleared, how did the films and TV shows actually fare? Well, it’s kind of a split decision.
Jason Kills: The reimagining of Friday the 13th conquered the box office with the largest horror remake opening ever. Its 42.2 million dollar bow set February records as well, according to Media by Numbers. Industry observers were surprised that it roughly handled two Valentine’s Day sure bets, including last week’s champ He’s Just Not That Into You and the new Confessions of a Shopaholic (an anemic fourth).
TV: Fox may be rethinking their new “Sci-Fi” Friday. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was down 30% according to TV Guide. It probably didn’t help that its timeslot competition, Ghost Whisperer, had over 10 million viewers. As for Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated Dollhouse? TV Guide points out that its debut nabbed 4.7 million viewers, which was shockingly close to the average week for Firefly during its tenure on the network of Murdoch.
So, what do you think, readers? Good news for horror? Bad news for Whedon and Fox?