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'The Final Destination' slays Friday box office with $10.9 mil

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Horror fans are having a bloody good weekend at the box office so far. The Final Destination successfully eluded death to land at No. 1 with $10.9 million on Friday, according to figures from Box Office Mojo, a total that should have the 3-D flick raking in upwards of $25-30 million for the weekend. Halloween II sliced into $7.6 million for the day, enough for second place, albeit a softer opening number than director Rob Zombie’s original 2007 reboot of the Michael Myers slasher franchise. Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds made $5.9 million for third, a 59 percent drop from its debut. Another film opening wide this weekend, director Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, had a disappointing opening day of $1.2 million in 1,393 theaters for ninth place. Be sure to check back here on Sunday for the complete box office report.

1. The Final Destination — $10.9 million

2. Halloween II — $7.6 million

3. Inglourious Basterds — $5.9 million

4. District 9 — $3 million

5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra — $2.3 million

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