Friday Hacks Up Box Office

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2009 3:40 PM CST
In this image released by Focus Features, a scene is shown from the animated film, "Coraline."   (AP Photo/Focus Features)
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(Newser) Friday the 13th took an ax to Valentine's Day flicks by bagging the biggest opening weekend gross of the year, $42.2 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. He's Just Not That Into You fell to second with $19.6 million, followed by Taken ($19.3 million), Confessions of a Shopaholic ($15.4 million), and Coraline ($15.3 million). It was Hollywood's most lucrative President's Day weekend ever, totaling about $190 million.