Nightmare on Elm Street tops US box office
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner and Rooney Mara, the film, which sees the return of serial killer Freddy Krueger, took $32 million (£21 million).
Last week's number one How to Train your Dragon fell to second place, taking £10.6 million, while Tina Fey film Date Night came in third.
Jennifer Lopez's latest film The Back-up Plan fell two places to four, with new entry Furry Vengeance taking the fifth spot. The film, which stars Brooke Shields and Brendan Fraser, tells the story of a group of animals who set about stopping a developer from destroying their woodland home.
The Losers, starring Avatar's Zoe Saldana, also dropped two places to six, while Clash of the Titans fell one spot to seven.
Kick-Ass, Death at a Funeral and Oceans rounded off the list.