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Box Score: Paranormal Activity 2 scares up biggest horror opening ever.



A year after the first Paranormal Activity became a word of mouth hit, the sequel Paranormal Activity 2 [PNAC2] opened with an estimated $41.5 million to set a new high for horror.  2004's The Grudge held the previous mark at $39.1 million.  Produced for just $3 million, the sequel, which turned out to be a prequel, that gave fans more of the surveillance video scares they enjoyed from the original.

Last weekend's top film Jackass 3D [JCKA3] tumbled 57% to $21.6 million.  The pranksters have already banked $87.1 million in 10 days.

Red [RED1] finished third with $15.0 million.  The action comedy declined just 31% from its debut.

In its first weekend of wide expansion, Hereafter [HAFTR] managed only a fourth place finish with $12.0 million.  The older target audience for the Clint Eastwood-directed [CEAST] drama are likely to wait for word of mouth, which is not particularly strong. 

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 $41,500,000 $41,500,000
2 JACKASS 3D $21,600,000 $87,147,000
3 RED $15,000,000 $43,483,269
4 HEREAFTER $12,005,000 $12,320,000
5 THE SOCIAL NETWORK $7,300,000 $72,931,000
6 SECRETARIAT $6,917,000 $37,360,000
7 LIFE AS WE KNOW IT $6,150,000 $37,615,000
8 LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE $3,175,000 $50,172,000
9 THE TOWN $2,720,000 $84,653,000
10 EASY A $1,750,000 $54,785,000
11 WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS $1,215,000 $49,972,135
12 MY SOUL TO TAKE $1,055,625 $13,968,905

SOurce: Exhibitor Relations Co.



Tag(s): PNAC2, JCKA3, RED1, HAFTR, CEAST

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By Antibody on Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 11:24 AM        11133 views


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