mmm Heartburn for no apparent reason. Always fun.
The Paranormal Activity series took a pretty big hit with its fourth installment from the third, but it still took the top spot for the weekend.
Parnormal Activity 4 took in $30.2 million this weekend, which is still pretty good considering it had a $5 million budget, but compared to the $52 million Paranormal Activity 3 took in its opening weekend, it isn’t good. I still wouldn’t be surprised if there is a fifth one around the corner.
Coming in second was Argo, which took in $16.6 million this weekend which is only a 14.6 percent decline from its opening weekend. As I’ve said before, any decline under 50 percent for the second weekend is considered a success, so this is wildly under and means the film should have some legs.
Hotel Transylvania is continuing to hold on and brought in another $13.5 million this weekend to bring its domestic total to $119 million.
Falling to fourth place is Taken 2 in its third weekend with an additional $13.4 million which brings it up to $105.9 million domestic off of a $45 million budget. It’s doing even better overseas with $174 million, so don’t be too surprised when Taken 3 is announced.
Rounding out the top 5 is Alex Cross with Tyler Perry which opened very weak with only $11.75 million. However, seeing as a sequel is already in the words – Double Cross – don’t be too surprised if Summit finds a way to make this work.
Next week looks to be a big one with the releases of Cloud Atlas, Chasing Mavericks, Fun Size and Silent Hill:Revelation.
Dredd 3D brought in $104,000. At least it’s still bringing in something.