October 22 2012

Paranormal Activity 4 Scares Up the Top Spot at the Box Office

Paranormal Activity 4 movie posterThe 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.

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