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‘Paranormal Activity 4’ Scares Up Box Office Win

Paranormal Activity 4Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 4 topped the domestic box office chart with $30.2 million, but it lagged notably behind the past two films in the hit Halloween franchise. There are signs of franchise fatigue the film’opening was 43 percent behind Paranormal Activity 3’s $52.6 million debut a year ago and 26 percent behindParanormal Activity 2’s opening in 2009.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of data collected on SUnday, October 21, are as follows:

RANK TITLE DISTRIBUTOR NAME WEEKEND REVENUE CUME REVENUE
REVENUE # OF LOCATIONS* LOC AVG
1 Paranormal Activity 4 Paramount $30,200,000 3,412 8,851 $30,200,000
2 Argo Warner Bros. $16,625,000 3,247 5,120 $43,191,489
3 Hotel Transylvania Sony $13,500,000 3,384 3,989 $119,020,955
4 Taken 2 20th Century Fox $13,400,000 3,489 3,840 $105,971,469
5 Alex Cross Lionsgate $11,750,000 2,539 4,627 $11,750,000
6 Sinister Lionsgate $9,030,000 2,542 3,552 $31,950,168
7 Here Comes The Boom Sony $8,500,000 3,014 2,820 $23,224,328
8 Pitch Perfect Universal $7,009,100 2,660 2,635 $45,769,448
9 Frankenweenie Disney $4,434,000 2,362 1,877 $28,343,000
10 Looper Sony $4,200,000 2,223 1,889 $57,840,132
11 Seven Psychopaths CBS Films $3,305,000 1,480 2,233 $9,192,992
12 Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The Lionsgate $2,150,000 745 2,885 $9,120,625

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