BOX OFFICE REPORT: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Scares Big At The Box Office
For two straight Halloweens PARANORMAL ACTIVITY has won the box office big time, and the fourth film in the franchise is scaring audiences silly – if the box office is any indication. The thriller took in $30 million in domestic box office and $26.5 million overseas (the highest foreign debut for the franchise). PA 4 cost $5 million dollars to make which means a 5th film has already been green lit by the studio for next Halloween as well as a Latino spin-off set to hit theaters in the following spring.
Ben Affleck’s Oscar buzzed ARGO comes in second place with $16 million dollars, giving it a domestic box office of $43 million. TAKEN 2 has reached that $100 million domestic box office plateau while being one week away from $300 million worldwide. Both TAKEN 2 and HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA took in just over $13 million over the weekend. Coming in 5th was Tyler Perry starring in ALEX CROSS, taking over the role from Morgan Freeman as a prequel to Freeman’s KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER. CROSS earned poor reviews according to it’s 13% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, and only earned $11.8 million. Since the film cost just over $35 million to make, ALEX CROSS will likely still become profitable over the next few weeks.