Box Office Roundup: October 22-24, 2010 'Paranormal Activity 2' Thrills

Sunday, 24 October 2010 18:34 Written by  Matt Molgaard
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Box Office Roundup: October 22-24, 2010 'Paranormal Activity 2' Thrills

After an extremely disappointing month for the horror genre, fans finally found reason to crawl from under their rocks and hit the local cinema. That reason comes in the form of Paranormal Activity 2, the follow up to last years stunning box office overachiever. The sequel opened in roughly 3,200 theaters and not only broke the midnight screening record for an R rated film (earning nearly $7 million), but toppled the box office with an impressive $41.5 million take.

Jackass 3D held strong, slipping to second place, but drawing another $21.6 million for a two week total of $87 million. The action comedy Red didn’t slide far either, falling only a single slot to number three and picking up $15 million more in ticket sales. Red has now racked up over $43 million at the box office in two weeks.

Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter saw it’s official release this weekend (the film opened in a few select cities last week), and pulled down a decent $12 million in ticket sales to take the number four spot on the box office top ten list, while The Social Network fell two positions to number five, earning another $7.3 million, pushing the film’s overall earnings to just under $73 million over the course of four weeks.

Box Office Top Ten October 22-24, 2010

#01 Paranormal Activity 2: $41.5 million

#02 Jackass 3D: $21.6 million ($87 million two week total)

#03 Red: $15 million ($43 million two week total)

#04 Hereafter: $12 million

#05 The Social Network: $7.3 million ($72 million four week total)

#06 Secretariat: $6.9 million ($37 million three week total)

#07 Life As We Know It: $6.1 million ($37 million three week total)

#08 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: $3 million ($50 million five week total)

#09 The Town: $2.7 million ($84 million six week total)

#10 Easy A: $1.7 million ($54 million six week total)

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