It seems the US simply can’t get enough of Paranormal Activity, with the low-budget franchise (the third film still cost less than $5 million to make) taking a huge $54 million in its first weekend. That’s not just a record for the franchise, it’s also the biggest autumn opening (classed as September and October) ever, topping Jackass 3’s $50.3 million last year. If that’s not enough it’s the highest opening for a pure horror movie too.
However, while Paranormal Activity 3 was busy setting records, the rest of the new movies rather underperformed. The Three Musketeers only took $8.8 million to place fourth on the chart, amid Twitter recriminations from Milla Jovovich over whether Summit Entertertainment had promoted the movie properly.
As with Rowan Atkinson’s Bean movie, great success on the international circuit isn’t translating into good US box office for Johnny English Reborn. It’s already taken over $100 million around the world in the last few weeks, but in America is could only scare up $3.8 million.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of 21st-23rd.
|Total Gross to
|1||Paranormal Activity 3||$54.0||$54.0|
|4||The Three Musketeers||$8.8||$8.8|
|5||The Ides Of March||$4.9||$29.1|
|8||Johnny English Reborn||$3.8||$3.8|
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