Paranormal Activity

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Frozen Ices Paranormal

Also, it's cold out and a lot of you didn't go to the movies

(Newser) - Anyone else detecting a theme to the weekend ? Disney's Frozen has claimed the box office crown, reeling in $20.7 million. That was enough to put Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones in the No. 2 slot with $18.2 million; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was in... More »

Critics Split on New Paranormal

Lauren Bittner, Katie Featherson star in horror flick

(Newser) - Reviewers are divided over the third Paranormal Activity installment, which once again aims to frighten with low-budget footage.
  • In the newest film, “the sense of dread that permeated the first Paranormal Activity is gone,” writes Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News . We’re seeing the series
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Christmas Comes Early

'Precious' shatters record for per-location average

(Newser) - The stop-motion version of A Christmas Carol topped the weekend box office, opening with a $31 million haul. The figure is a slight disappointment, on the low end of the projected range for the family-friendly flick, reports Variety . The Michael Jackson documentary This is It lost 40% off last week's... More »

Jacko Rules the World

'This Is It' wears crown as 'Paranormal Activity' heads for $100M

(Newser) - This Is It lived up to its name at the weekend box office, raking in $21.3 million domestically and $101 million internationally. The Michael Jackson documentary's strong showing prompted distributor Sony to extend its original 2-week run by 3 weeks, through Thanksgiving weekend, reports Variety . The sleeper sensation Paranormal ... More »

Paranormal Activity Slays Saw VI

Sleeper hit pulls in $22M to sequel's $14.8M

(Newser) - The sleeper hit with the five-figure production budget and red-hot word of mouth triumphed in the weekend box office race as Paranormal Activity handily topped the latest installment in the Saw series. The weekend's $22 million haul in 2,000 theaters brings the 5-week total for Paranormal Activity to $62.... More »

Wild Things Runs Rampant

Law Abiding Citizen also enjoys strong opening weekend

(Newser) - Where the Wild Things Are ran wild at the weekend box office, exceeding expectations by doing $32.5 million worth of business. Spike Jonze's first foray into children's cinema earned the director his strongest opening weekend ever. "I can't imagine too many people who could do what Spike did,... More »

Moviegoers Flock to Couples Retreat

Zombieland drops to second; Paranormal Activity shines

(Newser) - Poor reviews proved no barrier to box office success this weekend as Couples Retreat did $35.3 million worth of business, dethroning Zombieland after a 2-week reign. The big news of the weekend was overachieving thriller Paranormal Activity, which broke a record for a feature playing on fewer than 200... More »

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