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Monday Box Office Report

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Taken 2 has been riding high for two weeks now, as Liam Neeson continued to genocide most of the eastern part of Europe. But that bloody reign of terror has finally come to an end.

Two new releases came out to take on the man with the real iron fists, in the form of Tyler Perry ditching the drag for some serious action, and a third sequel to a film that I dodn’t even know had a first sequel. But only one of them could be the winner, and that number one oh lerd film of the weekend is…

…Paranormal Activity 4. Seriously? I give up.

Viewed across over 3400 American screens, the fourth supernatural entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise scared up a respectable $30 million, although compared to previous releases, it looks like the public may finally be growing tired of the found footage formula.

Alex Cross was the big loser at the box office however, making a paltry $11.7 million, earning less than previous films starring the character, such as Kiss the girls and Along came a spider.

Movies which were released more than ten years ago, mind you. Oh lerd! As for everyone else, here’s a look at who made what this past weekend at the North American box office.

  • Paranormal Activity 4 – $30.2 Million
  • Argo – $16.6 Million
  • Hotel Transylvania – $13.5 Million
  • Taken 2 – $13.4 Million
  • Alex Cross – $11.7 Million
  • Sinister – $9 Million
  • Here comes the boom – $8.5 Million
  • Pitch Perfect – $7 Million
  • Frankenweenie – $4.4 Million
  • Looper – $4.2 Million

Last Updated: October 22, 2012

One Comment

  1. James Francis

    October 23, 2012 at 10:08

    I don’t know why Paranormal Activity is so popular, but I guess it’s a great horror series for people who don’t like watching horrors. Good to see Argo do well, though: it’s not always the dumb shit that floats to the top.


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