Paranormal Activity 2 spooks to top of box office
Sunday 24 October 2010
"Paranormal Activity 2" came out on top at the box office this weekend, pulling in 41.5 million dollars with its pre-Halloween horror story of ghosts caught on nanny cams.
The Paramount sequel was enough to scare off comedy stunt film "Jackass 3D," which dropped to number two with 21.6 million dollars in ticket sales, according to weekend estimates by box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Spy thriller "Red" with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren took in 15 million dollars, moving down a notch in the weekend ratings to third place.
"Hereafter," Clint Eastwood's dovetailing drama about three lives touched by death, opened in wide release, netting 12 million dollars, which put the movie starring Matt Damon in fourth place.
It overtook "The Social Network," the story of the founding of Facebook, which came in fifth with 7.3 million dollars in box office receipts during its third weekend in theaters.
"Secretariat," the Disney movie about a racehorse that won the Triple Crown, was close behind in sixth place at 6.9 million dollars.
"Life As We Know It," a romantic comedy about two singles thrust into the role of parents after their best friends die in a car crash, took in 6.1 million dollars for a seventh place finish.
"Legends of the Guardians," Warner Brothers' animated owl drama, dropped to eighth place with nearly 3.2 million dollars in ticket sales.
Ninth at 2.7 million dollars was "The Town," Ben Affleck's fast-paced flick about a bank heist in Boston.
"Easy A," about a high school girl who lies about losing her virginity to improve her social standing, was number 10 with 1.75 million dollars.
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