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'Paranormal Activity 4' earns $29M at box office

Source : AP
Last Updated: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 13:17 hrs

"Paranormal Activity" saga didn't capture as much attention at the box office as previous films.

Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 4" debuted at No. 1 with $29 million, a big drop from the $40 million and $50 million opening weekends of the past two installments.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Paranormal Activity 4," Paramount, $29,003,866, 3,412 locations, $8,501 average, $29,003,866, one week.

2. "Argo," Warner Bros., $16,445,475, 3,247 locations, $5,065 average, $43,011,964, two weeks.

3. "Taken 2," Fox, $13,260,870, 3,489 locations, $3,801 average, $105,832,339, three weeks.

4. "Hotel Transylvania," Sony, $13,001,434, 3,384 locations, $3,842 average, $118,522,389, four weeks.

5. "Alex Cross," Summit, $11,396,768, 2,539 locations, $4,489 average, $11,396,768, one week.

6. "Sinister," Summit, $8,815,475, 2,542 locations, $3,468 average, $31,735,643, two weeks.

7. "Here Comes the Boom," Sony, $8,407,201, 3,014 locations, $2,789 average, $23,131,529, two weeks.

8. "Pitch Perfect," Universal, $6,756,430, 2,660 locations, $2,540 average, $45,516,778, four weeks.

9. "Frankenweenie," Disney, $4,329,358, 2,362 locations, $1,833 average, $28,238,779, three weeks.

10. "Looper," Sony, $4,202,687, 2,223 locations, $1,891 average, $57,842,819, four weeks.

11. "Seven Psychopaths," CBS Films, $3,273,480, 1,480 locations, $2,212 average, $9,161,472, two weeks.

12. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Summit, $2,153,247, 745 locations, $2,890 average, $9,123,872, five weeks.

13. "End of Watch," Open Road Films, $826,809, 751 locations, $1,101 average, $37,895,571, five weeks.

14. "Trouble With the Curve," Warner Bros., $729,354, 925 locations, $788 average, $34,084,572, five weeks.

15. "Atlas Shrugged: Part II," Atlas Distribution, $613,889, 945 locations, $650 average, $2,859,980, two weeks.

16. "The Master," Weinstein Co., $520,677, 412 locations, $1,264 average, $14,738,213, six weeks.

17. "House at the End of the Street," Relativity, $468,298, 746 locations, $628 average, $30,782,862, five weeks.

18. "Brave," Disney, $421,577, 277 locations, $1,522 average, $235,044,709, 18 weeks.

19. "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros., $359,509, 345 locations, $1,042 average, $446,764,067, 14 weeks.

20. "Student of the Year," Eros International, $326,508, 106 locations, $3,080 average, $326,508, one week.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.




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