Here are your top 5 films at the box office for the weekend of Oct. 19th-21st:
- Paranormal Activity 4 - $30.2M (Opening Weekend) - ($5M production budget)
- Argo - $16.625M = $43,191,000 10-Day Total - ($44.5M production budget)
- Hotel Transylvania - $13.5M = $119,000,000 24-Day Total - ($85M production budget)
- Taken 2 - $13.4M = $105,971,000 17-Day Total - ($45M production budget)
- Alex Cross - $11.75M (Opening Weekend) - ($35M production budget)
After a very competitive weekend last week, only two new entries made their way to theaters this week: the fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity series and Alex Cross. Which of the two came out on top? Well, to no one’s surprise, Paranormal Activity 4 came out on top with an opening weekend take of $30.2 million. The movie’s opening weekend gross is a far cry from its predecessor which grossed over $52 million last year. The $30 million opening still shows that the series has some fans, but the appeal is starting to fade.
Finishing second once again is Ben Affleck’s latest directed feature, Argo, the political thriller based on a true story. The film took in another $16 million this past weekend to bring up its domestic total to over $43 million over ten days. It has gone on to be another successful hit for Affleck and should nab him more directing gigs in the coming years.
Rising up to third from fourth last week is the animated monster mash up, Hotel Transylvania. The film took in another $13 million to bring up its domestic total to $119 million over twenty-four days. After a pretty rough team up for That’s My Boy, this animated film has been a huge hit for Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
Flipping positions with last week’s number four film is last week’s number three movie, Taken 2. The action sequel took in another $13 million this past weekend to bring up its domestic total to over $105 million over seventeen days.
Rounding out the top five is the only other new wide release, Alex Cross. Supported by Tyler Perry fans the film opened up to a disappointing $11 million this past weekend on a $35 million production budget.
6. Sinister - $9.03M = $31,950,000 10-Day Total - ($3M production budget)
7. Here Comes the Boom - $8.5M = $23,200,000 10-Day Total - (production budget n/a)
8. Pitcher Perfect - $7.009M = $45,769,000 24-Day Total - ($17M production budget)
9. Frankenweenie - $4.434M = $28,343,000 17-Day Total - ($39M production budget)
10. Looper - $4.2M = $57,800,000 24-Day Total - ($30M production budget)