Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of Oct 26th-28th:
- Argo - $12.355M = $60,780,000 17-Day Total - ($44.5M production budget)
- Hotel Transylvania - $9.5M = $130,434,000 31-Day Total - ($85M production budget)
- Cloud Atlas - $9.4M (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- Paranormal Activity 4 - $8.675M = $42,632,000 10-Day Total - ($5M production budget)
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D - $8M (Opening Weekend) - ($20M production budget)
It was another holdover that finished above the new entries as the animated monster flick, Hotel Transylvania, managed to suck up another $9.5 million this past weekend to bring up its domestic gross to over $130 million over thirty-one days.
Debuting at a disappointing third was the ambition epic from the Wachowskis and German director Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas. The film which should cost north of $100 million opened up to a disappointing $9.4 million. It should be noted that despite it was released in far fewer theatres across the nation than its cohorts, on a per theatre average, Cloud Atlas did perform the best.
Dropping a steep 70% from its opening weekend was the fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise, which ironically wound up at fourth this past weekend. The film took in over $8 million, a far cry from the second week performances its predecessors had, bringing up its domestic total to just over $42 million. These weak box office returns should spell the end of the franchise—hopefully.
Rounding out the top five is a tie between Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and Taken 2. Both films brought in an even $8 million this past weekend. Revelation’s opening of $8 million isn’t too bad considering its production budget was a mere $20 million, and it should make up that number in the coming weeks. Taken 2 on the other hand added that $8 million to its impressive $117 million twenty-four day total, though it remains to be seen if it can top its predecessor’s $145 million total.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten plays out:
6. Taken 2 - $8M = $117,389,000 24-Day Total - ($45M production budget)
7. Here Comes the Boom - $5.5M = $30,610,000 17-Day Total - (production budget n/a)
8. Sinister - $5.07M = $39,515,000 17-Day Total - ($3M production budget)
9. Alex Cross - $5.05M = $19,369,000 10-Day Total - ($35M production budget)
10. Fun Size- $4.06M (Opening Weekend) - ($14M production budget)