Thursday Daily Box Office Rally
First Place – Paramount’s ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ – A bigger-than-expected weekend debut of $40.7 million allowed this horror franchise to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. A solid Thursday gross of $1.98 brings the domestic total after just seven days to $49.1 million. The IMAX experience contributed a strong $2.5 million to the opening weekend total.
Second Place – Paramount’s ‘Jackass 3D’ – The ‘Jackass’ crew continues to cough up strong numbers with a Thursday gross of $1.36 million. The film has now earned $93.1 million after just fourteen days of release and should cross the $100 million mark this weekend. Johnny Knoxville and company have elevated gross-out humor to high art and now to high finance!
Third Place – Summit’s ‘Red’ – Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and Richard Dreyfus round out a very diverse, though somewhat unconventional action film cast and earn $1.12 million on Thursday. The film has now earned $48.1 million after fourteen days in release and this past weekend had a very small 31% drop.
Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Thursday, October 29, 2010:
|Movie Title||Thursday Gross
|Theatres||Per-Theatre Average||Domestic Total|
|1. Paranormal Activity 2||$1.98M||3,216||$615||$49.1M|
|2. Jackass 3D||$1.36M||3,111||$440||$93.1M|
|6. The Social Network||$508k||2,921||$174||$75.0M|
|7. Life As We Know It||$482k||3,019||$160||$39.5M|
|8. The Town||$232k||1,918||$121||$85.6M|
|9. Legend of the Guardians||$166k||2,236||$74||$50.9M|
|10. Easy A||$121k||1,632||$75||$55.2M|
|11. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps||$108k||1,255||$86||$50.4M|
|12. Waiting for “Superman”||$107k||290||$370||$3.98M|
*Thursday daily box office numbers provided by Hollywood.com Box Office.
Check back Sunday for the Weekend box office results!