‘Paranormal Activity 2′ on verge of $50M!

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Thursday Daily Box Office Rally

088091H1.jpgFirst 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
3. RED

$1.1M 3,273 $343 $48.1M
4. Hereafter

$781k 2,181 $358 $15.8M
5. Secretariat

$569k 3,108 $183 $39.7M
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!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, President of Hollywood.com Box Office Paul Dergarabedian loves movies of course, but has a true passion for music, art, photography and architecture. Stanley Kubrick is a God even though like Orson Welles’ 'Citizen Kane, his '2001: A Space Odyssey' is overrated but still brilliant! Little known fact: Paul is a certified car fanatic and was a National Collegiate Driving Champion in the late 80's!

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