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


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!