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Paranormal Activity’s Box Office Numbers and a Message from Oren Peli

Dread Central was present at two of Paranormal Activity‘s midnight screenings this past week — in Austin at Fantasic Fest and in Boston (read our report here) — and preliminary box office numbers indicate the enthusiastic crowd reactions we saw were mirrored at every other location where it played. In addition, Paramount reports that the film’s website has been “bombarded” with over 200,000 requests for additional screenings.

According to Variety, Paramount Activity logged a solid $80,000 from its late night screenings Friday and Saturday in a dozen college cities; nearly all 24 shows sold out.

These stats bode well for a gradual widening of the studio’s release plans, and to make sure that fans know first-hand what an impact their “demands” have had on the project’s success, director Oren Peli has recorded a video thanking everyone.

We should be hearing about which new markets will be added to the Paranormal Activity tidal wave of terror in the next couple of days. Keep it here for more, and DEMAND IT in your town!

Visit the official Paranormal Activity website for more. And make sure you are following @TweetYourScream on Twitter and have joined the official Paranormal Activity Facebook fan page!

By Debi Moore

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  • TheFritz

    You’re welcome Oren! Not that I’m surprised that Paramount’s listening. With how miserably most of their 2009 releases did at the box office, 200,000 people must sounds like the second coming to them.

    You hear the man people, DEMAND IT!

  • Cash Bailey

    Congratulations to all involved.

    Now how about getting this bitch released in Australia.

  • Nomad

    Hope there is one in my neck of the woods in Central NJ. If there isn’t, I’d love to host a screening someplace where all my friends can show up!