Paranormal Activity 2 Scares Up HUGE Single Day Box Office

If Friday’s box office take is any indication of how the rest of the weekend is going to go, then it’s safe to say that our beloved genre is kicking ass and taking names.

According to Box Office Mojo Paranormal Activity 2 drew an estimated $20.1 million on approximately 4,500 screens at 3,216 locations, topping The Ring Two’s $14.8 million for supernatural supremacy in terms of first day gross. Its Friday gross included a $6.3 million midnight debut at around 1,800 locations, which not only broke Jackass 3D’s October midnight record ($2.5 million) but also the R-rated midnight record, formerly held by Watchmen ($4.55 million).

R-rated horror breaking records and making a killing? Like the Paranormal Activity movies or not, that’s got to be music to your horror-loving ears! We’ll keep an eye on the weekend tally and let you know how this all plays out.

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Paranormal Activity 2 is produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli with story by Michael R. Perry and screenplay by Michael R. Perry and Christopher Landon and is directed by Tod Williams.

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Paranormal Activity 2 Scares Up HUGE Single Day Box Office

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  • PelusaMG

    So we can safely assume that “Paranormal Activity 3” is going to be green-lit?
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  • jkincer

    Great sequel if you liked the first one. Personally I really enjoy the slow burn to the big ending. It was truely refreshing to watch a sequel that didn’t try to ‘explain the back story’ or ‘ramp up what worked in the first one’. The writers and director actually put thought and care into the script and crafted a film that adds to the story but doesn’t show you monster and make it lame. Not the greatest movie or series in the history of horror, but a damn fun movie that we can be proud of. After spending the past 5-6 years bitching about remakes, reboots, and re-imagined cash-ins its nice to see something that actually trys to be original.

  • Sirand

    Well-deserved! So nice to see a movie series devoid of Hollywood’s usual bullshit fakery win over crowds and rake in the dollars.

    * cue the haters who insist they’re the only ones not drinking the kool-aid*