R-Rated Horror Rules the Box Office! Paranormal Activity 2 Explodes!

Horror fans made one hell of a statement this weekend at theatres that should hopefully convince the big studios that genre flicks can do well with an R rating instead of a PG-13.

Paranormal Activity 2 took in an estimated $41.5 million on 3,216 screens, one of the best openings for a horror film of all time, beating out Warner’s recent remake of Friday the 13th, which opened to $40.6 million.

Let’s just hope this upswing in box office for the genre continues next weekend when Saw 3D sends limbs flying at the audience. We’re pulling for you, Jigsaw! Please go out with style, old friend.

Follow Paranormal Activity 2 on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements.

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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R Rated Horror Rules the Box Office! Paranormal Activity 2 Explodes!

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  • DavidFullam

    Like a wise man said in re of the film’s box office take, “You can’t go broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.”

  • YandereSama

    And now that the film opened so huge, you can be sure there will be Paranormal Activity 3-7 in the coming years . . .

    However, this one was slightly better than the first. Still didn’t think it was scary. My idea of horror is the possibility of a friend or loved one snapping and attempting to kill you. Someone that’s inexperienced at killing, coming at you with a knife or whatever they can get their hands on.

    The Loved Ones is my idea of a horror movie. Paranormal Activity is a gimmick. . .a well marketed gimmick but a gimmick none the less.

    Still, it’s great that it made $40 million. It means horror is not dead.

    “Chew on this!”

  • Minion

    R Rated? It’s 14A here in Canada…