UPDATED: Paranormal Activity Throwing Ten Parties to Celebrate Its Success

The final weekend box office numbers are in, and once again Paranormal Activity kicked a copious amount of ass, earning a per screen average that was almost three times as much as its closest competitor. And to celebrate, Paramount is throwing a party at the first ten theatres that sell out their midnight screenings for this coming Thursday night.

First, the **updated** numbers. Per Box Office Mojo, Paranormal Activity came in 3rd and raked in $19,617,650, or an average of $25,813 on each of its 760 screens. This raises its total thus far to $33,171,743. Wow. And congratulations again to Oren, Katie, Micah, and the brain trust at Paramount on the success of their brilliant film and equally brilliant marketing campaign.

As a comparison, the tepid The Stepfather remake (review here) came in 5th with $11,581,586 (2,734 screens, $4,236 each). And Zombieland (review here) continued its winning ways for Sony with an additional $7,616,939 (and a 7th place spot), bringing its three-week gross to $60,640,317.

Now, the good stuff. PARTIES! Here's how it works:

The first ten theaters to sell out the 12:01 AM showtime on 10.23.09 (to clarify 11:59 PM 10.22.09 | 12:01 AM 10.23.09) will receive an exclusive Paranormal Activity party.

Here's how you can make this happen in YOUR town:

  • Buy your tickets here for the 12:01 AM showtime on 10.23.09 (remember, some theaters may list 11:59 PM 10.22.09)
  • Tell everyone you know to do the same.
  • Forward this information to everyone you know. Post on Facebook. Twitter. You get the idea.
  • Keep track via the list of theaters being posted here
  • And that's all there to it!

    Except, of course, making sure you are following @TweetYourScream on Twitter and have joined the official Paranormal Activity Facebook fan page!

    - Debi Moore

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    moderator Get going, people. Austin,
    Debi Moore's picture

    Get going, people. Austin, TX is #1 on the list. Only 9 spots left!

    Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 12:42pm.
    The Buz's picture

    Well we do have a special thanks in the credits.

    Submitted by The Buz on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 2:49am.
    Cash Bailey's picture


    I hope the film-makers remember the DC crew when they're all cruising through Vegas in a solid gold limo, snorting cocaine and eating caviar out of chorus girls' assholes.

    Submitted by Cash Bailey on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 6:18pm.

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