Couples Retreat Continues Heat
Paranormal Activity scares its way to first at the box office and shocks the world.
With new films including the second place Saw VI, Astro Boy, Cirque du Freak: the Vampire's Assistant and the Hilary Swank Oscar-buzzing Amelia, the word-of-mouth-success Paranormal Activity has joined The Blair Witch Project and its ilk as a beacon to budding filmmakers globally.
SheKnows explored the Paranormal Activity phenomenon over a week ago, but honestly was pleasantly shocked to discover the film atop the box office for this second-to-last weekend in October.
With Halloween knocking on the calendar's door, the box office should be expected to be top-heavy with the horror fare. But, to have the independent scream-fest sit with a $22 million-take is beyond a Hollywood success story -- it is the definition of the American success story.
Spike Jonze continued his success with Where the Wild Things Are adding another $14 million to bring its' domestic total to a hair under $54 million.
Couples Retreat also saw another impressive weekend with the Vince Vaughn-Jason Bateman starring comedy taking in an additional $11 million to reach a stellar fall comedy plateau of $78 million total US box office. Another high performer that continues its successful run is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs that came in ninth place with $5.6 million -- bringing its domestic total to a tasty $115 million.
October 23-25 box office
1. Paranormal Activity,
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