If Paranormal Activity would have out sold the dead king of pop’s final release, This is It, I would have suspected Paramount of rigging the box office. Instead it slid in right below MJ at number two and managed to pull in another $16.5 million (may I just remind you again that the film was made for 15k?) this weekend scaring viewers around the nation.
Although the biggest surprise this weekend was actually Law Abiding Citizens and The Stepfather jumping up a few places in the box office lineup and Amelia joining the top ten despite horrible reviews.
Check out the numbers below…
- Michael Jackson’s This Is It | New | Sony | Weekend Gross $21,300,000 | Average Per Theater $6,119 | Total Gross $32,509,000 | Week 1
- Paranormal Activity | LW 1 | Par. | Weekend Gross $16,540,000| Average Per Theater $6,880 | Total Gross $84,780,000 | Production Cost $0.015 | Week 6
- Law Abiding Citizen | LW 4 | Over. | Weekend Gross $7,303,000| Average Per Theater $2,642 | Total Gross $51,385,000 | Production Cost $50 | Week 3
- Couples Retreat | LW 5 | Uni. | Weekend Gross $6,097,000| Average Per Theater $2,015 | Total Gross $86,663,000 | Production Cost $70 | Week 4
- Saw VI | LW 2 | LGF | Weekend Gross $5,560,000 | Average Per Theater $1,831 | Total Gross $22,824,000 | Production Cost $11 | Week 2
- Where the Wild Things Are | LW 3 | WB | Weekend Gross $5,081,000 | Average Per Theater $1,394 | Total Gross $61,800,000 | Production Cost $100 | Week 3
- The Stepfather (2009) | LW 8 | SGem | Weekend Gross $3,400,000 | Average Per Theater $1,449 | Total Gross $24,748,000 | Production Cost $20 | Week 3
- Astro Boy | LW 6 | Sum. | Weekend Gross $3,035,000| Average Per Theater $1,005 | Total Gross $10,891,000 | Production Cost $65 | Week 2
- Amelia | LW 11 | Fox | Weekend Gross $3,000,000 | Average Per Theater $2,804 | Total Gross $8,306,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 2
- Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant | LW 7 | Uni. | Weekend Gross $2,809,000 | Average Per Theater $1,020| Total Gross $10,521,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 2
What do you think of this weekends box office numbers?