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Weekend Box Office: ‘Paranormal Activity 3′ Scares Up First Place

Paramount Pictures

‘Paranormal Activity 3,’ the third installment in the horror film franchise, received a warm welcome at the box office this weekend, earning $54 million and a spot at the top of the charts in its first week of release.

Hugh Jackman’s ‘Real Steel’ falls to second place, taking in $11.3 million in its third week, followed by the reboot of ‘Footloose,’ which sold $10.8 million in tickets.

The retelling of the classic tale, ‘The Three Musketeers,’ debuted in fourth place with $8.8 million, while George Clooney’s political thriller, ‘The Ides of March,’ rounded out the top five with $4.9 million in revenues.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘Paranormal Activity 3′ – $54 million, new release

2. ‘Real Steel’ – $11.3 million, $67.2 million total

3. ‘Footloose’ – $10.8 million, $30.8 million total

4. ‘The Three Musketeers’ – $8.8 million, new release

5. ‘The Ides of March’ – $4.9 million, $29.1 million total

6. ‘Dolphin Tale’ – $4.2 million, $64.3 million total

7. ‘Moneyball’ – $4 million, $63.7 million total

8. ‘Johnny English Reborn’ – $3.8 million, new release

9. ‘The Thing’ – $3.1 million, $14.1 million total

10. ’50/50′ – $2.8 million, $28.8 million total

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