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Weekend Box Office: Oct 19-Oct 21

ByLena

Oct 22, 2012

#1 Paranormal Activity 4 from Paramount opened at #1 with a gross of $29 million in 3,412 theaters.  Budget was $5 million.

#2 Argo from Warner Bros. held at #2 with a gross of $16.4 million (-15.5%) in 3,247 theaters (+15).  Total gross to date is $43 million.  Budget was $44.5 million.

#3 Taken 2 from 20th Century Fox fell from #1 to #3 with a gross of $13.3 million (-39.4%) in 3,489 theaters (-217).  Total gross to date is $105.8 million.  Budget was $45 million.

#4 Hotel Transylvania from Sony/Columbia held at #4 with a gross of $13 million (-24.6%) in 3,014 theaters (-361).  Total gross to date is $118.5 million.  Budget was $85 million.

#5 Alex Cross from Summit Entertainment opened at #5 with a gross of $11.4 million in 2,539 theaters.  Budget was $35 million.

#6 Sinister from Summit Entertainment fell from #3 to #6 with a gross of $8.8 million (-51%) in 2,542 (+15) theaters.  Total gross to date is $31.7 million.  Budget was $3 million.

#7 Here Comes the Boom from Sony/Columbia fell from #5 to #7 with a gross of $8.4 million (-28.9%) in 3,014 theaters.  Total gross to date is $23.1 million.  Budget was unknown.

#8 Pitch Perfect from Universal fell from #6 to #8 with a gross of $6.8 million (-27.1%) in 2,660 theaters (-127).  Total gross to date is $45.5 million.  Budget was $17 million.

#9 Frankenweenie from Buena Vista fell from #7 to #9 with a gross of $4.3 million (-38.6%) in 2,362 theaters (-643).  Total gross to date is $28.2 million.  Budget was $39 million.

#10 Looper from TriStar fell from #8 to #10 with a gross of $4.2 million (-32.2%) in 2,223 theaters (-382).  Total gross to date is $57.8 million.  Budget was $30 million.

#11 Seven Psychopaths from CBS Films fell from #9 to #11 with a gross of $3.3 million (-21.6) in 1,480 theaters.  Total gross to date is $9.1 million.  Budget was $15 million.

#12 The Perks of Being a Wallflower from Summit Entertainment fell from #11 to #12 with a gross of $2.2 million (+0.1%) in 745 theaters (+19).  Total gross to date is $9.1 million.  Budget was unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $121 million.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

3 thoughts on “Weekend Box Office: Oct 19-Oct 21”
  1. My picks for the weekend of October 26 – 28, 2012:
    1. Silent Hill
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. Paranormal Activity
    4. Fun Size
    5. Taken 2

  2. Mrs. Beast’s picks for the weekend of October 26 – 28, 2012:
    1. Paranormal Activity 4
    2. Cloud Atlas
    3. Argo
    4. Hotel Transylvania
    5. Taken 2

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