'Paranormal' follow-up scares $41.5M out of fans

October 24, 2010 11:32:05 AM PDT
Fear has taken hold at the box office with a $41.5 million debut for scary movie "Paranormal Activity 2."

The follow-up to last year's micro-budgeted hit "Paranormal Activity" got a jump on Halloween as fans packed theaters for another documentary-style thriller about a household plagued by a menacing spirit.

"Paranormal Activity 2" bumped the previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the stunt comedy "Jackass 3D," down to second place. "Jackass 3D" pulled in $21.6 million, raising its 10-day total to $87.1 million, more than either of the earlier two "Jackass" movies took in during their entire runs.

Clint Eastwood's supernatural drama "Hereafter" expanded into nationwide release and came in at No. 4 with $12 million.


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