Paranormal Activity 3 Slays Real Steel, Footloose at Box Office

Entertainment Oct. 23, 2011 AT 9:24PM
Paranormal Activity 3 Slays Real Steel, Footloose at Box Office Credit: Paramount Pictures; Dreamworks

Real Steel may have topped the box office last week, but it wasn't tough enough to brave the supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity 3.

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In its first weekend, the third installment in the blockbuster horror series brought in over $54 million ($80 million worldwide) and broke the record for best October opening, while the Hugh Jackman science fiction action flick dropped to the number 2 spot earning $11.3 million in its third weekend.

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The remake of Footloose, starring Julianne Hough, dipped to the number 3 spot pulling in $10.8 million in its second week.

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Other openers this weekend received just a fraction of viewers' love when compared to Paranormal 3: Orlando Bloom's The Three Musketeers grossed $8.8 million and Rowan Atkinson's Johnny English Reborn brought in just $3.8 million.

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