“Paranormal Activity” has become the little movie that could. This weekend, it leaped into the number one spot, leaving a pack of competitors far behind. “Paranormal Activity” rang up an estimated $22 million to become the top movie in the country. In five weeks, the spooky story of a couple haunted in their home by a demonic presence has scored over $60 million. The horror/thriller reportedly was produced for only $15,000.
In second place, the debut of “Saw Vl” with $14.8 million. A disappointing opening for the latest flick in this horror/torture/porn franchise. Last week’s number one movie, the fantasy/adventure “Where the Wild Things Are” landed in third with $14.4 million.
The revenge drama, “Law Abiding Citizen” took fourth with about $12.7 million and rounding out the top five, the relationship comedy, “Couples Retreat” with around $11 million.