With the aid of Halloween, Paranormal Activity overtook fellow Paramount release Puss in Boots on Monday.

‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Reclaims First Place on Halloween

on November 01, 2011 by Daniel Garris

After falling to second place over the weekend, Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 returned to first place on Monday. The low-budget horror film was obviously helped in a big way by the Halloween holiday, as the film fell just 43 percent from Sunday. Paranormal Activity 3 has grossed $83.45 million through eleven days, which places the film an impressive 25 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Paranormal Activity 2. However, with Halloween now behind us Paranormal Activity 3 is extremely likely to lose major momentum throughout the rest of the week.

Fellow Paramount release Puss in Boots took second place with $2.11 million. The computer animated Shrek spin-off from DreamWorks Animation was down 80 percent from Sunday. That represented the day's largest daily decline among wide releases, which showcases just how heavily the film is skewing towards families. Puss in Boots is performing softer than expected with a four-day start of $36.19 million, but the film will have a strong chance of holding up very well this coming weekend. The film is currently running 9.5 percent behind the pace of 2007's Bee Movie.

Fox's In Time placed in third with $1.07 million. The sci-fi film starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried fell 65 percent from Sunday. In Time has grossed $13.12 million in four days, which is on the very low end of pre-release expectations. The film continues to run 14 percent behind the pace of this year's Red Riding Hood.

The Rum Diary continued to struggle on Monday as it claimed fourth with $0.54 million. The Johnny Depp vehicle from FilmDistrict fell a solid 61 percent from Sunday, but the film will need to string together a number of strong daily holds if it is to have any chance of making up for its disappointing start. The four-day total for The Rum Diary stands at just $5.68 million.

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Tags: Puss in Boots, Paranormal Activity 3, Somewhere In TIme, The Rum Diary

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