|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Paranormal 4 ||$30.2M ||$30.2M ||$20M lower than number 3's opening last October. Has the demon been exorcised? |
|Argo ||$16.6M ||$43.1M ||Affleck helmed Middle East thriller stays solid at no. 2 |
|Hotel Transylvania ||$13.5M ||$119M ||Definitely on the way to be top-grossing Sony animation pic |
|Taken 2 ||$13.4M ||$105.9M ||Still in the top 5. Is Taken 3 around the corner? |
|Alex Cross ||$11.7M ||$11.7M ||Worst opening ever for a movie starring Tyler Perry |
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.22.12 by reelz
Heeeere's Katie!hair-raising entertainment news
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.20.12 by BrentJS
There was a time when October was the time for the perennial entry in the Saw series, but now a new entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise is as common as the autumn leaves changing color. Already on to their fourth installment, Paranormal Activity 4 will open this week, offering a new look at that tricky demon haunting people while they sleep. The franchise started out with San Diego couple Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) discovering that a malicious spirit had invaded their condo, which then went on to torment Katie's sister Kristi (Sprague Grayden) and her family in Paranormal Activity 2. The franchise went back in time to 1988 for Paranormal Activity 3, which saw a young Katie and Kristi's first experience with the Demon, and was the most successful entry in the series, earning $205 million worldwide. It's doubtful that Paranormal Activity 4 will be the final installment in the franchise, so why not catch up with the series with the latest clip, which covers the events of the previous three movies. Even if you have seen all the Paranormal Activity movies, it's worth a refresher. watch the clip >> Posted 10.19.12 by Ryan
The month of Halloween is here, which means studios are trotting out their horror movies, or, rather, their found-footage horror movies. Yes, the technique re-popularized by Paranormal Activity has taken over the genre, to the dismay of some horror fans, while others might praise the innovation for keeping the costs down and the ability to make more horror movies up. Luckily, it looks like the next two horror movies to be released that utilize the format — Paranormal Activity 4 and The Bay look like they should be able to be interesting and, dare we say it, scary as well. New preview clips from the two movies have arrived online, as well as a new clip from the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall, which lately seems to be gushing out clips in anticipation of its release next month. We've put all the clips together for your viewing pleasure.the latest in trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the clips >> Posted 10.18.12 by Ryan
"Oh, yes, there will be (more) blood!"
It's difficult enough to scare audiences when a movie has an original plot and an unknown killer, but horror movie franchises somehow manage to keep moviegoers coming back for more of the same frights. The immortal killers in the Friday the 13th, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street movies hold a place of prominence in movie history alongside Vulcans, Jedis and British secret agents because of their long-running franchises, while the George A. Romero-style zombies have become ubiquitous. All too often, horror sequels are cheap knock-offs of the original created solely to cash in; however, there are those rare sequels that manage to surpass their predecessors, often by expanding upon the original's mythology or by taking the franchise in another direction. Lock the doors, turn on all of the lights and help us rate the best horror movie sequels.
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Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
This October, horror movie fans get not one, but two supernatural horror movies to enjoy — the upcoming sequel Paranormal Activity 4 and Sinister. While horror fans are accustomed to flesh-and-blood killers like Friday the 13th's Jason and Halloween's Michael Myers (or, maybe not, considering they don't die very easily), both Sinister and Paranormal Activity 4 represent the current shift in horror medium to the supernatural, due, in no small part, to the success of the Paranormal Activity franchise. Movie fans have already seen what can happen between a masked psychopath like Jason going up against a supernatural killer like Freddy in 2003's Freddy vs. Jason (sorry for the reminder), but what about the supernatural vs. the supernatural? With both Sinister and Paranormal Activity 4 fighting for box office dominance this month, we decided to see which of the two supernatural entities was best — Sinister's soul-eating Bagul or Paranormal Activity's demon. Prepare your vote for a Pagan cage match! check out the strengths and weaknesses before you vote >> Posted 10.12.12 by Ryan
There goes the neighborhood.
A few days ago, a 30-second teaser trailer arrived online for Paranormal Activity 4, the mysterious next installment in the Paranormal franchise. Moving outside of the family of primary protagonist-turned-antagonist Katie (Katie Featherston), the latest trailer offers more clues as to the sequels plot. Set 5 years after the events in Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 4 follows Nevada teen Alice (Kathryn Newton), who becomes suspicious of her new neighbors, particularly after their young son Robbie moves in with Alice's family after his mother is sent to the hospital.
Is Robbie actually Hunter, the nephew Katie grabbed at the end of Paranormal Activity 2? Is that really a question? At this point, the Paranormal movies have a kind of formula to them — shadow-y figures, sheets being pulled off a bed, cameras all over the house — but it seems like the scares will continue, and we're sure that there will be a few surprises in store for audiences.trailers to keep you up at night
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 09.28.12 by Ryan
It's all been leading to this... Until the next one, of course.
In the first Paranormal Activity, girlfriend Katie (Katie Featherston) bonded with a spirit from her childhood and takes out some rage on her boyfriend Micah (Micah Sloat). In Paranormal Activity 2, Katie wasn't much kinder to her sister (Sprague Grayden) and her family, and in Paranormal Activity 3 we stepped back in time to 1988 to see how Katie first met the malevolent spirit that represents the activity of the title.
So what do Paranormal 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have in mind for Paranormal Activity 4? Two trailers released last month didn't offer many clues other than to suggest that Katie and her nephew Hunter are back, and, lacking any family members to haunt, are tormenting a young girl who lives across the street. A new sneak peek has been released on Yahoo! and creepy atmosphere seems to be the teaser's main goal.trailers to keep you up at night
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 09.26.12 by Ryan
It seems like
Christmas Halloween comes earlier and earlier every year. We're still neck-deep in the summer blockbuster season, but Paramount Pictures wants you to start thinking about the fall fright season, releasing two new trailers for Paranormal Activity 4, the latest installment in the wildly popular found-footage franchise that might just be the last installment if the tagline "All the activity has led to this..." is any indication.
Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman return to helm the fourth chapter, which has fast-forwarded in time to 2011, five years after the events in Paranormal Activity 2 (PA3 was a prequel that took place in 1988). The "activity" that led Katie (Katie Featherston) to kill her boyfriend (Micah Sloat), her sister (Sprague Grayden), and her brother-in-law (Brian Boland), and kidnap her sister's infant son, Hunter, has now appeared to have taken possession (whether literally or figuratively, we can't say) of the young boy, who menaces a young girl living across the street. Joost and Schulman have updated the movie to include footage from the girl's web-chat with her boyfriend, but the same sort of frights that fans have come to expect from the series appear to be intact. watch the trailers >> Posted 08.02.12 by BrentJS
So far, Paramount Pictures has done everything for Paranormal Activity 4, including setting a release date and hiring back Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to helm the fourth installment. In fact, the only thing that Paramount has not done for Paranormal 4 is figure out who was going to write it. Now, that's changed too. more about Paranormal Activity 4 >> Posted 03.15.12 by Ryan