Friday Box Office: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES Debuts at Top Spot, FROZEN Holds at Number Two, HOBBIT Holds off WOLF and HUSTLE

     January 4, 2014

paranormal-activity-marked-ones-slice

While it remains to be seen whether or not the spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones can match other opening weekend totals in the horror franchise, Friday’s box office indicates that it should at least win this weekend’s top spot.  No real surprise considering that it’s the only new debut to open in wide release on 2014’s first weekend.  What would be surprising is a possible sub-$20 million debut for the horror installment, which is notable since the series’ previous installment, Paranormal Activity 4, set a franchise low at $29 million.  Inclement winter weather may have played a factor, along with the timing of The Marked Ones‘ release date; all of the previous films were released near Halloween.  We’ll see if the franchise is still a lucrative one when Paranormal Activity 5 debuts October 24th of this year.  Here’s a look at the other top spots for Friday’s box office:

Title Friday Total
1.  Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $8,700,000 $8.7
2.  Frozen $6,750,000 $283.9
3.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $5,120,000 $218.5
4.  The Wolf of Wall Street $4,314,000 $54.2
5.  American Hustle $4,165,000 $79.7
Around The Web

Latest News

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Haleigh, Matt, and Dave single out their picks for best Disney Animated villains, ranging from Snow White's Evil Queen to Hercules' sassy ruler of the Underworld.

New ANT-MAN Trailer Disses the Iron Man Armor

Hank Pym believes that a suit designed to make someone shrink down to the size of an ant isn't “cute technology”.

Matt Bomer on MAGIC MIKE XXL, the WHITE COLLAR Ending, Shane Black, and More

The actor discusses his adoration for 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Gay Perry, working with Black on 'The Nice Guys', and how 'E.T.' made a strong impression on him as a child.

SELF/LESS: Four Clips & Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveal the Side Effects of Death

The new 'Self/less' clips finally show off some of Tarsem's signature flair.

New PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Images Prepare for Proper Slaying

Director Burr Steers says his spin on Austen’s novel won’t be winking at the camera.

DEADPOOL: The Merc with a Mouth and Negasonic Teenage Warhead Catch a Cab

A new image showcases Wade Wilson and his young, telepathic pal.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>