- Associated Press - Monday, October 22, 2012

The latest chapter in the “Paranormal Activity” saga didn’t capture as much attention at the box office as previous films.

Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity 4” debuted at No. 1 with $29 million, a big drop from the $40 million and $50 million opening weekends of the past two installments.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Paranormal Activity 4,” Paramount, $29,003,866, 3,412 locations, $8,501 average, $29,003,866, one week.


2. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $16,445,475, 3,247 locations, $5,065 average, $43,011,964, two weeks.

3. “Taken 2,” Fox, $13,260,870, 3,489 locations, $3,801 average, $105,832,339, three weeks.

4. “Hotel Transylvania,” Sony, $13,001,434, 3,384 locations, $3,842 average, $118,522,389, four weeks.

5. “Alex Cross,” Summit, $11,396,768, 2,539 locations, $4,489 average, $11,396,768, one week.

6. “Sinister,” Summit, $8,815,475, 2,542 locations, $3,468 average, $31,735,643, two weeks.

7. “Here Comes the Boom,” Sony, $8,407,201, 3,014 locations, $2,789 average, $23,131,529, two weeks.

8. “Pitch Perfect,” Universal, $6,756,430, 2,660 locations, $2,540 average, $45,516,778, four weeks.

9. “Frankenweenie,” Disney, $4,329,358, 2,362 locations, $1,833 average, $28,238,779, three weeks.

10. “Looper,” Sony, $4,202,687, 2,223 locations, $1,891 average, $57,842,819, four weeks.

11. “Seven Psychopaths,” CBS Films, $3,273,480, 1,480 locations, $2,212 average, $9,161,472, two weeks.

12. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Summit, $2,153,247, 745 locations, $2,890 average, $9,123,872, five weeks.

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