Paranormal 2 tops US box office
Paranormal Activity 2 has topped the US box office, taking 41.5 million dollars in its opening weekend.
Paramount Pictures' follow-up to last year's micro-budgeted hit Paranormal Activity packed out cinemas with people wanting another documentary-style thriller about a household plagued by a menacing spirit.
Paramount also had the number two movie with the stunt comedy Jackass 3D, which opened in first place the previous weekend. Jackass 3D pulled in 21.6 million dollars, down sharply from its 50 million opening.
But the movie raised its 10-day total to 87.1 million, more than either of the earlier two Jackass movies took in during their entire runs.
Action comedy Red held up well from its number two debut a weekend earlier, slipping to third with 15 million and lifting its 10-day total to 43.5 million.
After opening Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon's Hereafter in limited release a week earlier, Warner Brothers expanded the supernatural drama nationwide, and the film came in at number four with 12 million.
Also in the top ten were Life As We Know It and The Social Network.