"Paranormal Activity 3" Scares Competition, Debuts at No. 1 with $54 Million! 

"Paranormal Activity" the franchise is a certifiable hit! The third installment of the popular series scared up $54 million at the box-office to debut at No. 1. ("Paranormal Activity 3" movie review click here, "Paranormal Activity 3" giveaway click here)

Budgeted at $5 million, "Paranormal Activity 3" had the biggest debut ever for a horror movie! "Paranormal Activity 2" held the crown when it opened a year ago with $40.7 million. "Paranormal Activity 3" also beat the record previously held by another Paramount film, "Jackass 3D" which had the biggest opening ever for an October release.

Not anymore. Sorry "Jackass" folks, but Katie and Kristi and their invisible friend Toby are now the box-office champs!

Falling to the No. 2 spot is "Real Steel." The Hugh Jackman-actioner made $11.3 million, and so far has sold $153.3 million in box-office tickets worldwide!


"Real Steel" interview with Dakota Goyo
"Real Steel" world premiere
"Real Steel" movie review

And "Footloose" continues to cut loose! The remake starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough made $10.85 million for the No. 3 spot.


Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald interview
Miles Teller and Ziah Colon interview
Writer-director Craig Brewer interview
"Footloose" movie review

Not having a great weekend was Summit and Universal. Summit's "The Three Musketeers" under-performed with $8.8 million entering at No. 4. Universal's "Johnny English Reborn" starring Rowan Atkinson as the bumbling spy only mustered $3.8 million to debut at No. 8...yikes!

But the bright, shining light at the box-office universe is the psychological thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Buoyed by the strong performance of Elizabeth Olsen, the film made $137,541 in just four screens in New York and Los Angeles! That's $34,385 per screen y'all! Congrats!

Here's the Top 10 Box Office Films for the weekend of Oct. 21st:

1. "Paranormal Activity 3," $54 million.
2. "Real Steel," $11.3 million.
3. "Footloose," $10.85 million.
4. "The Three Musketeers," $8.8 million.
5. "The Ides of March," $4.9 million.
6. "Dolphin Tale," $4.2 million.
7. "Moneyball," $4.05 million.
8. "Johnny English Reborn," $3.8 million. ($13.5 million international.)
9. "The Thing," $3.1 million.
10. "50/50," $2.8 million.

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Win Exclusive "Paranormal Activity 3" Prizes Courtesy of Paramount Pictures! 

This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we’re giving away fun “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3” prizes courtesy of Paramount Pictures! One lucky winner will get:

*** "Paranormal Activity 3" T-shirts
*** "Paranormal Activity 3" ball cap
*** “Paranormal Activity 3” Mini-posters
*** “Paranormal Activity 3" stickers

How do you enter? Go to my Facebook page on facebook.com/MannytheMovieGuy, then like the page, like the post, and just like me :tongue

We will draw the name of the winner on Friday, Oct. 28th.

Sorry international friends, but this is limited to U.S. residents only!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK! Oh, watch the video below!


"Paranormal Activity 3' Movie Review

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Have You Seen "Paranormal Activity 3" Yet? Watch My Review! Boo! 

Check out my written review of "Paranormal Activity 3" by clicking here.

Here's more info on "Paranormal Activity 3" from Yahoo:

The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise continues with this third outing from Paramount Pictures. Oren Peli and Jason Blum return to produce the highly secretive feature.

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel
Release Date: October 21st, 2011 (limited)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Directed by
Henry Joost
Ariel Schulman

Writing credits
Christopher B. Landon
Oren Peli characters

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Katie Featherston ... Katie

Sprague Grayden ... Kristi Rey

Lauren Bittner ... Julie

Chloe Csengery ... Young Katie

Christopher Nicholas Smith ... Dennis

Jessica Tyler Brown ... Young Kristi Rey

Brian Boland ... Daniel Rey

Dustin Ingram ... Randy Rosen

Mark Fredrichs ... Dr. Fredrichs

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"Paranormal Activity 3" Movie Review -- How Many Demonic Kisses Does the Movie Deserve? 

The first “Paranormal Activity” intrigued me, the sequel scared me, and the third made me believe in the potency of the franchise. All three films invite us to use our imagination which makes the journey far scarier. No gore, just good-old fashioned thrills.

Oren Peli wrote and directed the first film with a production budget of $15,000. The movie went on to earn $108 million and became one of the most profitable series in cinema history. The doomed relationship between Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) was explored and we witnessed the paranormal activity inside a house in Carlsbad, CA. Read More...

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Gillian Anderson Interview for “Johnny English Reborn," and Perhaps, a New "X-Files" Movie? 

Gillian Anderson trades her “X-Files” suit for another high-powered suit, this time as the head of MI7, Pamela “Pegasus” Thornton in the new film “Johnny English Reborn” starring Rowan Atkinson. It may not be a common knowledge, but Anderson is an effective comedienne with impeccable timing.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her interest in joining the cast of “Johnny English Reborn”
*** Working with Rowan Atkinson – Anderson revealed that she found the comedian’s style a bit different in the beginning
*** Is there another “X-Files” movie coming soon?

“Johnny English Reborn” opens nationwide on Friday, Oct. 21st.


Here's more info on "Johnny English Reborn" from Yahoo:

In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

Also Known As: Johnny English 2
Untitled (Working Title Films/Johnny English Sequel)

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Thriller and Sequel

Release Date: October 28th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG for for mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality.

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Production Co.: Working Title Films

Studios: Universal Pictures

Filming Locations: United Kingdom

Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark (III)

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