It only cost $15,000 to shoot but Paranormal Activity is going to make the four friends behind the home-made thriller very rich and very in-demand in Hollywood. Word-of-mouth and Internet buzz drove it to the number one position at the box office this weekend with an estimated take of $22 million. Second place went to Saw VI with $14.8 million. Where the Wild Things Are fell off substantially from last weekend. It came in number three with $14.4 million. Fourth place went to Law Abiding Citizen which sold an estimated $12.7 million in tickets. Couples Reatreat held on for fifth place with $11.1 million.
The rest of the top 10: Astro Boy – $7 million; The Stepfather – $6.5 million; Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant – $6.3 million; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $5.6 million; Zombieland – $4.3 million.