WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Paranormal Activity Is A Shocker In #1 Place

Oct. 25 2009, Updated 4:08 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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