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'Paranormal Activity 3' Scares Up Record-Breaking Box Office

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Oct. 23 2011, Published 2:20 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Paranormal Activity 3 demolished the box office this weekend. The thriller exploded on the screen with $54 million in ticket sales, giving it the best horror pic opening of all time.

Beating industry estimates by an astounding $20 million, PA3 also had the best October opening weekend ever, and it pulled in more money than all the other films on the top 10 list combined!

All that without a big budget -- it cost only $5 million to produce -- or big-name stars.  Wow!

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