Saw Scared Away by Paranormal Activity

The $15k horror flick Paranormal Activity finally took the top spot this weekend as it went into even wider release. It even scared away Saw VI, which is playing in a lot more theaters as Paranormal Activity. Does this mean the end of the Saw franchise? Well, that's yet to be determined, since it probably already made it's money back (even though it isn't as ginormous as its predecessors).

Meanwhile, Astroboy opened at number six with about $7 million and closely behind was Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant with $6.3 million.

Weekend Estimates:
Paranormal Activity: $22 million ($62.5 million total)
Saw VI: $14.8 million ($14.8 million total)
Where the Wild Things Are: $14.4 million ($54 million total)
Law Abiding Citizen: $12.8 million ($40.3 million total)
Couples Retreat: $11.1 million ($78.2 million total)
A few new movies hit theaters this weekend, including a sixth installment of the Saw franchise. Yes it's been six already. We'll see how it does against the highly buzzed Paranormal Activity.

Astro Boy
Why it might be a hit: Family cartoons have done decently well as of late.
Why it might tank: Still has to compete with recent flicks such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Toy Story / Toy Story 2 3D.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Why it might be a hit: Offbeat teenage horror comedy.
Why it might tank: Target audience seems hard to define.

Saw VI
Why it might be a hit: Their go to formula has worked the past five times.
Why it might tank: It's the same movie for the sixth time.

My Predictions:
Paranormal Activity: $19 million
Where the Wild Things Are: $17 million
Saw VI: $16 million
Law Abiding Citizen: $11 million
Astro Boy: $10 million

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