Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must Read.

With Halloween Upon Us …
… movie lovers flocked to see “Paranormal Activity 3” over the weekend. The movie opened strong, helping to drive a more than 43 percent increase in box office receipts over last weekend.

Via BoxOfficeMojo, here’s the weekend by the numbers:

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Paranormal Activity 3 Par. $54,020,000 3,321 $16,266 $54,020,000 $5 1
2 1 Real Steel BV $11,319,000 -30.5% 3,412 -28 $3,317 $67,226,640 3
3 2 Footloose (2011) Par. $10,850,000 -30.3% 3,555 +6 $3,052 $30,863,031 $24 2
4 N The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. $8,800,000 3,017 $2,917 $8,800,000 1
5 4 The Ides of March Sony $4,900,000 -31.1% 2,042 -157 $2,400 $29,159,326 3
6 5 Dolphin Tale WB $4,200,000 -32.6% 2,858 -428 $1,470 $64,390,675 $37 5
7 6 Moneyball Sony $4,050,000 -25.8% 2,353 -487 $1,721 $63,708,894 $50 5
8 N Johnny English Reborn Uni. $3,800,000 1,552 $2,448 $3,800,000 $45 1
9 3 The Thing (2011) Uni. $3,115,000 -63.3% 2,995 -1 $1,040 $14,100,000 2
10 7 50/50 Sum. $2,800,000 -34.3% 1,932 -459 $1,449 $28,800,000 $8 4
11 8 Courageous TriS $2,500,000 -24.4% 1,195 -19 $2,092 $24,981,166 $2 4
10 The Lion King (in 3D) BV $1,242,000 -55.5% 1,091 -879 $1,138 $92,596,300 6

The second movie hasn’t even hit theaters, and via Empire, we learn that Warners is already plotting a third installment to its successful “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. One of the most gratifying things about the last few years is the mid-career flowering of star Robert Downey Jr.

Here’s the nut graf:

“It’s a sign of confidence in the continuing appeal of Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Guy Ritchie’s take on the world of Sherlock Holmes: Warner Bros. has hired writer Drew Pearce to start cranking out ideas for a third outing for the titular ‘tec.

Though the second film, subtitled A Game Of Thrones Shadows, isn’t set to hit cinemas for a couple of months, the buzz is apparently very positive, which is one reason why the studio might be eager to get cracking on another film. And anyway, hiring a writer isn’t quire as big a commitment as making any other deals, so it’s an easy step to take.”

Read the full story here.

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About jlmicek

I'm an award-winning journalist in Harrisburg, Pa. I also run and cook all the things.
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