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Monday November 2, 2009 8:24 pm

Box Office Breakdown: That Was It for Paranormal Activity

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Based on the numbers from the past week, it looks like This Is It should remain in theaters longer than two weeks. Oh wait - it will.

Since opening late Tuesday night, the concert film has generated a total of $34.4 million domestically - $23.2 million just over the weekend - and approximately $101 worldwide. Although Michael Jackson technically didn’t beat the opener for Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (that entry earned more over 5 days), had the best international debut ever for any concert film.

Sony’s win meant a short victory for . After a steady climb, and only 1 week at the top, the horror film slipped down to second place. Of course, the word-of-mouth hit has nothing to complain about. Not only has the movie grossed $84.6 million to date, it also had the best per screen average of any Top 10 charter.

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  1. Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Sony, $23,234,394 (avg. $6675)
  2. Paranormal Activity, Paramount, $16,387,327 (avg. $6817)
  3. Law Abiding Citizen, Overture Films, $7,403,630 (avg. $2679)
  4. Couples Retreat, Universal, $6,460,525 (avg. $2135)
  5. Where the Wild Things Are, Warner Bros., $5,931,417 (avg. $1627)
  6. Saw VI, Lionsgate, $5,270,794 (avg. $1736)
  7. Astro Boy, Summit Entertainment, $3,460,651 (avg. $1146)
  8. The Stepfather, Sony, $3,207,792 (avg. $1367)
  9. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Universal, $3,098,185 (avg. $1125)
  10. Amelia, Fox Searchlight, $3,034,667 (avg. $2836)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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