Third "Paranormal Activity" wins weekend box office

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 23, 2011 12:08 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Haunted house movie "Paranormal Activity 3" easily won the weekend box office race with a strong $54 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

The third installment of the low-budget horror flicks topped robot boxing movie "Real Steel," which finished in second place with $11.3 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters.

A remake of classic dance film "Footloose" pulled in $10.9 million to take third place.

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Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc, released "Paranormal Activity 3" and "Footloose." Walt Disney Co distributed "Real Steel," which was produced by DreamWorks.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bill Trott)