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'Paranormal Activity 2' scares up $41.5M

A dog and a baby are shown in a scene from the 2010 horror movie, 'Paranormal Activity 2.' (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

October 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Halloween is just one week away and this weekend, "Paranormal activity 2" scared its way to the top spot at the box office. The film pulled in $41.5 million in its debut.

The first "Paranormal Activity" movie was made for less than $15,000 and went on make more than $100 million.

Last weekend's box office champion, "Jackass 3D," came in second this weekend with $21.6 million.

The action comedy "Red" came in third with $15 million.

Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" starring Matt Damon ranked fourth with $12 million while "The Social Network" snagged the fifth slot with $7.3 million.

1. "Paranormal Activity 2," $41.5 million.

2. "Jackass 3D," $21.6 million.

3. "Red," $15 million.

4. "Hereafter," $12 million.

5. "The Social Network," $7.3 million.

6. "Secretariat," $6.9 million.

7. "Life as We Know It," $6.2 million.

8. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," $3.2 million.

9. "The Town," $2.7 million.

10. "Easy A," $1.8 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.