Paranormal Activity 3 breaks US box office records

Poltergeist prequel Paranormal Activity 3 set a new record for highest horror debut this weekend, grossing an extraordinary $54m in the US and Canada.

The record was previously held by its predecessor Paranormal Activity 2, which took $40.7m when it opened last year. Paranormal Activity 3 also broke the $50.4m record (set last year by Jackass 3D) for an October release.

The Paranormal Activity franchise, the first film of which was shot for just $15,000 on a video camera, has enjoyed enormous success since it launched in 2009. If you’re into found footage, witches and horrible jumpy moments, check back on Wednesday for our review!

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