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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/22/2012

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ wins weekend box office; ‘Alex Cross’ flops

Kathryn Newton in Paranormal Activity 4. (Dean Hendler/Paramount Pictures)
Just in time for Halloween, the fourth installment of “Paranormal Activity” (which did not screen in time for review) took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, earning $30.2 million. The franchise may be losing some steam, though, as the earnings still fell some $10 million short of the third installment’s debut.

No other new releases competed with “Paranormal Activity 4.” Tyler Perry’s straight-faced “Alex Cross” flopped, coming in at No. 5 and earning only $11.8 million.

Here are the top 10 movies at the weekend box office (the AP has more on the box office numbers):

1. “Paranormal Activity 4,” $30.2 million

2. “Argo,” $16.6 million

3. “Hotel Transylvania,” $13.5 million

4. “Taken 2,” $13.4 million

5. “Alex Cross,” $11.8 million

6. “Sinister,” $9 million

7. “Here Comes the Boom,” $8.5 million

8. “Pitch Perfect,” $7 million

9. “Frankenweenie,” $4.4 million

10. “Looper,” $4.2 million

By  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/22/2012

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