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“Paranormal Activity 4″ Debuts at Number One with $30 Million

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0  Updated at 3:23 am, October 22nd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Business was “normal” at the box office over the weekend.

The horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 opened in first place, earning an estimated $30.2 million.

Taken 2, which was number one the previous two weekends, tumbled to the fourth spot, with $13.4 million.

The weekend’s other wide release, Alex Cross, was a disappointment.  The thriller, starring Tyler Perry in the titular role, debuted in fifth place, collecting $11.8 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

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

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