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Paranormal Activity 2 opens to supernatural horror record $40.7M

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 opened to $40.678M from 3,216 theaters ($12,649/theater avg.) for a supernatural horror movie record. The first Paranormal Activity had a staggered roll-out, but its biggest weekend was only a little more than half that of ‘PA2′ (Week 5: $21.104M / 1,945 theaters).

After opening in limited release last weekend, Clint Eastwood’s […]

Paranormal Activity 2 bows with record $6.3M midnight

Paranormal Activity 2, the sequel to the hit 2009 horror film, got off to a strong start on Thursday night with post-midnight shows — post-12:01am — taking in $6.3M, a record among for an R-rated film (beating 2009’s Watchmen).

Expectations are for the film to do more than $30M for the weekend.

Paranormal Activity 2 will get IMAX release

Paramount and IMAX have announced that Paranormal Activity 2 will be released to digital IMAX theaters worldwide simultaneously with the film’s release on October 22, 2010.

“Paramount has delivered another great movie that we believe will really resonate with IMAX fans,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “The growth of our digital theatre network has allowed us greater flexibility in programming, and we’re very pleased to bring this highly anticipated sequel to the ever-increasing IMAX audience.”

The full press release follows after the jump.

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Paranormal Activity 2 movie poster

Empire got their hands on the first movie poster for Paranormal Activity 2. Check it out in full and in high resolution after the jump.

Paranormal Activity 2 will be directed by Tod Williams and is scheduled to hit theaters on October 22, 2010

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Paranormal Activity 2 teaser trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the teaser trailer for the Tod ‘Kip’ Williams-directed sequel Paranormal Activity 2. Click over the jump to check it out.

Paranormal Activity 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October 22, 2010.

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Kip Williams will direct Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli revealed on that Kip Williams (“The Door in the Floor”) will direct Paranormal Activity 2:

“We are thrilled to have Kip working with us,” Peli says. “He is the guy we want at the helm, because he knows exactly what we want to deliver to the […]

Brian De Palma on Paramount’s short list to direct Paranormal Activity 2

The LA Times’ 24 Frames blog reports that Paramount Pictures is currently looking over several directors to helm Paranormal Activity 2, including Brian De Palma, Brad Anderson (“Transsiberian”) and Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”). 24 Frames also reports that at one time producer Akiva Goldsman was in consideration.

Of course this is all happening because […]

Lionsgate Blocks Paramount; Kevin Greutert Will Direct Saw VII 3D; Paramount Looking for New Paranormal Activity 2 Director

This is intriguing.  A few weeks ago Paramount Pictures hired Saw VI director Kevin Greutert to direct Paranormal Activity 2 and set October 22nd as the release date for the sequel to the highly successful 2009 horror film.  That date put it in direct competition with the seventh film in the Saw franchise. Well, […]

Paramount Pictures Sets October 22, 2010 Release Date for Paranormal Activity 2

As expected — although perhaps not this fast — Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to the hit Paranormal Activity.  Paranormal Activity 2 has been slated for a October 22, 2010 release date with Kevin Greutert (Saw VI) attached to direct.

Michael R. Perry will write the script, while Jason Blum and […]