3 January 2014 7:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” materialized with a respectable $1.2 million in the U.S. in its first late night shows Thursday at about 1,600 locations.

Initial estimates range for the opening weekend range from $15 million to $20 million.

Paramount’s “The Devil Inside” grossed $2 million in its late night shows and went on to gross $38 million in the first weekend of 2012.

Cold weather in the East impacted many theaters, most notably in Boston and New York, according to Paramount.

The fifth edition of Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity” series will be competing against Warner Bros.’  “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which has won the past three weekends, and Disney’s sixth weekend of “Frozen.”

“Smaug” grossed $4.1 million on Thursday in the U.S. for a three-week total of $213.3 million. “Frozen” is nearing a $275 million domestic cume.

“The Marked Ones,” an offshoot of the franchise with new characters, has a budget »

- Dave McNary

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Warner Bros. [us]
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Jason Blum (I)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners