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Last night residents of the Northeastern Us were being warned of a snarling blizzard barreling their way. But even with the threat of 6 to 12 inches of snow, single digit temperatures, and vicious howling winds, fans of the Paranormal Activity franchise turned out in force. THR reports Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones took in $1.2 million from midnight screenings early Friday. With a reported budget of $5 million, this seems a fantastic start to the frightening franchise's spin-off installment. However, these figures pale in comparison to the midnight debuts of recently released similar horror titles. For instance, in 2012 another possession-centered horror-thriller The Devil Inside also opened the first week of January. Despite being spectacularly loathed by critics--boasting a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes--this $1 million movie made $2 million at midnight screenings, on its way to a $33.7 mil opening weekend. Perhaps more to the point, Paranormal Activity 4, the previous release of this growing franchise, made »

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