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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

 -  Horror  -  22 October 2010 (USA)
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After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

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Daniel Rey along with his wife, Kristi; daughter, Ali; toddler son, Hunter, and their dog, move to Carlsbad, California. A few days later their residence is broken into, however, nothing appears to be missing. In order to prevent re-occurrences, they install a number of security cameras that will record everything on a DVR. After they hire a Spanish-speaking nanny to look after Hunter, she informs them that there is something wrong in their house and performs prayers, much to the chagrin of Daniel, who lets her go. He will subsequently regret this decision as more inexplicable and strange incidents occur, with Ali concluding, after a research, that their house may be possessed by a demonic entity. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated R for some language and brief violent material | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,764,722 (UK) (22 October 2010)

Gross:

$84,749,884 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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Upon release, this broke the record for the biggest midnight gross of an R-rated movie with $6.3 million, and the biggest opening for a horror movie of all time, earning a total of $41,500,000 in its opening weekend. See more »

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In the first scene when the car is driving up to the house when they are bringing Hunter home for the first time, as the car pulls into the driveway, you can see Kristi sitting in the back seat on the passenger side, and you can see the handle of the baby carrier in the back seat on the driver's side. In the next shot where Daniel is taking the baby out of the car, the car seat is now clearly on the passenger side of the vehicle. See more »

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[first lines]
Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
26 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To some this will be a slow and boring film, with a few choice moments. It is mostly tension. It forces you to bring the fear yourself. Long, wide shots of large rooms, make sure you are searching each frame for something out of place or abnormal. Your mind may even play tricks on you at times. In contrast to the first film, this was a little better. The main problem I had with the original was the fact that one of the protagonists was completely unlikable. Here we have a close family, and for the most part, people don't act THAT stupid. The real star is the dog, coming off as a protective guardian, and honestly able to act scared and brave almost at the same time. There are some brilliant sections, but it never goes far enough. A third film seems to be on its way, but will it run out of steam?


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