Scarer sequel takes in $19 mil to best competish

Paramount’s ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ scared up an impressive $19 million in 3,216 runs on Friday.

The pic bested all others by a wide margin; its closest competitor was Paramount’s 3D pic ‘Jackass,’ which collected about $7.7 million in 3,111 engagements. Summit’s ‘Red’ earned about $4.5 million in 3,273 runs. ‘Hereafter’ from Warner Bros. grabbed the No. 4 position with about $4 million in 1,181 engagements. Rounding out the top five was Sony pic ‘The Social Network,’ which earned about $2.275 million in 2,921 runs.

It was a toss-up for the No. 6 and 7 positions on Friday between Warner Bros. pic ‘Life As We Know It’ and Disney’s ‘Secretariat,’ which both earned about $1.9 million.

The No. 8 pic was ‘The Town,’ which earned Warner Bros. about $806,000, while 3D fantasy pic ‘Legend of the Guardians’ collected about $770,000 in 2,236 runs. Sony’s ‘Easy A’ took in about $565,000 in 1,632 engagements.

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