'Paranormal Activity 4' Leads Weekend Box Office

10/20/2012 02:34 pm ET

The latest "Paranormal" iteration is leading this weekend's box office. "Paranormal Activity 4" brought in $15 million from the 3,412 theaters it played.

While it was a strong showing for the weekend, the last film in the franchise, "Paranormal Activity 3," had a record-breaking $54 million opening. THR reports that "Paranormal Activity 4" is on track for a $33.5 million weekend, on pace for a third place finish behind the third movie in the series and "Paranormal Activity 2," which dialed up a $40.7 million opening weekend in 2010.

Ben Affleck's highly acclaimed "Argo," had a strong second weekend, bringing it to number two at the box office. The film earned $5.1 million for a cumulative total of $36.7 million.

Other box office leaders include Liam Neeson's thriller "Taken 2," which grossed $4.3 million -- on pace to break $100 million this weekend. Prolific actor Tyler Perry's latest, "Alex Cross," made $4 million on Friday for a number four spot.

For more, head over to THR.

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